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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
A couple tops for me and my peonies
So, here's the shrug that I have made to wear to my two nephews' wedding the next two weekends. I am not wild about the drape in the front, but it really looks a little better on me than it does on my friend here. I still don't have a name for her. I'm going to post one of those voting poll thingys on my side bar and let ya'll pick her name.
I like my brown flower. This is like ribbon that was on a spool. I just arranged it in a clump and stitched it down.
I think I'll try to stand with my back to most people the nights of the weddings, because I like the back of the shrug much more than I do the front. The pleats were supposed to only be sewn down along the center back, but I didn't like the way it drooped, so I stitched them down every inch and a half or so.
This is a top that i have made to go with this skirt that I purchased last year. I really like the skirt, but I have not found anything that I really like to go with it. I also made an orange top. I thought I took a photo of it, too, but it wasn't on my camera when I downloaded these, so I guess I didn't. Anyway, I think I like the purple better. One of the nephews is having a Carribean themed rehearsal dinner. I think I'll wear this. I also have a yellow tshirt that I like that I may wear instead. Or, I might wear the orange one. Who knows?
Here's a close-up of one of my peonies. I love these flowers!
This one has the most blooms that are already open.
This one is a little behind, but it is going to have the most blooms of all.
This one is outside my sewing room window. I sit facing this window when I sew. So far, I can't really see the open blooms very well when I'm sitting. But, I see some blooms that will be just in my line of vision when they open up! I can't wait. Like I said in my last post. When we moved in this house, there was one peony that my husband's grandmother or aunt planted. I wanted to move it, and when I did, it broke apart into several plants, so I separated them and replanted. I've done that a few times, and now I have 11 plants. I will probably separate these one more time to fill in the space between them, and then just let them grow. These are on the back of my house, so no one driving by can see them, but I can. They are right off of our deck, and as I said above, one of them is right outside of my sewing room window.
I did plant three in the front of the house, but I'm not sure they'll get enough sunlight there. We'll see. I just did that a couple of days ago.
I am a grandmommma who loves to sew. I also love any creative outlet that I can express myself in, such as painting, drawing, sherenshnitte, and writing. I am the "baby girl" of my mother who is in a nursing home. I wish I could get into her head to understand what is going on in there sometimes. I will reflect upon my observations, therefore, using this as a therapy of sorts for myself.