Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Another day here

I'm only a few days into my new ironing board cover and look, brown ugly scorch marks already. I guess my love of spray starch and sizing has already taken its toll on this cover. Signs of spring the last few days, lots of freesias in among the weeds. The whole backyard smells good, the lilacs are coming into bloom. I have to enjoy them this year, I need to cut back a couple of the old branches and it will diminish the amount of flowers I'll have next year.

My poor old apricot tree. There's only a couple of branches blooming this year. It was old when we moved in, and now, 25 years later, its really old. Ugly and half dead I still love how it looks out there. Glad the squirrels are leaving the blossoms alone, maybe we'll have a couple of apricots.

My little crabapple tree took a beating this winter. The tree isn't very big and the squirrels were all over it stripping off most of the fruit. I'm glad I have a tree left at all.

Here's the last sneaky peek of my Flower Sugar project. Ok, I better get to work. Happy day peoples. xo


Blogger Nicole said...

I need to take a photo stroll around my garden. The wisteria is doing its thing, and I even have some red roses on my climbing arbor. Have you heard of a bush called Bridal Veil? It is so cool and just blooms once a year, but for months.

7:25 AM  
Blogger jen duncan said...

eek! Can't decide which is cuter- the little bird clippie or the flower sugar ribbon. I think the ribbon; I'm really impressed! I should re-learn how to use my embroidery component, huh?

7:26 AM  
Blogger Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I still have snow in my yard. It was in the 20's for the high on Monday but they say today will get up into the 50's. Yay! Get the shorts out!

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, um, what about that little bird clip, lady? I don't bother making pretty ironing board covers cuz I know what I do...however, I do always cover my ironing board with aluminum foil and then a doubled piece of muslin when I'm prepping applique with starch (no, I don't cover the WHOLE thing, just a small piece and a small piece of muslin so I can pitch the whole thing and start over when it gets messy). Spring hasn't sprung here. It's still trying to spring.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill said...

I can almost smell the flowers. Nice. Your peek is so cute. I had to click the picture to get the full effect. The little birdie is so cute, too.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Spring at someone's house...ahhhh

11:21 AM  
Blogger little acorns said...

I love the tine ladybugs on the Flower Sugar fabrics. . . (I didn't see them at first!) - Oh, the mix of freesia & lilacs. . . your yard must smell heavenly!
xo, Bren

12:13 PM  
Blogger CuteStuffInside said...

That flower sugar project is just too sweet! :)


12:55 PM  
Blogger Angelina said...

No one plants freesias around here, I wonder why that is? They aren't for sale anywhere either. I had lots of them planted when I lived in CA. I'd actually kind of forgotten about them. Weird, huh?

Such pretty blooms you have in your yard!

1:06 PM  
Blogger jen. e said...

We are going to start working on our veggie garden this weekend. I do love that flower sugar project too...Can't wait to see it xo

2:24 PM  
Blogger Melody said...

Lovely blossoms. Not much blooming here in PA yet. I have to mention there is not much crud on my ironing board cover now that I use Best Press. My iron stays alot cleaner too!

3:30 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one addicted to spray starch. Unfortunately, it creates havoc on my soleplate which I'm constantly cleaning.

- Suzanne

8:22 PM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

I was actully silly enough to buy a book that had a pattern for an ironing board cover. Yea, like I'm going to spend all that time and money to make something that I'm going to esentially ruin in a matter of months.

Love the flowers. Don't you just love this time of year?

9:25 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Your sneak peek is so cute...can't wait to see the finished product!! The flowers are gorgeous!!

10:33 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Love the flower sugar and of course the flowers .
clares craftroom

4:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since I'm so privileged to have see your entire flower-sugar secret project... I can't wait to see the reaction of everyone once they see it all too. I think I'll have medics on stand-bye. I predict a lot of falling out of chair injuries!

Hey... is that one of the birdie clips from when we went to Daiso?!

6:41 PM  

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