Monday, June 27, 2011

My favorite flower for today

I don't even know the name of this one. Every spring and fall Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens has a bulb sale. They have some very unusual ones and this is one of the ones that I got last fall. It was quite fun to see how it looks.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Beautiful Gardening Day

This is a new tea pot bird house that I got on local art and garden tour.
I picked my first strawberries today.

Purple is my favorite color.
A dahlia show it face.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dyeing Fabric Today

We had fun in class today. My student Jean is ironing her scarf and putting on the final touches for the final showing.
Emily is admiring the unveiling.
And Jean looks happy with the results. She tyed some glass stones with string in her scarf before she added the dye. Totally cool results Jean.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A new bracelet

A group of women that I belong to made bracelets this past week. I used washable solvy stick and made my own fabric and then used beads and fabric to decorate it.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A little more sunshine

I made a succulent arrangement in a old iron ring from a wine barrel. Hoping to be able to hang it when it gets well rooted.
This is our side patio which we have dinner in sometimes. It has such a nice atmosphere.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunshine in the Garden

Now that the growing season is back in California I am spending a lot of time in the garden.
This year there are apples on the apple tree.
This is a clematis that I am going to plant.
Here is another.
One more.
Glads and poppies going big right now.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

More on the silly chickens

One of the women decided to have a chicken party. Here are all the chickens displayed.

We were suppose to wear feathers to the party. One of the women decorated this hat for her husband to wear to the party.
Here is a picture of the chickens with four of the women who made chickens. One of the women's husband has this red sports car and thought it would make a perfect presentation of the chickens.

Friday, June 3, 2011


I attended a workshop learning Trapanto a while ago. I decided to make six place mats and napkins for a niece's wedding. It took a lot longer then I thought it would. It is a lot of work. My idea is that I would like to make a jacket with Trapanto on it and this was a good way to practice. I have a nephew who is getting married in September so I am going to make one more set and then I will be ready for a jacket.