Hello lovely lovelies♡ 'Tis a lovely Sunday morning♡ The beginning of another week♡ I must say last week was one with lots of snapshots of moments of a little more of this and a little more of that. A week where the things that had to get done were punctuated with more, more, more of the things that bring me contentment♡
More......walks in the garden with my Maisie♡ More misty mornings♡ More blue, blue, summery skies♡ More gossamer, silky, shawl-like spider webs with beaded droplets of dew glistening in the mist♡
More.....floribunda......flowers♡ More Dahlias♡ More Roses♡ More Sweet Peas♡ More Hydrangeas♡ More Gladdies♡
More....hand quilting♡ Just a little. I have begun the begin of hand quilting my quilt, Crazy Flowers, with an explosion of crazy fabrics forming even crazier flowers. Simple, little hand-quilted stitches, do-si-do-ing round and round and round the octagon-shaped flowers; giving a sense of petals tightly wrapped together before they unfurl to reveal blooming crazy flowers. The little squares in between the flowers have a simple cross skipping through them. I was going to machine quilt this pretty, but on second thoughts I just wanted to sit and enjoy slow hand quilting. I really didn't want to wrestle with the quilt and the sewing machine. Sore shoulders, hunched back.....no, no, NO!!!!
More.....tea and cake.........book readin'.......magazine browsing♡ Actually, if truth be told, much, much, much more tea and cake. I am enjoying Renegrades, Born In The USA, the dialogue between Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen, and I am loving reading The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams.
More......playing, designing and stitching another bag♡ When my very dear friend visited me last year she happened to see my pretty blue bag, and my pink bag she asked if I would make her one. I said "well.....if you can find bag handles of similar ilk, yes, I will whip you up a pretty bag". Now, I must say at this interval I was quite smug about my friend not finding handles such as the ones I had, as these days they are pretty much rare as hen's teeth. I might also add that I was quite certain that because of this I wouldn't have to make yet another bag. =) Yes indeed...very smug. Wrong!! Believe it or not, the next day we went shopping, my friend darkened the door of an op shop and lo and behold she came out with similar bag handles in her hand!! I might add at this juncture that she was beaming with a wide lookity-look-at-what-I-found smile on her face! Needless to say I am now fashioning my lovely friend a one-of-a-kind-Kim-Sharman bag. Be careful what you say, Kim. =)
More sweet little hexies♡ Hexies fashioned from my new Tilda, Pie In The Sky fabrics♡
A week with little bits of more, more, more♡ A week just doing more of what adds a smile to my day. How about you?? Were there more moments of beauty in your days?? More moments of doing what you love, squeezed in between the mundane, the 'must do's' of the everyday?? I hope so♡ I have to hurry off now. It is a day where my good husband and I will be travelling over mountain and down dale as he is preaching at a couple of little country churches. On days such as this I call him the 'travellin' preacher man'. =) It will be a pleasant day where I will catch up with beautiful people and enjoy a little hand stitching as the beautiful countryside rolls by with the blue, blue, summery sky above. A little hand quilting perhaps.....or a few sweet hexies. I will just go with the flow and hand stitch some more, more, more. But then, I may just want to relax as the scenery whizzes by and read my book. In any case I will enjoy some hand quilting later this evening. As it is Sunday when all things slow stitching is celebrated, later this evening I will pop by Kathy's lovely place and see what all the other lovely lovelies are stitching. Love, love, love Sundays♡ Have a lovely day, lovely lovelies♡
Until the next time....................
What can I say, but more beauty from your little part of paradise, Kim. As always, love the all those gorgeous flowers. Lucky friend, she found the handles, now as first prize, gets a very special bag made by you. But I'm sure she is a very special friend, and you will so much enjoyment creating her one of a kind bag, just for her.ReplyDelete
Your flowers are so beautiful! So are your Tilda hexie flowers! Your friend will be thrilled with her bag, happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Como disfruto con tus preciosas flores. en especial las dalias y las hortensias y es todo un placer contemplar tus coloridas telas.ReplyDelete
Esta semana también ha sido encantadora para mí, hace mucho frío, pero quedar un día con amigas costureras para comprar telas en el mercadillo, charlar, café, charlar, fotos....... recargamos las pilas..... he cosido un vestido y he empezado a tejer un chaleco de crochet en color ciclamen para la primavera...... y dentro de un rato, a las 11 pm veremos un par de capítulos de una serie de televisión y mientras veo.... voy tejiendo.....
