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Slow Sunday Stitching

Kate has sown candy-tuft, lupins and peas,
Carnations, forget-me-not and heart’s-ease;
Jack has sown cherry-pie, marigold,
Love-that-lies-bleeding and snap-dragons bold;
But who knows
What the wind sows?

-T Sturge Moore “Winds Work”

Candytuft

Why am I “Candytuft”?
That I don’t know!
Maybe the fairies
First called me so;
Maybe the children,
Just for a joke;
(I’m in the gardens
Of most little folk).

Look at my clusters!
See how they grow:
Some pink or purple,
Some white as snow;
Petals uneven,
Big ones and small;
Not very tufty 
No candy at all!

-Cicely Mary Barker 

The candytuft in my garden is showing off, and I love it!  Spring is such a glorious season of freshness and renewal!

And baseball, too. 

So I continue to work on my Slow Sunday Stitching embroidery while watching baseball.

I finished Block 11 of the Aunt Bea’s Parlor project.

Aunt Bea's Parlor Block 11

And Block 12.

Aunt Bea's Parlor Block 12

Next comes Block 13.

Aunt Bea's Parlor Block 13

Here is a slide show of 12 finished blocks.

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I am linking up with the other slow stitchers at Kathy’s Quilts.

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Sunday Picnic 2

“And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems

 

“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.”
― John Muir, The Wilderness World of John Muir

 

A chickadee was perched amongst the branches of the apple tree while I was snapping pictures of blossoms.

What’s he/she up to?

Chickadee

Aha!  There is a dead stump protruding from the side of the tree, and look what is deep in the hollow:

Chickadee Nest

Someone is preparing for a family!

The pines are growing:

Pine

For the curious, that is my home sweet home down there:

Home Sweet Home

Practicing the macro setting on the barbed wire:

Barbed Wire

The maple tree is budding out!

Maple

And the candytuft is blooming!

Candytuft

A beautiful crown imperial blossoming in the front garden:

Crown Imperial

The always lovely bleeding heart:

Bleeding Heart

Blossoms from the fabulous crabapple tree in the back yard:

Crabapple

I should have taken photos of the lilacs blooming.  Their fragrance greets me through every open window, and each day, when I come home from work.

Heavenly!

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”
― Neltje Blanchan

 

*I suggest clicking on the photos for a closer peek.

**Click the link for more photos from my previous post .

Time Out and What’s Blooming

I love having my hands in the dirt. It is never a science and always an art. There are no rules. And if it comes down to me versus that weed I’m trying to pull out of the ground that doesn’t want to come out? I know I’ll win. – Matthew McConaughey

It is time for me to get serious. 

I have procrastinated long enough.  Therefore, I’m taking time out from this blog.

Time out to get serious about my farmer’s tan.

Time out to get serious about weeding.

This will take serious time out because I have a seriously big yard.

Seriously.

What’s blooming in my garden?

Camas…also known as Quamash.

Narcissus…also known as Jonquil.  Creeping phlox in the background.

Candytuft and Veronica Waterperry.

What’s blooming in your garden?  Get out in the sunshine and take a walk out there!