Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Garden 2016

2016 is almost over.. so today let's take a walk back through the garden ! As soon as Christmas is over I want to garden ..but here in the Midwest I have a few months to wait!
I love hydrangeas and this year they were gorgeous!

Bee balm that multiplies like weeds!

Love using galvanized buckets in the garden

Zinnias are my favorites..

come on in !

Lots of coneflowers lining the back sidewalk

Zinnia bouquets were picked every few days..

more Zinnias ...coneflowers and snapdragons

of course there were vegetables... lots of beans in green, yellow and purple.. cucumbers, and peppers.

The sunflowers were huge!

The wildlife patrol.. mice..chipmunks ..squirrels..don't come in her yard!

lots of tomatoes to make my roasted tomato sauce ..otherwise called "yard Sauce" around here :)
This sunflower looks like its giving the zinnias below a shower..
The bees were very busy!
These sunflowers were huge!
a perfect pretty little zinnia..
Mums ,hydrangeas and pumpkins..

I can't wait to do it all again this year!
 I hope you all have a wonderful year in 2017! Thank you so much to all of you who read and comment faithfully! I appreciate all of you!
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Friday, December 30, 2016

Stitching My Way Through 2016

Good morning! 
Here are all my stitched finishes for 2016..First was Prairie Schooler Prairie Seasons finished into this wreath..
Spring Seasons in Chalk ..

 March or Daffodils from Prairie Schooler

Summer :Seasons in Chalk
April Prairie Schooler
 May : Prairie Schooler

 The last 6 of the Year In Chalk from Hands on Design ( the whole year was a gift for my sister in law)
Spring from Country Cottage Needleworks
The ring bearer pillow for my daughters wedding designed by me :)

 The patriotic Seasons in Chalk
 June Prairie Schooler
 Summer ...Country Cottage Needleworks

 Summer Breeze...Prairie Schooler

Barbara Ana freebie
 Halloween...Seasons In Chalk
 August..Prairie Schooler
 Fall...Seasons in Chalk
 This Stitchrovia design I changed to give to my college football playing son ...
 Grand Old Flag Freebie design from Notforgotten Farm
 Autumn ..Country Cottage Needleworks
 HOHOHO..Seasons in Chalk
 Prairie Schooler..the small chart from Witches go Riding
 Hands on Design Chalkboard ornaments 
 Prairie Schooler..Knock Knock
 Lizzie Kate Halloween Rules

 Judith Kirby Halloween Houses
 Merry..Plum Street Samplers
 Merry Brew Plum Street Samplers
 Two more Prairie Schooler Santa's for the Santa tree
and my last finish ..which I have to finish finish .. Country Cottage Needleworks Santa's Village .. So that's 38 finishes plus 12 Santa's Village cottages! That makes 50 finishes for 2016..