Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Forest

I feel like I have been working this same corner of And A Forest Grew for some time now. But then again, I have not stitched on this since June 16th - that surprised me! I am glad to have it going again and I made some good progress. As you can see, that tree no longer looks like a coat rack at all!
I am really excited about this!! In the summer of 2001, when we bought this house, Mike planted some grapes. They have grown strong and healthy every year, but have never produced fruit. Today, during my garden stroll, I came across this... our first signs of fruit!

And... while also in the garden, I took many photos. Here is a small sampling. The first daylily is Always Afternoon. The other two, I really cannot recall...







Stitched on today: Finished Freebie Exchange project, and And A Forest Grew

24 comments:

Marita said...

Grapes! That is so cool. My grandparents had a grapevine growing over the roof of their back porch. One of my best childhood memories is eating grapes off that grapevine.

Heidi said...

yay Fruit! LOL What pretty flowers in your garden too. :)

Sam said...

The forest is definitely growing - it looks good Carol! :o)

Barbara said...

Photos of your lillies are always a treat.

We have a big grape vine in the backyard. One of the few original plantings that has survived our rough ownership. LOL! We get delicious purple grapes from it every year, which we happily share with the birds. :D

The Silver Thistle said...

Oohhhhh, grapes! How exotic!

The forest is growing at a pace!

(Thanks for signing me up to the freebie gallery. I finally got through my blog reads and commenting and went to email you.....and you'd beaten me to it, lol. Thanks Carole. I'm new to small finishes so haven't got that many under my belt yet, but what I have pics of are ear-marked for the gallery :D )

cathymk said...

How wonderful to find fruit on your vines. While my Dad was staying with us our lemon produced some fabulous fruit (Dad picked them and brought them in to the surprise of Joel and I who were completely unaware any fruit was forthcoming!)

And a forest grew is looking amazing!

Gill said...

Good to see AAFG back again!

You have such lovely flowers in your garden Carol - it's always a treat to see them!

Kathy said...

WOW AAFG looks fantastic Carol.

What gorgeous flowers.

Hugs

KarenV said...

Lovely to see AAFG again Carol! It's looking gorgeous - I must make this a 2008 start :)

ollie1976 said...

The lilies look so pretty. Congrats on the grapes.
-Jen

Little Grey Cat said...

Good grief, yes it seems ages since we saw this one. LOL at your coat rack comment!

Ooh grapes, yum! I hope you get to them before the birds do.

anniebeez said...

And a forest grew is really looking great!! How exciting to see fruit on your grape vines!

Jenn said...

Grapes wow..I've never heard of anyone growing them befor. Very cool! Your flowers are so pretty. Wow has it been that long since we've seen the forest. I'm glad it's back.

Karoline said...

AAFG is looking stunning Carol, great progress

tkdchick said...

Your forest is coming along nicely!

Carolyn said...

Hi Carol - I'm sorry its been so long since I've commented. All of your projects are looking great and those grapes are so cute! lol... can grapes be cute? Well, your flowers are so beautiful too. I wish I could maintain a small garden, but alas, I have three doggies that like flowers too much - well, they like the dirt around them anyway lol. Hope you have a good day. :)

Ranae said...

AAFG looks great. It makes me want to buy the stash for it, lol. The flowers are beautiful.

Sandy said...

I love the progress on the trees and love the flower photos. TFS

bunnyhead said...

Oh my gosh, such pretty flowers. Our deer would gobble those right up for breakfast. I'm lucky if one single bloom is spared.

Name: Vicki said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I'm very impressed! Your work is so beautiful, and you have so many things going! I have seen And a Forest Grew on another stitcher's blog but she didn't have much done yet. I didn't realize it was so large and beautiful! I really enjoyed reading some of your posts!

Donna said...

Everything seems to be growing on your blog, The Forest, The grapes and the day lillies. Great job. You must have a green thumb. Keep up the good work, Donna

Stitcher said...

I love that forest, I'm going to add that to my wish list. Look forward to seeing your grapes grow too.

stitcherw said...

It was fun seeing Forest turn up in your pictures today. I saw it and thought I hadn't seen it in a while, but hadn't realized it had been quite that long as what you noted.

Congratulations on the start of your grapes, and your flowers are lovely.
Sue

Jenna said...

Indeed, we haven't seen Forest in a while. :) Congratulations on your grape vines finally bearing fruit. Waiting on fruit vines to produce is always agonizing. Reminds me, we need to prepare to plant some grapes next year, as Terry wants to try his hand at making his own wine someday!