Monday, June 26, 2006

Kingdom Sampler Update

Here is this week's Kingdom Sampler SAL update :-) I know Nikki can't work on it tonight due to a commitment, but she will be at it tomorrow - I look forward to checking her blog on Wednesday morning to enjoy her progress too. This is such a fun (and quick) stitch.

Q. Have you ever used a magnifying glass while stitching? If so, did you find it helpful?

A. No, I haven't hit that milestone yet...

I found this little surprise beauty blooming by my front door a couple of days ago. I have no idea what the name of this rose is... this is one of those $3-$4 roses you buy at WalMart, and you pretty much don't expect it to survive the New Hampshire winter... so, you figure, bye bye rose! But, that didn't happen this year... they all came back... so, this is a nice surprise! I wish I had saved its name now! (***Added 6/27 - I looked it up, it's my Korde's Perfecta - excellent!!)

And, these are Mike's pots of nasturtiums that are hanging on the post where the birdfeeders once were (before the infamous bear found them). I had bought the packet of seeds in early spring and put them in the kitchen drawer. My plan was to plant them in pots on the deck after threat of frost so that I could have them climbing on the rungs of the deck. But Mike came across them first and put them in some old hanging pots from last year that originally had impatiens in them. He didn't even change the dirt. But, he sure got some nice pots of nasturtiums! Meanwhile, I bought new seeds, as well as morning glory seeds, and have my deck vines started now (although you may recall that the bear ate the first group of morning glory seedlings that night when he tore the yard apart - before we met him in the daylight) - no sign of him since. Anyhow... I think Mike is kind of proud of his colorful little nasturtiums.

Stitched on today: Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler and Kingdom Sampler

9 comments:

Von said...

Carol, you're really stitching through your wip pile these days!!
I love Mike's nasturtiums! It's been a few years since I grew some, but they did really well, and would look so awesome on my rock walls.

Barbara said...

Beautiful flowers! I'm partial to nasturtiums for some reason....

Annemarie said...

Pat on Mike's back for the lovely nasturtiums! And pat on your back for the Kingdom sampler. And the Women of the Mayflower. And MTM. And HoHRH. Boy, you'll not have a back left if you continue stitching like this!

~Harsha~ said...

Carol, my youngest daughter is in love with your nasturtiums LOL.

bunnyhead said...

What beautiful flowers! I have a climbing rose that looks like that and it is invincible. It grows like a weed and has been transplanted at least 3 times.

Lana said...

Wow! The WIP's are looking great! and your garden too!
~Lana~

Vash said...

The Kingdom Sampler is looking really good. Is it a Dragon Dreams design, by any chance?

Gill said...

I love your Kingdom sampler! Dragons and Castles are very much my thing. I'm looking forward to seeing your progess.

Jenna said...

Go Carol! You are really powering through this sampler and it looks great. :)