SAL Update 5.14

Sorry friends for the delay on today’s post! I’ve been recovering from oral surgery this week as I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed. Ouch! Because of this, I was unable to schedule my SAL Update to post this morning, even though I did get some rest-in-bed-stitching done 🙂 Today is also Mother’s Day, so my husband and I spent the afternoon with our mom’s. We went on a historical home tour and had lunch. Luckily I survived the tour in my condition. I’m doing ok, but I’m not 100% recovered. I still have some soreness in my lower jaw, eating soft foods, and taking my meds. Luckily, Sunday is still here and I’m just getting around to writing my SAL Update.

Here’s where I’m at with Winnie the Pooh and his pals. I completed filling Pooh in and continued working on Eeyore. I’m so excited seeing this from afar. Eeyore’s head is turned toward Pooh and Piglet, so the black stitches are forming his other ear, if you can imagine.

SAL Update 5.14

For the month of May, my quilt shop drew the number 6 for our UFO Challenge. #6 on my list is to complete 3 Beeutiful QAL blocks. If you remember, I joined this group working on these embroidery blocks, but had stopped to focus on Winnie the Pooh. So far I’ve completed 1 embroidery block, #8 of the series. I’m currently working on #9 and have yet to start #10.

Block 8 – Bee Simple

Beeutiful QAL Block 8

Block 9 – Bee Fruitful (In Progress)

Beeutiful QAL Block 9

Finally, I would like to show off my new project bag that my mom sewed up for me. Even though it’s Mother’s Day, mom always has a gift for me. She is so giving, so supportive, and so loving. Thank you again mom for this beautiful bag!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

Time to check out the progress from the rest of the SAL Group:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Wendy, Linda, Catherine, Mary Margaret, and Timothy

Blooming Perennials

Spring is slowly turning into Summer and just about everything in the garden is blooming.

Gaura lindheimeri with it’s swirling white butterfly blooms. Every year this perennial gets attacked by aphids, but it’s interesting to see the ladybugs come to the rescue. Nevertheless, this plant remains a beautiful focal point in the garden.

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Autumn Sage is lively year round and the red blooms made their appearance early spring.

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Mom gave me a Penstemon seedling from her garden last spring. While it didn’t bloom last year, it has been a prolific bloomer this spring. Currently all of these blooms have faded, but there are just as many buds, so I’m expecting another show.

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These three little primrose plants have definitely taken root and enjoying this sunny space. It has spread beyond the borders of the bed and needs some trimming from time to time. I enjoy seeing these brightly colored blooms and as you can see I’m not the only one 🙂

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In the backyard, cedar sage is taking over the flower bed. What started as 2 plants purchased 3 years ago, has turned into 6+ plants. They easily spread and I have no problem with that. I love the lily pad shaped foliage and their bright red flowers.

Cedar Sage blooms

As the heat sets in, there’s not much more I can do in the garden besides trim spent flower stalks and keep everyone watered and healthy. Time to sit back, relax, enjoy the blooms, and watch the hummingbirds ❤

SAL Update 4.23

Since our last update, I’ve just been working away at filling in Pooh Bear. Completed one arm and working on the next. I think I’ll work on the left side afterwards and take a break from the yellow 🙂

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Time to see how everyone in the group is progressing on their projects. Click on the links below to some beautiful stitching:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Susan, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Wendy, Linda, Catherine, Mary Margaret, Timothy