Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring!

Even the word Spring makes a smile come to my face.

I love this season of renewal, and even if I am a little behind
many of the places in the world as far the garden goes,
I am patiently waiting to catch up.
No trees leafing...yet
No lilacs blooming...yet
No peonies emerging...yet
But soon!

So I buy the flowers from the market and
plant a little Spring of my own in the house.



Like these beautiful pink tulips




 I have been getting things done here even in the cool temps and sometimes very windy days.
I think my beds are almost ready for the 12 new roses I bought in Boise when I was there two
weeks ago. I have been covering them every night for protection from our still freezing overnight
temps because they were already leafed out.

Many of the beds needed to be widened to accommodate them,
and it is something I have been wanting to do for the past couple of years.
I need to make the beds deeper, and that means I have many plants to move around
so I can add the new roses to the beds.

I don't mind the hard work in the garden even when I ache head to toe by bedtime.
I just keep reminding myself that I am trimming the waistline
and strengthening my ever aging bones!





On days when I can't take the wind, I come inside and do a little spring cleaning.




The other day I cleaned the hutch that holds all my floral china.




This has to be my favorite chore in the house!!!




I love the look of them spread across the table all washed and sitting out to dry.






Then it's back into the hutch they go






In my last post I said that I had enjoyed the Winter and  had spent my time sewing and creating.
Here's just a few things I spent my time making.


A basket of stars I made at Christmastime.



darling little mouse my friend helped me with



new pajama bottoms for Summer nights




tons and tons of squares for patchwork quilts
(these took me many days this Winter to cut out, but now I have enough
for several quilt tops)



This is one of the many I have been sewing together.


 Seeing all of my favorite fabrics sewn up makes me happy
they are finally being put to use.
  

I am working on one today full of bright patterns and colors
that will work perfectly for the porch this Summer.

I really think I am hooked on quilting now.

Darn it!

Another expensive habit...
just what I needed!


117 comments:

Bente said...

So many beautiful things you made, June. Love your sewingprojects.

Have a nice wednesday

Hugs

Donna said...

Woo Who! I am so glad to hear that you are spending some time out in your garden! I am doing so in small increments because of my silly schedule but soon...I will make a day of it...everyday!
I love seeing the contents of your china closet!
I just bought one...was supposed to resell it but I fell in love and it will remain here at my house! (I've never had one and look forward to filling it!)
I love your quilts tops! Such a fun pastime,And you are so...right an expensive one!
I have a few that I started when the kids were little, they will now have to be for future grans!
Well, babbled on enough for one evening!
I love you bunches !
Huge hugs!
Donna

Lady of the Woods said...

I think you have one of the most beautiful homes and blogs I've seen. It always makes me feel like "I want some", horses and all. And you sew too? I just love being here.

Julie Marie said...

Oooh June, what a beautiful Spring post!... I love your tulips and your floral china... well... I would come help you wash it anytime, it is so gorgeous!... your winter crafts are all so pretty, love the little stars, and your quilt top is beautiful too!... I wish I knew how to quilt... love your new pajama bottoms too!... and the little mouse is just too too cute for words!... enjoy your time out of doors... yes, we are a bit ahead of you here, but I know you are out there in wind or weather, just like I am, getting the beds all ready... I can hardly wait to see your new roses!... Happy Spring!... much love, xoxo Julie Marie PS Love your new header too!...

Fete et Fleur said...

Everything looks so beautiful, June. I love the quilt tops you are making. Sorry your addicted, but what a gorgeous way to be creative.

xoxo,
Nancy

C'est moi Claudette said...

June, you are wayyyy ahead of me gf. I look out the window and wonder when it will be time to get out there and dig in.
Your china is like no other. Just bliss. Heavenly bliss. I don't have any sweet china pieces, but what I have I love. Even if it's all from the thrift stores and mixed and matched.
I LOVE your PINK tulips and your pretty banner. So fresh and clean.
Keep going, spring is right around the corner ; )
xoxoxoxoxo

sissie said...

Hi June,
I love it when you put up a new post. I know the pictures are going to be lovely and so are your projects.
I cannot wait to see what your flower garden brings and I know you will show us all those lovely peonies.
Your winter projects are beautiful.
I love the quilt. It reminds me of the ones my Mom used to make.

hugs
Sissie

Olive Cooper said...

