Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring is here

 My sister gave me some Irises this winter.  I planted them alongside my white fence in hopes that they would like it there.
The setting reminds me of my Mother's flowerbeds, which were almost all lined in Irises.

A white one bloomed a couple of weeks ago.  Now there are three purple ones blooming up a storm.  A very pretty color combination, pale lavendar standards, deep purple falls, and great orange-yellow beards.

It's going to be interesting to see if there are any other colors out there.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Cardinal in the yard

This is the first cardinal that I've seen at my (new) house.  I've been putting out lots of seeds for them and apparently it worked!

Before, I had only seen English sparrows and finches.  And an occasional mourning dove.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Blue Bottles

I added a few blue bottles and a clear flower frog to my collection on my recent trip to Santa Fe.  The small green one is Courvoisier.  Such a teeny bottle.
Another is Phillips Milk of Magnesia.  If I ever get a real bottle tree, these will land on the upper branches.

The ivy has rooted nicely; I've potted it up.  Anyone want a houseplant?  Let me know....

Thursday, March 7, 2013

T Shirt Necklace

I saw a fun tutorial online about making t-shirt necklaces.  There was one in my closet that was a great color but that had a bleach spot on it.  Perfect for this project.

Very simple to make - use your rotary cutter to cut 3/4 inch strips from the body of the t-shirt.  Line the loops up, twist once, then cover the seams with another strip.  There are several tutorials online.

The one pictured doesn't have enough loops; more is better.