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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Posting from Little Rock this afternoon!
I'm visiting my mom, and instead of sewing, I found a different pin cushion here.
The pin cushion flower. A perennial which is in full bloom in Mom's backyard now!


Inside her home, is this wall-hanging which I made about 1980. It is called, "Lady of the Lake"...I still love that name and this pattern!


Having time now to browse the internet....books on art and gardening. These are now coming my way! (from Alibris)

Mary Woodin's "Painted Garden" (2003) is full of watercolor sketches of an English garden....no way could I resist!



This charming book from 1911 was featured in a post by Karen of the CORNFLOWER blog. I have never sucessfully grown domestic sweetpeas...it is too hot here I think ( though we do have a wild, fushia-colored variety in our roadside ditches in May). I once had Laura Ashley wallpaper with a sweetpea border.

5 comments:

Lavender Dreamer said...

What a beautiful flower! I love the quilt, Lila! I know your mother enjoys it. Give her my love and enjoy your visit!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love the Lady of the Lake quilt. It looks very current to have been made in 1980. The colors are beautiful.

Julie said...

Lila, Have a great weekend at your mom's place. I tried to grow scabiosa (pincushion flower) here but it died out over the winter. Seems to me you have an increased interest in gardening this year. Is that correct?

Glad you have time on the internet there. I have 3 minutes left on the library computer. Best skedaddle home.

Janet said...

The Lady of the Lake is beautiful! And I love sweet peas but none around here either.

Shopgirl said...

Your quilt is delightful and I love Sweet peas. Happy May!
Hugs, Mary

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