Saturday, July 29, 2006
I've added more of my favorite blogs to my list here. Please check them out if you have a chance. Reading blogs reminds me of visiting with a good friend and sipping a glass of ice tea on the front porch while they tell me about their day. Actually that is very true because I've become friends with many of the bloggers on the list.
I can only hope that this blog makes my readers feel the same way...I just wish I was a better writer. That was one of my objectives when I started Iris Cabin.
I invite you to get yourself a cup or glass of your favorite beverage and take some time to visit some of my friends and fellow bloggers.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Originally uploaded by Iris Susan.
I have had such a difficult time finishing this heart...I've been working on it for 4 weeks. I love the way it turned out and I tried out some new stitches...cast-on, Fargo roses and the scrunched ribbon. It looks like I need more practice on the cast-on stitches...lol...they don't lay flat like others I've seen. I'm really pleased with the Fargo roses...they never turned out right before when I've tried them. The spider web roses are done with two ribbons a 7mm and 4mm threaded together. I really like the effect! Larger photo here.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
I put hay in between the rows to keep the weeds down and to conserve moisture. It works great I seldom need to water even when it hasn't rained for a couple of weeks.
This sunflower came up in a very small flower box on the back porch. It must have come from the bird feeder...not sure how it got there but it's done very well. I set the box next to the porch post for support...the flower is very tall and rather top heavy for the box it's in.
I love hydrangeas....I have two and this one is blooming like crazy. The flower heads are huge!