Monday, August 1, 2011

Weekend Work

Well, you know from my previous post that my garden isn't doing too great this year. My geraniums usually are suffering a bit by this time anyway, but I've found that if I repot them in late August and trim them back by about half they'll rebloom and look great until the frost gets them. Until then, I'll have to settle for the wool version.
This ridiculous pattern by Primitive Gatherings features 10 individual flowers in each geranium. Luckily, I actually enjoy the tracing and cutting out part of a project so I didn't really mind cutting out the 80 teeny, tiny little buds. A little sick, I know, but that's how it is.
In addition to staying inside and working and stitching, this week son Mark and I will be helping with the construction of an extreme makeover house! And they actually encourage us to take photos so I'll post about our experience in a few days. Can you believe they are building an entire house in a week? God bless all the people helping out with the building process--our extreme heat wave continues and we'll have temps well about 100 degrees today and tomorrow. We'll be working inside and I'm selfishly hoping the air conditioner is working by the time we report on Wednesday.

12 comments:

Trace4J said...

Geraniums are my very very favorite. And this is beautiful friend. My grandmother grew geraniums all year long and kept them in her bedroom n the winter.
They remind me of her. So special.
Great job!
Hugs Trace
www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

annie said...

I love this, just beautiful!

wickedfaerie said...

How lovely, they look like real little pots of geraniums. Beautiful job.

Judy C said...

Lovely little geraniums! you do beautifull work1

TheCrankyCrow said...

You truly are a sick and twisted soul, and need professional help my dear Roberta....YIKES!!! That would drive me nutty crazy!! It's gorgeous...BUT there's a limit to craziness!!! Seriously - that is gorgeous - geraniums of one my trusted and true standbys here in Nod and you have done them extremely proud....Good luck with the makeover project!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Barbie Jo said...

Your Geraniums turned out lovely! My real ones are a mess right now as well. I will try to bring them back to life per your suggestion in the Fall.
Good luck with the house makeover, that sounds like lots of fun and I bet you will meet lots of interesting people!

cottageprims said...

Pretty geraniums! How exciting to do the extreme makeover house! Warm Blessings!~Amy

Stray Stitches said...

Your wool mat is gorgeous! The little individual flowers are what really makes it.
Have fun with the building!

Stray Stitches said...

Your wool mat is gorgeous! The little individual flowers are what really makes it.
Have fun with the building!

Raymond Homestead said...

Very pretty! I tried doing those little bitty flowers once and I gave up! Ran out of patience! It's very beautiful, I just couldn't handle it!

Anna said...

I made this same pattern...Lisa at Primitive is a mean designer!!!! lol but like you I have an issue with geraniums and so I do love my wool penny rug!

Prims By The Water said...

Gosh, 80 bud pieces...I think I would be going cross eyed working on this beautiful creation of Geraniums..such a lovely piece of art! Great job. I love creating and primitives too, plus my hubby and I own our very own antique store in a small town. I am offering a 100 follower giveawy on my blog currently, since I am fairly new at this blogging, but loving it all! Take care, Janice