Thursday, October 31, 2013


-Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
                                                                                          -Camille Pissarro

What a gorgeous Fall day here in the South.
We had word there was snow flurries this morning in our old home town.
I sat in the garden and embroidered today.  Out came the embroidery threads, beads, and ribbons. It was like sitting with an old friend. The contentment and the peace flowed over me.
Where to begin? I looked back at the garden photos I continued to take as the months slid by during the renovation. Spring? Yes - just as the seasons of the year began. The dogwood flower was in bloom earlier in the year so it is where I decided to pick back up on the garden crazy quilt block.

                                The dogwood petals were created with a grosgrain white ribbon.  
                                           Each petal was gathered along the bottom then
                                       cinched in the middle of each petal with small stitches.
                            The stitches were then drawn inward toward the middle of the flower.

Medium sized beads were sewn in place around the edge and then piled in the middle.

Sitting in the garden I discovered one of many surprises of living in the 
South during the Fall. There was still beautiful Basil growing in the herb garden. What a treat.

I am truly grateful for the simple things that bring peace and pleasure to an ordinary day. 
We had no idea that it would be enjoying our garden in so many 
wonderful ways on one of the last days of October.
We are blessed.

Until next time…


  1. Hi Debra,

    So lovely to hear from you, thank you.
    I enjoyed catching up with all you have been up to - love the dogwood embroidery flower.
    Also congratulations with your new grandbaby and your country kitchen looks amazing.
    We truly are blessed with every little thing.
    happy weekend

  2. Enjoyed seeing your beautiful crazy quilt work. I have been to Savannah one time in my life and just loved the quaintness. I am really looking forward to our trip there at the end of the month. Please order some nice weather. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


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