Such a lovely post Kim gorgeous flower gardenReplyDelete
Adorable flowers...Stunning photos... Thank you for sharing such beauty and joy...ReplyDelete
You are very welcome, lovely Maristella. It is always my pleasure to share joyous happy snaps with you. =) Kim XxDelete
I never tire of seeing pictures of your beautiful garden and flowers. Throw in a little rust and peely paint and I am a very happy lady!. Lots of beautiful floral things happening with you - have another lovely week. xxReplyDelete
Gorgeous garden you have ! So much flowers and colors !ReplyDelete
We can't have this in Summer because of the heat and lack of water...
An other beautiful bag and quilts to balance the beauty of your garden !
It's always a pleasure to visit your blog dear Kim !
Have a nice week ! Maisie too ;)
Ahhh, so much loveliness again! I so enjoy walking through your beautiful garden! Another wonderful bag....love it. Now and then I think I should really master machine quilting, but when I try I end up with painful shoulders...There is something about sitting down, with your quilt in your lap, and cherish it little longer while slow stitching. Have another lovely week in your garden! xxReplyDelete
Maisie looks like she enjoys your garden as much as you do. I have to admit I am jealous of your multitude of flowers, but I know that I just don't like working in the garden. Thank you for all those pretty photos. I am looking forward to seeing your latest bag. I love that your friend so quickly found the handles. I like how you are completing the hand quilting on that bag. It really makes those roses pop. Enjoy your tea, cake, Sunday travels and stitching.ReplyDelete
So much beauties, Kim, Love how you are hand quilting Crazy Flowers. Sure your friend will be thrilled, can't wait to see the new butterfly beautiful bag. Have a wonderful week filled with what adds smiles to your face.ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers and lots of walks in the garden with your companion, Maisie! Perfect! Your hand quilting is really enhancing the flowers on your quilt. I have read The Dictionary of Lost Words. Great book. Have you read the Bookwoman of Troublesome creek? Gail at the cozy quilterReplyDelete
It all sounds idyllic Kim and yes we do need more of all of that, your friend is very lucky to have a friend who can fashion such a beautiful bag for her but I always enjoy making things for the people I love and I'm sure that you feel that way too. I have been a little unwell this week and it was such a great excuse to do all the things I love too without any conscience whats so ever haha I hope that you have had a great Sunday xxReplyDelete
Seeing all your gorgeous flowers has reminded me to start indoor sowing of some coleus because before we know it, spring will be here. Just yesterday, my sister and I were talking about cottage season starting up soon. Your hand quilting is so lovely and I don't remember seeing that quilt before? How could I have missed those blocks?ReplyDelete
You are such a good friend!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your slow stitching today, you've picked a beautiful project to spend your time with.ReplyDelete
MORE PLEASE!! More of all this will suit me anytime! Love your posts; love your garden; love your photography; love your hexies!ReplyDelete
Always happy to wax lyrical about, and showcase more pretties, Jayne. =) Kim XxDelete
enjoy your Sunday visiting people. Your hexie flowers are so beautiful all that colorful fabric and all those beautiful flowers!! so much colorReplyDelete
Beautiful gladiolus, Kim! It's always fun to take a tour through your garden. I can see why your friend wanted a bag like yours - they're pretty and useful. The perfect combination!ReplyDelete
Hi Kim! Wow! Your garden and your garden views out the windows are breathtaking! Your flower quilt is so gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Oh what gorgeous flowers! Just what I needed on this rainy, dreary day in Virginia. I love seeing your crazy quilt and the bags you create. They are so beautiful.ReplyDelete
You crazy flowers quilt is going to be the most beautiful quilt EVER!!! I love it. Of course, everything you make is the most beautiful ever. And, your flower gardens are the same, and such a pretty sweet doggie. If only I could clip each of your pictures and make them into a book...how beautiful it would be.ReplyDelete
The walk through your lovely garden was so enjoyable! As are your lovely displays of the flowers. So lucky is that friend of yours to have one of your special bags made just for her! You are so lucky that you are able to stitch and read while riding in a car, I get motion sickness, so I usually drive when we go anywhere. Have a wonderful week stitching away :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for the beautiful walk in the garden, Kim! It is a wonderful sight for sore eyes with us here in the north waiting patiently for the first blooms of spring. So many amazing flowers and the lovely trees in the distance to frame it all in. So sweet to see Maisie enjoying her time in the garden, too. All of your photos are gorgeous, but I especially love the gladiolas against the pretty curtain, and the dahlias and sweet lamp against the lace. Those were two of my dear Mum's favorite flowers and she always grew them every year. My Grandmother grew gladiolas, too. Your patchwork quilt is amazing and how lucky is your friend to have one of your fanciful purses for her very own. I haven't been able to walk in a flower garden, but I've enjoyed a winter walk with holly, ivy and evergreen - a beauty of its own. Enjoy these long summer days. Sending hugs xo KReplyDelete
It is such a pleasure to see your garden and to enjoy all the beautiful flowers. Thank you for the little wander. Your hand quilting looks beautiful, such a joy to see the fabric flowers too. Your bags are gorgeous, your friend will be very happy.ReplyDelete
Wonderful walk through your garden. All the beautiful flower displays you have made. Your quilt is so so pretty, hand quilting does give a lovely soft effect.
