Monday, September 5, 2011

Some odds and ends

I have some random odds and ends to post... First, I finished a wip:
This is a little octopus, some waves and sea grasses from the Seashells and Seahorses pattern packet.  I think it makes a really sweet picture. I stitched double lines of back stitch in two blues for the waves:
 
and I combined these two greens to highlight the sea grasses:
Second, some I took some really interesting garden pictures.  How fuzzy is this bumble bee?  I am growing oregano and I have let a lot of it go to flower - the bees love it!
This is a picture of the beautiful berries on an oregon grape bush:
I have quite a few sunflowers blooming:
Here are a couple of blooms from my "Queen Elizabeth" rose bush that is
always fun to photograph!
and a bloom from "Chrysler Imperial"
And the best for last - Berit and Rego!  Here they are relaxing in the shade:
and here is Berit - wishing I would come out of the weedy herb garden!

8 comments:

donna!ee said...

excellent finished wip AND gorgeous german shepards AND your landscape/garden is lovely! thank you much for sharing ... :)

Simone Arrais said...

Wonderful pictures, Kim! I loved them! Kisses!

John'aLee said...

Oh I just love that stitchery. You are such a great artist!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love the octopus! And your pictures are just gorgeous..that one of the bee is captivating. Blessings, Marlene

beforethedawn said...

Lovely stitching! I also enjoyed your garden photos and the ones of your sweet pups. :)

Blessings, Jessica

Farah Muzaffar said...

Oh so cute this little octopus is, what beautiful colour you used... very lovely
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Little Green Doll said...

Love the octopus :) And your garden pictures are very nice. Your dogs seem very relaxed there :)

big B said...

Donna!ee - Thank you!
Simone - Thank you! :)
John'aLee - Thank you!
Marlene - Thank you! I was so happy to capture that bee picture - and surprised...usually I get a blurry picture.
Jessica - Thank you - I love to post garden and pup pictures every now and then!
Farah - Thank you!
Silvia - Thank you! The dogs love to relax in the shade - they really don't like hot weather!