June, your pastel quilt squares are so soft and pretty. I need your cleaning spirit I tell you. I am sick with a dreaded cold and have done nothing but over the weekend we did trim 50 shrubs which is an ordeal that was well worth doing. My knockout roses are showing off right now. I cannot wait for your garden posts as your garden is so different than ones in this hot place. Blessings,Olive

Mary Ellen said...

12 new rose bushes!!! I am so jealous! I have been wanting to order more roses but till the construction on the outside of the house ceases I don't think it would be a good idea!

I have lilacs that are just now blooming- it is their first year of blooms so not a lot but I am sooo enjoying them! A male friend who goes to our fellowship is trying to kill his lilac :( - weed as he calls it - so I went over after fellowship Sunday and cut huge bouquets and filled vases for most of the rooms in the house!! Smells heavenly around here!!

Started my oriental poppy seeds that I ordered in seed trays yesterday. I should have started a bit earlier but just didn't have time. Am so hoping I will have some pretty ones like June was what I was thinking as I was getting the trays ready- I know I will have to wait till next year to even get a bloom but hopefully it will be worth the wait!!

Oh June you know how I love your beautiful photos- they bring joy to my heart to see such beauty!

bee blessed
mary

Claudia said...

Ah yes, quilting can be expensive! But there are so many wonderful fabrics out there. I'm like you, June, I can slave away in the garden, ache like crazy when I get in bed, but I don't mind! It's the best therapy in the world.

xo
Claudia

Love that pretty teacup with the flowers inside the cup.

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dearest June
Such stunning tulips, pretty china and Spring rose quilts top! - There are very few things that make us happier being surrounded by the things so dear to our hearts!.
I can see you have been working hard preparing your garden beds making room for the new roses - how exciting is that? I am sooo looking foreward to seeing them all in bloom!
Busy as a bee you have been cutting and stitching those gorgeous quilt tops. If you get a minute you might like to see a Spring rose quilt I have in my Etsy (on my blog)which I sewed a few years back - it is from my quilt collection.
I so enjoy my visits here - your heart shows through each and every image.
Sending you love, hugs and blessings,
Suzy

Blondie's Journal said...

I think we were teased for so long that spring was on it's way out instead of in that we forgot we might have some freezes! I am so anxious to get working in my garden beds but I guess I have to be patient!

Your sewing projects are wonderful...I love the PJ bottoms, they are what I like to wear with T shirts at night. Love the little ruffle on the hems!

It looks like the quilting bug has bit you. It's a wonderful thing to do with all of your pieces and scraps though. Have fun with it!

XO,
Jane

Theresa said...

Once again I sit here with my mouth open and my heart racing! First, I LOVE your jammie bottoms, you must feel cozy and beautiful in them! Your new hobby fits you perfectly, that quilt top is really so sweet. I have yet to do any gardening (only raked them out so far) but the lilacs are just starting to bloom and Hannah has brought in a small bouquet for me along with the only purple tulip that showed up! Your dishes are as sweet as you are,
t.xoxooxox

Charlene said...

June, I LOVE all of the floral dishes. And I wish I could send you some of our warm weather as I already think it's HOT not nice like spring should be. So enjoy your cool weather while you can... or send some our way.

All of your winter projects were wonderful but, of all of them those Jammie bottoms speak to my heart. I want to make some for me!!! Have a great week.
Charlene

Junebug said...

Oh Sista, look at all the pretties! I need to make me a pair or two of those jammie pants with ruffles. I'm sure you are the princess of the house in them! Plus you are the energizer bunny with all the project you got done and then to think digging new flower beds, you go girl! I'm aching from my weekend of digging and have so much more to do. Here's to Spring and the start blooming crazy! The other June!!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
I was driving through the countryside today and was in awe, as I am every Spring, of the beautiful blossom, the new lime green leaves emerging and the vibrant green in the fields....and, the bright yellow fields of the oil seed rape that is coming into flower.The most beautiful time of the year I think.
Your tulips are such a pretty pink. We are off to Amsterdam next week where the tulip fields will be in full bloom. I shall take photos for a post when I return.
You have been so industrious over the winter June. You have made such beautiful things and the patchwork squares will be made into beautiful quilts, I know. You have so much talent at putting colours and patterns together and have such a good eye. I can just see that quilt on your porch and your 20 new roses coming into bloom.....I just wish that we had enough room for 20 new roses !!!!
Have a lovely week June and thanks so much for your lovely comment today. XXXX

maría cecilia said...

how lovely to see all the beauties you have been sewing in winter my dear June, and can´t wait to see what new roses will bloom in your garden this spring... just be kind to yourself when working in your beds, please...
Waiting the miracle of your garden you have created to spread its beauty this year again!!!! soon it comes...
sending you much hugs and love

Anne said...