Love the bags, like your friend I would have found those handles even if I had to search for months.
Best wishes Kay c XX
Hehe......I thought it would take months.....years, for my friend to find handles for her bag, but alas, no. I wouldn't have ever supposed she would have found some the very next day. =) Your sweet words have blessed my day and cause me to smile, lovely Kay.....thank you so much . Have a lovely week, lovely lady. Kim XxDelete
I don't know if you realize this Kim, but you are an inspiration to us all. The beautiful things you make - your beautiful garden - the flowers - all capped off by your prose.ReplyDelete
Lucky friend indeed to be on the receiving end of one of your creations. Obviously it was meant to be else she wouldn't have found the handles so easily!
Seeing the glads reminded me of my mom who planted an entire row of glads every year, much to the chagrin of my dad who felt the garden was meant for food, not for flowers. I must admit though, my favourites have to be those glorious blue hydrangeas. Resident Chef and I tried to grow them several times over the years but had no success. It seems they don't like our climate or perhaps it was our soil.
Ooh - so many good things! Love those bags. Tea and cake sounds lovely! I love seeing all these photos. :-)ReplyDelete
Kim - the web is otherworldly! Strung with so many teensy water pearls! I love the hydrangeas. Bruce Springsteen - in a week or so, we are heading to Portland to see him in concert!!! You asked if we are doing something that we love - yesterday, I was trying to decide between yoga and cross-country skiing, and my husband asked me "What would bring you more joy?" That made the choice abundantly clear - skiing!ReplyDelete
Kim your garden is such a magical place. I would love to visit and spends hours smelling the flowers and enjoying all there is to see. Your quilted garden is just as beautiful. Your photos are a feast for the eyes. Have a beautiful day.ReplyDelete
So much to love in this sharing... oh summer is quite wonderful in your world! We have had enough gray here and we are ready for springtime. It made my heart glad to see your abundance of flowers and blooms of all delights! Your newest quilting project is so beautiful too! Love the teacup filled with flowers. May you have a blessed and wonderful Valentine's Day!ReplyDelete
More is definitely more. I love it. Gorgeous flowers everywhere...what a glorious sight.ReplyDelete
I, too, enjoyed "The Dictionary of Lost Words."
Beautiful purse, Kim.
Enjoy your days, and your walks with Maisie.
Gorgeous....gorgeous...everything looks so gorgeous...the purses....oh the purses...the hexies...the flowers..........oh just everything is so happy and makes me smile reading your blog posts!!ReplyDelete
Your flowers are just breathtaking and I love seeing you flower inspired creativity in your projects.ReplyDelete
Your garden and flowers are gorgeous! Such abundance. And then the flowers on your quilt, Crazy Flowers, are even more abundant. Such a beautiful quilt! You must have such a great selection of flowered fabrics.ReplyDelete
I guess it was meant to be that you would make your friend a bag or she wouldn't have found the handles, right? I'm sure she will love it.
Hope you have a good week!
It is wonderful to walk through your garden in such beautiful company and enjoy the sea of flowers :-)ReplyDelete
The rain is falling on the last ice, I don't think it will snow again, but you never know... Spring is just around the corner with its first buds.
You are an artist. Isn't it wonderful to make a bag for your girlfriend who loves her? :-) I imagine the two of you drinking tea together in the garden shed... and yes, it's true, not everyone gets such a wonderful bag!
Happy hand quilting... those colors... love them.
A thousand greetings to you.
Viola, thank you so much for your sweet visit and lovely words. I hope the ice is done in your little corner of the world but you never quite know what the weather is going to do. Such are the weather patterns these days. So lovely that spring is nearly on your doorstep. Yes, my friend and I have enjoyed many a cup of tea through the years of our friendship, and enjoyed a natter or two. =) Thank you for stopping by and taking a walk with me through the garden. Kim XxDelete