Wednesday, September 1, 2010

End of Summer

I've been having fun playing with eucalyptus, this picture shows 3 scarves I printed/dyed with the leaves. The first to the left is wool, then silk/wool and the right one is silk. With my eucalyptus dyed yarn laying on top.

This is how the wool yarn looked coming off the stick. What a wonderful variegated yarn. I can't wait to use it.

We had a beautiful rainy morning and I was lucky enough to have nothing to do. Looking at how my flowers were nearing the end and looking at my wool I was inspired to start a piece to go into my Earth quilt, "end of summer".

This eucalyptus dyed wool piece reminds me of my flowers, a few still blooming but most browning and fading away. I started by outlining the still blooming flowers using my eucalyptus yarn with a simple running stitch and a french knot in the middle.
When finished it will be layered with batting and rain drops sewn on.

I found this pumpkin growing on the other side of my garden fence, I was just able to see him now that the leaves are starting to die back. It's sort of watermelon shaped, may not be able to stand on his own but will be nice tucked in one of my big flower pots.

I wanted to share with you a few pictures I had taken at Fredrick Meijer gardens. These were in the glass house and are the carnivorous plants that live on bugs. They have a beautiful collection.

From those in the wet lands,

to varieties that hang from trees.

And look at these beautiful pitcher looking plants.

And here's another variety that hangs from the trees.

1 comment:

Deb H said...

Iwish we had had enough time to stop at the FM Gardens while we were there. I really wanted to see te Chihuly exhibit.

At least I can see your pictures!

Wow that garden on the previous post was amazing!

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