June,
Your flowers are gorgeous.Those photos just brightened up my day!What lovely fabric on your quilt.I wish I could sew.But I guess it is good.I really don't have the time.Have a wonderful week.
Anne

Denise said...

I love your spring tulip photos....so so pretty....love your blog header too... OH, I think you and I are cut from the same cloth...those dishes could have come from my cupboard.The only difference...I am allergic to the sewing machine...that green dress in 8th grade did me in! :)

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful post, June. I always feel like I am sitting right across from you listening to you chat. I need to get my gardens moved this Spring too. Like you, it is too cold to do anything yet. However, I think our lilacs are starting to bloom! They don't usually flower until the end of May here- weird!!!

I hope you have a wonderful night- xo Diana

Victorian1885 said...

Hello dear friend.. I too love your Jammie bottoms.. very clever! Your china is fantastic and I can't wait to see your garden this year.. your love of gardening is amazing. I have never had a very big garden and love living vicariously through yours. The quilt tops are so pretty.. I have a quilt my Grandmother made my as a child and she used fabrics of clothing we wore as children and I love looking at it and remembering the different dresses and short outfits I used to wear. Yours posts always make me smile and I visit them many times to get inspiration. Have a wonderful week my Dear..
Hugs,
Wanda

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh June...I love seeing glimpses of your life, your home and all that you love ~ everything is always so lovely here! Your quilt top is gorgeous, I can't wait to see it finished. I'm wishing for Spring to arrive for you soon, I know how much you love your gardens....it will all be so very beautiful! Sending you hugs and love dear friend, Dawn

Gina said...

June, so beautiful! I love all the pastel colors and your tulips are precious!

Angela said...

Happy Spring June! I always love your pics of flowers and tulips are one of my favorites! It's been quite windy & rainy here in Nebraska. Glad we missed a tornado, too! Enjoy your craft time! Hugs and God bless ya

Vintage Home said...

Such a delightful post...Your wee mouse reminds me of Christmas...one of our Christmas trees is covered in messes!..is that the right spelling??
Yes we are still buying flowers form the stores here too! And your tulips are beautiful...I should take a pic of my hydrangea!
Love Love your quilts...you do inspire me...maybe I should take my stash and get to work on a quilt....seems I have enough pillows! Well maybe not but a quilt would be great!
Can't wait to see your quilt all made up and on your sweet porch or i your stunning garden!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh June....how in the world do you make your gardens even more beautiful than what they were...? :) What an awesome gift you've been blessed with! Your photos always make me sigh...

xoxo laurie

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi June: It's good to hear from you. You've been a little quiet lately but now I see why. Look at all those squares. But the results will be beautiful. Your china is so pretty and you are not alone in the invisible garden area. Our's is really slow coming around this year..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Marydon said...

Sweet June, your quilt top is gorgeous ... & those exquisite pieces of china are awesome. What a collection you have.

Rebirth of gardens puts such a smile on my face ... each tiny little nub poking thru the soil. My peonies are plentiful this year, woo-hoo. Come over & take a walk thru the gardens I shared that are in bloom now.

I have missed you but I know you, like me, are enjoying every second of every day of spring.

Hugs & love ~
TTFN ~
Have a beautiful eve ~
Marydon

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

A woman of so many talents...and expensive habits!!! Lovely...x00x

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

You never cease to amaze me! The pink tulips are the essence of spring and your quilt...sigh...thanks for sharing such beauty.

xo,abby

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi June!
Thank you for all these beautiful photographs! I don't know which I enjoyed more...your lovely quilt tops or that gorgeous collection of pretty china! I received my copy of Artful Blogging in the mail this afternoon and was delighted when I opened it to see your blog featured and to read your well written and thoughtful article. You are an inspiration to us all...for the person you are and the beauty you create!
Enjoy spring..it's almost there! :)

Cozy Little House said...

