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Friday, August 19, 2011

Baby outfit and late Jeudi de Jardinage

I made this little outfit for my sweet niece, Elizabeth.
I just traced the pieces of a cute outfit she had and did a little freezer paper stencil demonstration for my sisters, then added a little ballerina skirt to the stenciled dancer.

The skirt has panties attached for modesty.  She's sitting up now and who knows when she'll be crawling around!
Now I have to get this outfit in the mail quickly before she's too big for it!

I took these photos yesterday for a Jeudi de Jardinage post, but extenuating circumstances (naughty kids) kept me from downloading and posting them.

When I returned for several wonderful weeks of vacation, my flowers required, and still require, a bit of work.  I used some lovely blue ribbon to tie up some vines because they kept getting mowed when they fell outside the fence.  I've been meaning to do this for, oh, 4 months or so.  I put it off until I remembered to pick up some twine, but yesterday, I decided some blue grosgrain would work just fine for now.

My gorgeous red roses are growing like crazy.  I've bought some other rose bushes at big garden centers, but nothing comes close to this beauty I got a local nursery.  Mulching this bed and making it pretty has also been on my to-do list for at least 4 months.

Here are the fruits of my rose-growing labors.  They make me smile every day.  I have a pretty steady stream of red roses this time of year.  The sad looking houseplant on the plant stand is a source of much angst for me.  It was the first plant I bought when we moved to Florida a year ago.  I promptly killed it... almost.  It was down to 2 leaves but it is determined to come back.  It's still not looking exactly nice, but I'll keep watering it as long as it keeps making new leaves. 

My Peace Lily was looking really sad when I came back from vacation.  I think it'll pull through, though.  Despite the brown leaf tips, it starting perking up within a day of watering.
That's it for today.  I can't wait to show some more productivity from the sewing room.

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

What a precious little outfit. I, too, can't resist making something for every new little one.

Have you been in FL for a year now? Wow, how time flies!