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Archive for October, 2011
I bought perennials this year instead of annuals. Scavenged at plant sales, yard sales, clearance sales, you name it. I moved them into tubs since the new neighbors up front have turned the shared garden into their own personal ashtray and I skeeve cigarette butts.
So here is where I will log what’s where for next spring, with the help of a sharpie and duct tape:
Japanese ghost fern #1 of 3
Butterfly bush, plus some creeping sedum plus one of those bluebell things from the Honore yard
Lilac bush, love grass, lamb’s ears creeping thyme and with any luck, a Chinese lantern
I was looking at this little cardigan, wondering how these beaded appliques happened. Since, you know, I haven’t seen them anywhere.
Like this one:
Ah! It’s a backing, like a Bedazzler backing,
hooking in the stone PLUS a bead on a wire on the bottom prong, the kind of wire not unlike an earring or a charm.
Now I know why I haven’t seen these anywhere. You have to make them yourself…
This dainty little sweater is an old family favorite. It belonged to one of my mother’s friends back when she collected elderly ladies. My sister had it last, then it started to fray a little in the neck. She gave it to me.
I don’t sew much anymore because I don’t have space at home to iron and cut out. So it’s super gratifying to find small projects to do.
I am going to pin this in place,
start sewing the inside, and then carefully hand stitch the outside.
The pearl adornments make it worth the effort, not to mention the sentiment of keeping this little guy going.