The quilting bug bit me when I was about 30. I spent the afternoon out planting. I am tired from head to toe!
Brenda

mudderbear said...

This is so lovely. It has been just yesterday the lilacs came out here, and that seems early to me. The trees are blossomed and the days are balmy in the afternoons. Then it gets cool for the night. Your dishes are so pretty and so is the fabric. I love the little mouse..he is very nicely dressed. As always it has been a real pleasure to visit with you. Stsy well and happy....

Katherine said...

You always pick such soft and pretty patterns, it looks elegant and welcoming when put together.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, It's still cold there!! You have been busy! The Pj's are cute and oh your quilts are going to be wonderful! Good for you, that is one craft i have not delved into!

Carol

Diane said...

Your quilt's going to be beautiful June. I admire all the things you got done this winter, it takes discipline to get that much done. I didn't realize that you were so far behind us. There are some tulips up around town, the plum and forsythia are blooming but it's still too early for the lilacs. Your roses are going to be even more beautiful. Diane

Snooks said...

The flower beds sound like a lot of work. But worth it. Especially for roses. Love your beautiful china. All of it is so pretty. All the quilt fabrics and the quilt are so nice. The colors are very spring. I need to get in my sewing room and get sewing. It has been awhile.

@ 3Beeze Hoestead

villa-rosengarten & cockerlove said...

Dear June - nice to hear from you! Your posts are always so romantic and beautiful!
Enjoy Spring with all its beauties!
Here, in Switzerland, we had again snow in the mountains and it's really cold, compared with the month of March, when we had up to 23 degrees....now we have 5 and even less!
Hugs from Barbara!

oldgreymare said...

Hello dear- Good to see you. All has already been said so I will just say hello, and my heart is happy to visit you here tonight.
xx
z

Pondside said...

So that's what you've been up to!
You put me to shame, as so many of the things you've done are things I've got on 'the list'.....so I loved this.
An inexpensive hobby? I haven't found it yet, but if I do, I'll email!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi June!!!

Oh how I adore your beautiful home!!! Your lovely collection of china is just charming!!! I absolutely LOVE stopping by your page whenever you post!!! Wishing you a most lovely Spring Season!!! Now I'm off to browse your gardening site - I'm new to it all (gardening) since we moved from an urban townhome to an actual (fixer) home with a yard...so I need all the help and inspiration that I can get! :) Take care and have a lovely rest of the week!


Hugs,
Jessie

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

What a wonderful bouquet!! A very pleasant way to welcome the spring!!!Everything is adorable and charming.

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achter-de-linden said...

I love the fabrics you use for quilting! Thanks sharing your photo's with us!
greetings from the Netherlands, Heidi!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning beautiful June! Visiting your home is a breathe of true fresh air. Thank you for starting my day off with a huge smile. Anita

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

How beautiful June.
I think the pj's look so comfy perfect for around the house.
Quilting is a wonderful passion.
Happy sewing!
Susan x

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh my, there is such gentle beauty in and about your home! You are so kind to allow visitors into your sanctuary...it is always a delight to visit with you.
Your quilts are dreamy, the tulips divine, the china simply splendid! An enchanted world indeed... ~sigh~
Wishing you a joyful day June!
With hugs,
Judy

Barbara said...

When I lived up north, we were surrounded by lilac bushes! Is there anything more lovely? They were all colors and when they bloomed, the fragrance was wonderful. I always blessed the smart lady who planted them many years before we bought that house.
Love all your projects, June!
Hope you're having a wonderful, spring week!

Custom Comforts said...

Love your quilts June! Such pretty fabrics. I have one to match my bedroom that I started years ago and never finished ~ someday.
Your china is so pretty and I think I spied a familiar doily with the tulips. Hope you're enjoying them.
Cindy

JoAnne Weisser said...

I just love all of your fabrics and they make such a beautiful quilt. Your china is so pretty and feminine too. I admire you for all of your hard work in your garden ~ it's going to be amazing. And your photography is gorgeous too!!

Marilyn said...

