In any case, they did have my Magic Garden ready and my friend's BBD Awake the Dawning Day. Pam had picked a frame out for this one which I'd stitched for her as a housewarming gift. Here's how her piece turned out.
Pam prefers glass on her framing so I had a bit of trouble getting a good photo. Finally I turned off my flash and set the camera for low light. That did the trick! She is very pleased with the results and I'm so happy she likes it.
Next up is my finish of Magic Garden.
I love, love, love it!!! The frame works so well with this one. Here's a closeup so you can see it a little better.
The pictures really don't do it justice. I originally picked a black frame for this and then at the last minute we found this frame by accident when we were searching for one for Autumn Hill. As soon as Kelly put it next to the piece I knew that that was the one. On the edge of that first pic you can see a bit of my first peony blooms from the garden. Here they are in all their glory. They smell heavenly! In fact the whole gazebo smells of them.
This afternoon I headed out to my local Wednesday craft group and I'm so glad I had my camera with me. Here's a taste of what some of the group accomplished recently.
|Thea's table runner|
|Shirley's Canada tote bag|
|What could be more Canadian than beavers,|
maple leaves and a Mountie?
Fabulous work ladies!! I mentioned how much I admired that tote bag and Thea is determined to get me doing one myself. I told her I didn't enjoy sewing but she is determined. We shall see!
While in Ottawa yesterday I dropped by my favourite store, Homesense . I believe the American equivalent is HomeGoods. I could spend eternity in that store, lol!
Lookie what I found waiting for a home.
This little fellow will make a fabulous companion to the bird planter I posted earlier. Now I just have to find something to plant in him.