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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Playing with paper and cloth, and the Day lily is blooming."

Hello,

I haven't forgotten about the hexagon garden that I started in March. I have been chopping and changing my mind about this pattern. I have decided to go as I want to. Three times I cut out different houses, the first one had such tiny pieces my hands versus my mind just couldn't get it done. So I then cut out a more basic house and have since changed my mind. Hopefully my plan to do something completely different house wise to the pattern will eventuate.


 I have joined the bottom left hand side of the hexagons. I added single flowers every now and again to use up the leftover hexagons.  While making this, I was reminded of a gardening rule that yellow and red will show up in a garden. I can't quite get over that yellow flower centre. After the papers have been removed that may just get a little embroidery make over.


 I had a bit of fun again with Picasa and made the photo into "1960's style"


Adding my take to this pattern means that I am putting parts of Kainga into the pattern. Today I made the front pathway from scraps of cream fabrics. A veggie patch ,chook yard and clothesline are in the making.


Tough plants are a priority here at Kainga. I purchased this Day lily last year at the local markets and it has been flowering the past week. Rather pleased with the colour as I only had  Yellow ones in the garden.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Happy days.
Bev C

11 comments:

Anthea said...

Wow Bev you are making great progress on your hexagon project, i am sure you will be able to tone down the yellow without too much trouble... I am very interested to follow the progress of this... x

Maria said...

Yes I will also be interested in seeing your progress with your hexie project. I still have not found what I would like to do with my flowers..

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your hexagons are looking lovely and the stitched path is interesting! The lily is a beautiful colour, Wendy

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Bev. Your Day Lilly color is beautiful.. Your Hexie are looking very nice and Yes Picasa is a fun site to be creative with your photos. Good Job. Hugs Judy

Jeanette said...

Your hexie project is looking great. The day lily is beautiful. Hugs,xx. PS: i did end up getting quinces. :)

Fiona said...

I love how your hexie project is sounding and what yoiu have done so far...great path idea...
pretty day lily... I have some maroon ones.. you are welcome to come and find it amongst the weeds!!
Hugz

Julie said...

Love your hexies Bev - they are a favourite of mine. Yes I have day lillies here too & I find they are great value & very hardy. That one you have pictured is a very nice shade. Julie x0x

Lynda said...

I'll be really interested to see how your hexies turn out - it's all looking wonderful.

Karen said...

There is a lot happening with your hexies. It will be interesting to see where you head.
Lovely lily, too.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Cute hexes there Bev...and yes I can spot the yellow LOL! Love that lily...what a gorgeous colour! Happy Sunday to you Bev!

Sally said...

Loving those hexies - a true labour of love - just like a garden I suppose.