Our gardens are about to burst. The peonies are about 8" out of the ground & the bleeding hearts are in bloom. Most of the trees are leafed out but not full.... We are about a month ahead.
I adore your floral china. My favorite thing to do in my house is to clean the book shelves. I have 2 rooms full. I especially love to do my vintage childrens book collection as I always stop to scan a few & memories are flowing back.
Hugs .... Marilyn

paola said...

I adore your life full of colours..flowers, china and fabrics..everything speaks of your good taste and your love for beautiful things in life!
A big hug
paola

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Did I already compliment you on your magazine article? It was delightful! It's so nice to get a dose any time from your blog though. Your china spread is wonderful! But the quilt top is so cheery! I just love all your colors. The light in your post is always amazing.

Rosetta said...

Che belle fantasie,sulee tazze sulla coperta,adorabili i fiori!E' una bella sinfonia di colori!Ciao sono una tua nuova follower.Complimenti!Rosetta

Dorthe said...

Dear June, what a beautiful post you made us.
I lov e your pink tulips-also here there are no flowers or busches blooming,we waits together.
Your stars looks so beautiful, I wish you had showed them more :-) and the quilt tops, so lovely and sweet in those soft colours, -they will make cosy and beautiful quilts when finished.
Your garden will look fantastic this summer with the 12 new rose busches added, dear- oh how wonderful- are they all colours or do you stick to pink and white ?
Sending you hugs and love.
Dorthe

A Fanciful Life said...

Hello sweet June,
I just got my copy of Artful Blogging and was delighted to see that yours was the very first article. And how beautiful it is! I laughed reading your comment about what people might say when you tell them "I have a blog"! Everything was so gorgeous - just like your blog- and I don't know who you manage to do so much with your horses, kids, arts and more. If only I could accomplish that much, I'd be a very happy camper.

Congratulations on your beautiful article!

Love,
Sharon :-)

@nne said...

just love it!! hugs, @nne

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I love your garden right inside your home! Your china is so pretty!!!!! And I love the quilt you are putting together!

Have a wonderful day June!
Love ya,
Maryjane

PS
It is almost summer here in CA!

Deborah said...

Oh my..your place is such a lovely sight!
Your dishes are so so so pretty!
Love the quilt..wow..you are so gifted!
You have been busy and look how its paid off!
The little mouse is adorable too..lol
I am in love with tulips and yours are gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing sweet friend xoxo

Deborah xoxoxo

Ann Marie said...

Dusting/cleaning my dishes is my favorite chore as well!

LOVE your pretty quilt... and those PJ bottoms. Darling!

Happy Spring!!♥

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi June!! Hard to imagine that you're still having "winter" when we've been sunny and warm here for the last 6 weeks. I'm lovin' that quilt you're working on. nothing like seeing all those happy little prints working together. Of course we'll be wanting to see your progress. beautiful photos, dear June!!! xoxo

A Cottage Muse said...

Thank you June...you always inspire me to take better photos! Yours are always so lovely! I adore those forks, so pretty!

I have a bag of squares in the attic that my Mom had cut out to make a quilt years ago...maybe one day I will finish it in her honor!

Riet said...

Hi dear JUne.
I love love your flower china, so beautiful. What a treat to see it all. And you are into quilting now. That;s great. I am going through my piles of fabric and think what I will start. While seeing your quilt I might get in the mood again. :))) I did stop for a while.
Hugs from Riet

Villa König said...

Dear June, you make so wonderful things and your photos are always fantastic. Love to visit you here. :))) Thanks a lot for all your inspiration. Lots of love Yvonne

jill said...

Lovely tulips June,your china all looks beautiful very delicate,do you use it much? love the little mouse hes very cute,and your squares look really pretty will be a lovely quilt when finished.Love Jill xx

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Loved visiting you today and seeing all your Spring beauty.
How beautiful everything is from your pretty china to the sweet tulips.
You have been a busy bee and how cute your little mouse, stars and your pyjamas are.
I love all the gorgeous fabrics in your quilt and it is a lovely pastime to be hooked in.

Do hope you are enjoying your Spring week
Hugs
Carolyn

Cindy said...

Those gorgeous portraits of the tulips and your beautiful china, and all i really saw was those forks... oh my gosh, they are sooooo beautiful and ornate... i think i died and went to heaven over your forks... smile

Cindy

Candylei said...

