Saturday, February 27, 2010

Y'all just call me Betsy Ross!

It's far from perfect, but the bargello flag IS finished! The finished size is 32" x 25.5".

Last Saturday (yes, one week ago!), Nikki Rainey led a class for our quilt guild, teaching us to make this bargello flag wall hanging.

The edges really are straight, even though they don't look so in the photo. It's hanging sort of unevenly on hooks over the door.

Thanks, Nikki, for teaching us how to make this project!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday Snow - After The Storm

What a beautiful winter day! Blue sky and white snow. I'll just let the photos do the talking.

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Snowy View From the Kitchen Window

While snow is routine for much of our great country, it rarely comes to us in the deep south.

Snow started falling here about noon today. I was hoping for enough to look pretty for a while. Looks like we have it.

This is the view from my kitchen window this afternoon, looking out into the woods behind the house.

And this is how it looked a few hours later.

And this is the view from the front porch, looking toward the street.

I'm glad I don't really have any need to leave the house!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Walk in the Winter Garden

Today was the first time we'd seen blue sky in days!

Just when we think it's the 'dead' of winter, Mother Nature shows us she's still busy behind the scenes.

It was a delight to find these tiny yellow crocus in bloom.

Molly Kitty will be happy to know that her catnip is coming back to life!

I expect these blue asters to freeze long before they have a chance to bloom.

Nice to see the yarrow coming back to life.

This time of year, you have to look pretty hard to find something the wildlife has not consumed. But, they seem to have missed these nandina berries, hidden deep in the foliage.

One of my favorites! The native azalea has one small pink bud. These will be gorgeous in a couple months.

There are many fat yellow daffodil buds. These fat pointy buds are the double flowering variety.

These are some very strange daffs. The center will be green. A very old variety, dug up from an estate just before it was bulldozed.

The Encore azaleas now have buds! These did not do well for several years after they were planted. After 4 years, they're starting to perform.

I was afraid our extended cold spell had killed the large rosemary bush. But, a close look shows live stems and some surviving needles. I think it will need a pretty good pruning later in the spring. But, I'll leave it alone for now and let it recover in peace.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Transforming the Bedroom - Part 8 - Mission Accomplished

I'm finally getting the bedroom put back together.
This is my favorite cozy corner.