Saturday, August 21, 2010

It's coming . . .

Spring is definitely coming. My Herronswood Pink Echium, is in full flower, and it's magnificent. Almost covering my tank this year.

Thought it was about time I had a bit of "scraps" clean out, so inspired by the Around the Block girls, I tried my hand at spiderweb blocks for the first time. I was surprised just how easy they were.
I will make this up into a table runner for my Market Stall next month.

Their last "Hurrah" before heading into the compost bin . . . I'd had them in a vase, and even as they dried out, they still looked beautiful.

11 comments:

FlowerLady said...

Your spring blooms are pretty. I love the water drops on them. Hard to think of spring coming when here it is still very hot and humid.

Your dried blooms are lovely, what are they.

Your quilted piece is really nice. You do lovely work.

FlowerLady

Winifred said...

Love that dew on the flowers.
Your spider patchwork is so colourful.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Annie -- your flower pictures are so beautiful. I especially love the ones with the water droplets. And what a fun way to do the spiderweb!

Muddling Through said...

Annie, I love your spiderwebs. I have one on my design "wall". One of these days......

Spring is my favorite season, so I can fully appreciate your hurry for it to arrive, and it looks like it's well on its way for you. We are panting for fall!

Chookyblue...... said...

the spiders web looks great.........some flowers dry so well it is very hard to throw them out......

Jan said...

love those spiderwebs, Annie. Market stall - what market stall?? Please explain! Hope you are having a great weekend.

ilsa-fay said...

gorgeous blooms! Spring is coming!

barra said...

Annie, Your Echium photos are fantastic you caught them at the right time. Also like Jan what market are you going to?

Bev

Bloom said...

Wow Annie, your pink echium is divine! So beautiful. I've never seen a pink one. It is one of my life ambitions to visit Heronswood. When I first started gardening, I belonged to Digger's Club, and I feel like Heronswood is part of my personal gardening heritage! An AFL grandfinal in Melbourne is on the list too, preferably with the Swans playing!

Jenny said...

Because of your inspiration I bought two Echiums this year and my pink one has just started to flower and it is quite beautiful. Love your spider web quilting

Tara said...

Your photography is inspiring ... and you've captured some beautiful plants here.

Thank you for sharing :)