Well on the bright side -- that means you don't have weeds! Today I drove by a home that had a long hedge of blooming lilacs. It was gorgeous. Love your china with sweet roses on them!! Your pajama bottoms are darling and you should wear them out in the garden!! :-)

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debi said...

Oh, visiting your blog is always such a treat for the eyes! I love your beautiful china, I am seriously swooning here. And your photos are always stunning!

Sharon said...

Working in the garden has to be one of my favorite things in the world! I just wish I knew how to plan it out a bit better.

You make me want to sew, and I almost never sew anymore. I'm loving those pajama bottoms! How I long to make a quilt but doubt it will ever happen. My patience is lacking in that area.

Spring should be showing itself very, very soon!

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Ooooohhh! June!! A basket of Stars!!!!! How absolutely gorgeous! You are so creative and everything is just so gorgeous. You've certainly put in the hours and the back-breaking digging in the garden alongside. Your PJ's are just like some I love to wear and your china is so so pretty, I love the sauce/gravy boat. I can't wait to see your photo's of the garden when you next do some. I'm longing for the peonies!
I adore those tulips, such a lovely shade of pink. I totally taken by that colour band, pinky-mauvy-rose-blush-claret you know?
I loved your comment this morning, I'm so thrilled that my little memoires are enjoyed, with not being able to get out and about much I tend to think backwards quite a bit I suppose. However I 'think' I'm getting there. At least I'm not in bed all day now woohooo!

Biggest hugs June and best love
xx Jane

Linda said...

You are one busy bee. I love your projects. I have never been much of a sewer....I do lack patience.
I do love to work in our gardens. My previous post is photos of our yard. I hope you stop by.

Jacqui said...

You busy lady you!! I love the quilting and the china is too beautiful!!! I, too, am still awaiting spring to arrive

One Shabby Old House said...

Hello my friend,
What a busy little beaver you have been. I loved the new summer PJ bottoms that you have made and the quilt is going to be fabulous.
I spent yesterday with someone who thinks pretty highly of you and she and I both agree we all need to meet in Prince Edward Island!
Hugs
Becky

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi June,
That combination of fabrics for your quilt tops are just divine, it just reads summer fun, outdoor breezes and sunshine. Love it!
You have been a very busy crafter, such cute things (sweet little mouse).
Your dishes are gorgeous. I'm crazy for that silverware though, what a great pattern!
Big hugs,
Patti

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good heavens, I love this post. I WANT TO TAKE PICTURES with this much LIGHT!

Oh June, thank you for visiting me! I am honored, truly, because You have have so many followers and for you to take the time to come to visit me, it is really special. THANK YOU for your kind compliments!!! Anita

Rayanne said...

Oh how I love your blog and visiting here...I just want to hang out and linger! Lovely post, lovely tulips. I too have to get a lot of flowers from the store, I am in-love with flowers!
Have a happy day, dear new friend!!!

Privet and Holly said...

Sweetest pics from
THE sweetest blogger....!

You really made great
use of those cold winter
months. I wish I had as
much to show for them : )

Happy Weekend!

xo Suzanne

Ana said...

Hi June,
It is always a pleasure to come visit you. So much eye candy and inspiration. Love all the pretty fabrics on your quilt...Quilting is something I have always wanted to try. It's on my bucket list :-) I do hope the weather starts acting more like Spring over at your end. I know how much you love your garden and can only imagine how badly you are itchin' to do some gardening. Sending you a great big warm hug and wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Much love,
♥Ana

momto8 said...

your creations are beautiful!! so are the tulips!
happy spring!

Beverly said...

Spring is my favorite season, too, June. It will be arriving for you very soon. We had our first rose blooms of the season this week.

When I was that gorgeous sauce dish with the garlands of pink roses my heart went pitter-pat. ♥

Vicki said...

Hi, June,
I know those new roses will look spectacular in your beautiful garden. I always look forward to seeing your peonies, too. I have never been able to grow any here in Texas, but our local grocer told me they would have some cut ones for inside arranging in June so I am going to buy some and make an arrangement for my home. June, you know if you ever come to Texas, I would love for you to visit me here at Bunny Cottage. That invitation is always open from me! I hope you have a fantastic weekend, dear friend. Sending love to you~Vicki

Mary Ellen said...

