15 February 2008

Wildflowers in Winter: Week 5

Looking down through the rest of the topics for Wildflowers in Winter, it looks like this may well be my last post. For sure we won't have any wildflowers outdoors before the end of the project; I don't have contact with any kids to speak of (my son is grown and thankfully there won't be any grandchildren any time soon!) and as for art...well, we'll see. Of course, I'll get to visit all who do their own posts, which is just as satisfying.

This week was a challenge because looking around the house, I noticed a dearth of wildflower stitchery. I don't do needlework--it's been years since I cross-stitched anything--and I don't seem to buy any. Or so I thought. Then I looked closer.

This clever card incorporates fabric, paint, glitter and sequins to create one of my favourite plants (no surprise, it's a blue Meconopsis!)

And this little darling incorporates two of my favourite things; cats and flowers! Handstitched by an artist in St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick, I had to have him when he looked at me.

Some of you will have seen this before; my huge leather sunflowers, also made by a local artist. Aren't they terrific? I move this wall sculpture around the house on a regular basis, because every time I look at it, I smile. And that's always a good thing, as we all know.

I have a LOT of silk scarves of various patterns, but they are either abstract in design or feature cats, blueberries, whales and porpoises, or, most intriguingly, a jellyfish! But then I realized I had this silk painting done by well-known artist Holly Carr, who lives here in Canning. I would love to have a larger piece than this 'Poppy Angel', and maybe one day I will.I bought this at an auction put on by a local group raising funds for solar lighting systems for schools in Uganda, so it was a beneficial thing all the way around.

Whew...two posts in one evening!? Now I get to read and catch up with what everyone else is up to! Happy blogging!


  1. You have been a busy blogger Jodi. I have enjoyed all.

  2. Wow! You had a busy time of it. And, I think you did a Great Job of finding "Stitched flowers!" :-)

  3. Oh you found such unique items around your house. That's just great! Fun to see...

  4. What beautiful wildflower items you have in your home! So creative and fresh and inviting. I hope you continue with future posts --- I'm sure Elizabeth Joy wouldn't mind if you stretched the rules a little bit (any child's art, not just your childrens, etc.).

    Enjoy a happy week-end!

  5. It's fun to see what is inside besides plants and cats, not that we don't love seeing those, but it gives a little more personal insight. ;->

    Frances at Faire Garden

  6. Hello Jodi, thanks for visiting my blog. I actually fiddled with the html for my page template on blogger. I don't really know what I'm doing there, but you can change the widths and preview the page and do it trial-and-error style. If you make the columns wide enough, you can get pictures on the sides. I was inspired by other bloggers who did the same - and internet browsers usually have some feature to look at the html code of other pages, so you can get some hints there.

  7. It was a great tour around your art work. I stopped for quite awhile at the sunflowers. Sunflowers are my favorite flower. I have a lot of different kinds of art at my house too--some of it has dust on it--shhhh--don't tell. Loved your flowers in bloom too. Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. And, perhaps this won't be the last Wildflower post after all?? ;-)

  9. You've got a beautiful blog!

  10. Wow, this has been so fun. The different ways to display, create, and enjoy wildflowers has been so inspiring! Beautiful blog by the way!


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