Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Color Abounds!

Color is everywhere around here, and it's really got me psyched to hook, plant, cook, and just plain create!

We planted many hydrangeas a few years ago, and they're really starting to burst forth with color.  I love it when the colors are not set, but rather mixed.... yet they change over time.  Right now this beauty is pink, blue, and green.  Lovely after last night's rain.

It's really hard to beat white!  This is a small portion of a massive bush that's probably a good forty years old.  It's great for cutting huge bouquets.

I planted this hanging basked with just one wave petunia plant.  It was kind of spindly at first, but has filled out nicely.  I'm currently in love with old fashioned pinks and blues in the garden.

I love the lavender plant mixing in with the pink dianthus.

Jim and Graham feeding the fish among the day lilies.

Swinging in the sunshine.

And playing freeze tag.

Lastly....  the new fall bag I'm currently working on.  I couldn't get my hands on the antique black I had originally chosen as a background.  My best surprises are when I'm forced to rethink my plan.  I found this lovely dark teal/green that gives the piece a more jewel tone feel.  I will hit and miss various colors from the flowers around the edge of the dark teal.

Off to prepare my pattern for the Jane Halliwell Green class next week in Searsport, Maine.  Very excited!


Cathy G. said...

Wish I could come stroll through your garden! It looks so peaceful and colorful! For some reason I am drawn towards the pinks and blues this summer too...age?
Your purse is coming along magnificently! I like the background color. How exciting to go to Maine. You will be taking lots of photos I hope? Have a wonderful time! Cathy G

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

Your garden is so beautiful. I like the background color your chose.

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

I thought I had your email address but I don't. Hmmm, I think every time I've replied to your comments I must have been sending them to the noreply-comment address. Ooops. I had made three baby themed ones to sell on etsy to use up a lot of baby scrapbook paper I had. I sold one. They were made with a machine sewn cover - not nearly as involved as this one. I like this new way of making the cover so much more. I do plan to make a few this way to list on etsy. They are very time consuming though. I'm not sure people would be willing to spend the money on a journal in this economy. It is definitely a textural experience - I used my hand dyed velvet on this one and it feels soooo good - it's very soft and squishy. Mary

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Great post Dearie! I love you pictures of your yard in bloom and how it is a great place to play and dream. I am looking so forward to our trip tomorrow too! Remind me to tell you about a cute arrangement made with hydrangeas.

summersundays-jw said...

I think this is a great year for hydrangeas. Mine look like yours. Love the pics of Jim & your g'son. How exciting that you're going to Maine. Must admit, I'm more then a little jealous. I'll look forward to pictures. Have a wonderful trip. Jan

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ShabbySheep said...

Dulcy, I know you've been enjoying and entertaining grandkids. Be sure to get a little rest in before your trip! I know you will have such fun and hopefully lots of new hooking techniques to share with us when you get back!
Have a safe trip and call me when you get back. I have something for you!
xo, sherio

Kim said...

Your gardens are a great inspiration for all your hooked bags. I love the dark teal choice.
I just found a new lavender farm about an hour from my house. He said he had plants to sell in about 2 weeks, so I'll have to go back and get some. Its beautiful.

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Relyn Lawson said...

I can hardly wait to hear about Maine. I'm so excited for you!! And, oh, I love your hydrangeas!!