June I have gone through several years of your garden posts praying that somehow your lovely way with garden planning would somehow leap off the computer and into me! We are still working on the outside of the house but with this lovely huge entrance (I wish I could figure out the proper name to call it!) I am daydreaming of what do do for the yard to make it all it can be.Oh friend can I hire you to give me some of your lovely eye for what it to do!!? I know someday it will all come together but I end up planting,digging up,planting, digging up the same plant - wish I could sit down and graph it all out then just plant once!!

My 2 little lilac bushes are blooming for the first time since moving them here 4 years ago! I have a male friend who has a gorgeous lilac bush and he hates it so have gone over and cut loads of his too! I am trying to dry them- have you ever dried lilacs?

Oh so sorry I am rambling on - your gardens just make me so giddy....

bee blessed
mary

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Spring is slowing taking hold here, it is my favourite month too - the colour finally arriving back after a grey winter :-) I am going to embark on my first quilt soon, goodness picking fabric is hard - it is also hard not to get carried away buying fabric :-) Oh the simple pleasures xxx

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
Once again beautiful photos! I love all your china and fabrics.Your quilt will be so pretty when it is done-where do you find the time???
Just got home from Florida in time for the daffodils to start blooming!I had a lovely visit with Becky there.
Take care,
Carolyn

time worn interiors said...

I love spring! Good thing you are waiting for warmer weather. Weather around here has tricked a lot of people, gets real warm, then frost comes again!

I know your gardens will be fabulous, I always looks forward to seeing pictures of them.

tot

jill said...

Thank you June for taking the time to visit my blog,I am now feeling a lot better than I was thank you hope you are well.Love Jill xxx

Bumpkin Bears said...

It is so lovely to visit again, it has been a while. I adore your china and that quilt makes me want to try myself, love your choice of fabrics. Catherine x

Carole said...

You have been so busy and accomplishing so much. I have wanted to learn to quilt but worry that it would one more thing I can't find time for... after the joy of buying all the supplies. Well I'm sure I have some fabric somewhere:)
What kind of roses did you get???

x
Carole

Rozmeen said...

Hi June,

Stopped by to wish you a lovely week.

xoxo Rozmeen

Cindy said...

Your post is just beautiful! I love all the pretty colors of your china, PJ's and quilts, so romantic!

You have been a very busy girl! I can't wait to see your rose garden, I am sure it will be as lovely as your quilts!
xo
Cindy

Rostrose said...

My dear sweet June,
may be your garden is a little bit late - but your post is sooo springy: the colors of the tulips, of the fabric, the flowers on the wonderful china and the "harvest of your winter-sowing" - in other words, the pretty results of your winter-enjoyment! It is full of "joie de vivre" and floridity!
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Warm spring-hugs,
Traude
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Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Your quilt top is just lovely! All those pretty fabric squares. I would have to set them somewhere just to look at their simple beauty.

Happy Spring!! Happy week!!
Warmly ~ Jenn

Victoria said...

Working in your garden sounds like a lovely pastime! My MIL has some gorgeous quilts made by her grandmother, I'm sure yours are gorgeous!

Victoria said...

Working in your garden sounds like a lovely pastime! My MIL has some gorgeous quilts made by her grandmother, I'm sure yours are gorgeous!

Farah said...

Working in garden is such a lovely thing, and when your efforts comes to bloom..the happiness of heart can't be described in words ... And your beautiful flowers are one of my all time favourite... Tulips looks great June
And the quilt and stars so lovely... I always plan but still not that much courage to start a quilt.... yours is looking really great with such cool and lively colours... its beautiful...

Hope you will enjoy a visit to taste the delicious chilled summer dessert @
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With love
Farah

koralee said...

You really do take the best photos my friend..something so soft and pretty about them all that I just want to jump into your images...sigh!
Your china is stunning! Happy quilting...xoxoxo

Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I want to follow but I dont see twitter or facebook in here??

If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
Have a great week.

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(Sweden)

Musje said...

