Sunday, May 24

Blue and Yellow...

Found this beautiful fold of vintage yellow fabric~
Not a stain to be seen...
I put it in a light soak for a few hours.

I would agitate it now & again...
When wet it is the color of a lemon!

It has a linen-like feel...

Couldn't wait to get it off the line & pressed~

I had to try blue ink...
Yellow & blue always look sweet together~
Reminds me of a two tone toile fabric!

Red looks sweet, too!

Hope you're having a sweet and sunny Sunday!

Tuesday, May 19

Patriotic Garden~

Having a little fun by adding red and blue ink~
This blue cotton has been a joy to sketch on!

Daisy patterns~

Each one with their own style!

Have seen butterflies early this year~
Do hope the Monarchs find their way back to our gardens!
I have let common milkweed grow up...
Going to add Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Mildweed) this year, too!

Everyone is planting their gardens, beds and flower boxes...
I always enjoy window boxes~ interesting combinations!

Special spots on special days~

So many people work so hard, give so much for our great country~
Will never forget all you have given,
So grateful for all you have done~

Hope your day is off to a great start, Sweet Friends!

Sunday, May 10

Forget Me Not~

Forget Me Nots make everything beautiful~

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Happy Mother's Day~

Windows are open~
Birds are singing!
Just trimmed a very long Lilac branch...
One bouquet for the table & one for the studio!

Wishing you a day filled with love & laughter~
Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, April 28

Vintage fabric & ink~

Found this small piece of fabric in a basket at an antique shop~
It is linen-like...
Cotton-like with a texture?
I don't know my fabrics, I just LOVE to draw on them!

Sepia ink on soft white~
Little faces very happy to have a sunny day!

The hum of bees in the gardens~
The most welcome sound!

I think of so many things when I'm heading to the garden!
New designs...
What's for dinner... laundry... dishes... dusting...
Calendar programs... fabric collections...
When I bend to pull some weeds~ those thoughts vanish. 
To touch the earth...
Face to face with flowers...
Bees swarming around my head...
I'm content.
My mind quiets~
My soul is fed.

Friends in nature~
Loved, treasured and nurtured!

Hope you have a few minutes to take a little walk today~

Thursday, April 23

Earth Day & Today~

I always try to sneak in a nature walk on Earth Day.
We had grey skies yesterday... nobody told the flowers!
They were just as happy & brilliant as always~

A true Springtime~
Color is slowly opening up.

The sweetest faces!

On a warmer day the pussy willows would be humming with bees!

This is today.
It looks like fairy dust!

Angry fairy dust~

My dad always called late Spring snow,
"Poor man's fertilizer."
(Every little bit of Nitrogen helps)
I think he was trying to find the silver lining~
When the flowers are ready for warmth... so am I!

Wishing you a beautiful day, Sweet Friends~

Thursday, April 2

Flow Blue Garden fabric!

"Flow Blue Garden"
One of my favorite quilt shops (Watkins Glen, New York) is carrying
my newest fabric collection by Red Rooster Fabrics!

~This collection is in shops now~

This is the panel!

The chickadee pair is also in my 2015 Outside My Window
wall calendar with Legacy Publishing Group!

The sweetest of birds on crazing~

A mixture of herbs, flow blue patterns influence from antique pieces~
Along with favorite feathered friends!

Bits and pieces of inspiration~
Chipped... stained... mismatched & LOVED!

I hope you will share a peek of your projects!
Wishing your heart joy~

Friday, March 27

Wearing Yellow for Seth~

My little bunny friend and I are wearing yellow today for Seth!
Holding you and your family tight in my prayers~

A link to share about Seth & his journey:

Friday, March 20

Happy Spring!

It's okay that most of the day was filled with snow flurries...
It's okay that they have posted concerns for large storm next Friday...
It is officially Spring!
The migrating birds and the buds peeking through know...
They are ready for the season to change!
~So am I~
Beautiful blossoms & bees will be here soon!

Wishing you a beautiful Springtime!

Tuesday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Friends!

Sweet little Clover is busy as a bee~
Stitching up something sweet in her favorite shade of green!

Hope your day is filled with wonderful~

Monday, February 23

Bunnies promising Spring~

The snow keeps falling...
The temps keep dropping...

The days are getting longer!
Spring promises to be on time~

Hope your week is off to a great start!

A little nibble of chocolate to start Monday off right!

Sweet visits from friends passing by...

Hearts sharing...

Bunny loves wanting to hang up the scarf & hat for a few months!

A song in your heart...

A hop in your step!
Wishing your hearts all this and so much more~

Friday, February 13

"Flow Blue Skeps" punch needle

"Flow Blue Skeps"
Copyright Michelle L. Palmer
Punch needle with my favorites!

I found this gorgeous embroidery floss...
The most beautiful blue~

Pencil sketch on weavers cloth~
This is how I started!

White & blue...
Be still my heart!

...and here comes butter yellow!

All the buzz... how I love bees & their homes!

This design is from one of my original watercolors~
I love them both!
Hope you do too~

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!