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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Additional progress

Now I can show you some additional progress on my fall pillow cover (which is nearing completion, btw)...




Here I have added a bee and some honeycomb and seam treatments (fall leaves, beaded flowers; and acorns).










In this area I added the crow perched on a pumpkin, a beaded seam treatment, some apple trees, and the macrame spider (thank you Connie!!) and his web.







And, here are the final pictures in the garden journal series (and aren't you glad?!!)....




If you look just to the right of my fingers, the butterfly lifts up, similar to a match book.

This is the final page in the journal and on the left you can see a table and chair - when our garden was featured on the local garden tour, this was a 'setting' at the very back of our property.  DH made the table using an old sewing machine base and he created the top out of cement in an organic shape.  His old gardening hat was pressed into service as a decorative element too, along with a found-on-the-roadside rocking chair.

Today the quote is from Leo Buscoglia.... "A single rose can be my garden - a single friend my world"





10 comments:

Vicki W said...

Your garden diary is so cool and that table is amazing. You are both very talented!

Christine Barnsley said...

Beautiful new embellishments Mary Anne.... especially love the macrame spider and its web! Like the little garden vignette photograph too! Looking forward to seeing your finished pillow! Christine x

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Your pillow is chock full of entertainment....as in can't get enough of looking at all the motif variety. It's a fun project for sure.
xx, Carol

Dolores said...

I really like that honeycomb stitch behind the bee. Your garden journal is full of interesting things. What a feast or the eyes.

janie krig said...

Great honeycomb stitch and the spider and web are realistic, a white spider is very scary.
I like the final pages in your journal with the garden tour photo of your
yard, refreshing.

Baa. xxx said...

Love, love, love it. Love the crow, love the pumpkin, love the spider, love the bee - all so beautiful. It is going to be such a fantastic block.

Boud said...

What's the destination of the current fall pillow project? is someone going to get very lucky?

Createology said...

Husband did a fabulous job with the tredle table for your garden tour. And your Garden Journal is a wonderful keepsake. I love our bee with honeycomb stitching. Every detail on your Fall pillow is just right. Creative CQ Bliss Mary Anne Dear...

Renee said...

I love your bee in the honeycomb! The crow on the pumpkin is a fun addition, too!

karen said...

a big, huge wow for the journal!! Oh my....