Wow youre blog is so gorgeous and youre garden blog..I love it..real cowboys,the flowers and the china are beautiful and I see you have a lots of horses,I got one,she is 34,her name is Cheyenne,have a nice evening,greetings Musje.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Me again...I always love coming back! I LOVE the pajama bottoms you made and the trim is adorable! Did you use a pattern or make one it? So sweet. xoxoxox

Jody and Stan said...

You are the most creative person. You inspired me today. Love all your beautiful dishes too!


Jody

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

I stopped by after reading your feature in Artful Blogging. So glad I did! I LOVE the darling jammie bottoms you made. What a great idea for beautiful vintage-inspired fabrics. Soon the roses will be blooming out in your garden and not just on your jammies. lol

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

lalalulapilula said...

¡ que belleza de blog! todo tan lindo y delicado. me encanta. ya soy tu seguidora. el bebé es maravilloso y las niñas lindisimas. felicitaciones
muy bonitos trabajos.
cariños desde Chile.
Lula :O)

Debbie said...

Hopefully it will warm up enough for me to get out in my gardens soon.
Your dishes are lovely.
You always inspire me when I visit.
Maybe I should clean some floral dishes today since I don't have any gardens to weed yet.
Enjoy your weekend, my dear.
xxoo

wendy said...

Thank goodness we can buy tulips from the store...as there are none in my neck of the woods either.
And I can surely relate with you on the WIND. My most detested weather condition.
HATE IT !!! and we have been having so much of it lately.
I want to get out and get started on things too.......soooooo much that needs to be done. I don't have time for lousy weather.
I love dishes too...and I collect from thrift stores, flea markets, antique shops things I find that delight me.
I'd love to have a big hutch to display them all in.
I don't quilt...or sew (don't even have a sewing machine)
but I want to start doing some embroider work, might help keep me busy in the winter which I sorely need.
But...I don't know if I can remember how.

Kristina said...

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Astréor said...

Hello June, j'ai fait à nouveau un post sur votre magnifique blog. J'adore ces images merveilleuses. Je n'ai jamais vu un blog aussi beau que le vôtre. Il me fait rêver et je vous remercie pour toute cette poésie et cette douceur que vous offrez en partage. Cette année encore, je veux absolument faire connaître votre blog à mes amies de plus en plus nombreuses. Je regrette de ne pouvoir vous écrire en anglais car j'aurais tant de choses à dire. Merci à vous. Bises. Astréor

Magdalena said...

So many beautiful photos& things
have a nice week!
M.

Jody and Stan said...

Thank you for stopping by with your wonderful comments. Have a fun week!

Jody

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Maison Beldecor said...

Hi dear June,
lovely spring photos... I can understand you soooo good, here in Germany the April was also very cold too, so the trees and flowers are still waiting for lovely warm temperatures... but slowly it will come, I hope :-). I'm looking forward to the pictures of your new beds of roses in the summer...
Warm greetings
Bine

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear June
Your garden is as beautiful as ever.. and you must be enjoying spring in your part of the world..

Now I think I need to order up a pair of those pj bottoms. fabulous.. I'll take 3...

Thanks for popping by and your kind comments.. I have become such a slack blogger lately.. Have a great week.. ciao xxx Julie

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Oh my Goodness, it's so fun to visit, with all your projects. Love the PJ bottoms and the patched quilt top.

big hugs
cindy@stitches

Joy Marie Jones said...

Hello Sweet June! Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. That was a lovely way for me to start my day, but please know that you my dear are MY inspiration!! As always, I enjoyed my visit here today with you and getting lost in your beautiful photography. Have a wonderful day ~ xoxo ~ Joy

Lisa said...

June,
Hope everything is great & your just wallowing in your new celebrity on the porch wrapped in patchwork! I went out and bought the Artful Blogging a few days ago, something I don't normally do. Those mags are so expensive & I figure blogging I can see, right. Not this time.I had to have the issue with my favorite blogger. June, I'm so, SO proud for you. The pictures are beautiful of course but the writing. Wow. Great article.
Maybe I'll send it so you can autogragh it for me:)
I hope your doing good & just busy in your garden with the family.
Love to you sweet friend.
Lisa

WarmQuilts said...

A beautiful quilt and so much work to cut all of those squares – just think of all of the projects to be created now, without interruption. Your lovely blossom photos have inspired me to write down my favorites and design colorful areas to plant - pink is my favorite but I think I will begin with purple!