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Sunday, March 8, 2015



Happy International Women's Day.

Giant Russian  Sunflower.

 Sunflowers make me happy. This is what greets you as you walk in the back gate. Took this photo very late in January. It is now drying on the stem.

 I joined in Friday Night with Friends on Friday, during the morning I finished a recipe/journal book cover.
Will show the front another time. All I can say at this time that a little bit of recycling was done on the front cover.

 Whilst watching the Doctor Blake Mysteries in the evening I did a little bit of stitching on a cross stitch.

Thanks Cheryll for hosting Friday Night with Friends.

Have a great week.

Happy days.
Bev C


Anthea said...

What a great cross stitch design Bev! Love your sunflower, I should try growing them...

Christine M said...

What a gorgeous sunflower. I keep meaning to plant some sunflower seeds but just never seem to get around to it. Your cross stitching is coming along nicely.

barb's creations said...

Cute cross stitch, we also had sunflowers at my work that the children planted in the garden :) Barb.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Happy International Women's Day to you too :-)

Terri said...

I always love seeing your giant sunflowers! Definitely need to remember to plant some seeds this spring. Love your recipe cover, especially that stitching on the inside flaps. Happy day, my friend!

Jeanette said...

Love the sunflower. So cheery. Cute cross stitch. Hugs,xx

Kim said...

One couldn't help but walk through your back gate with a smile on one's dial at the sight of that big, happy flower. Aren't Sunflowers the happiest of all. Very cool cross stitch and your journal cover is looking lovely.

marina said...

sunflowers are such happy flowers, love that bee caught midflight.
lovely cover and that cross stitch is so cute.

Fiona said...

sunflowers are such happy flowers.... love your cross stitch and great idea for the journal cover...looking forward to the reveal of the front!

Mrs Knitaddict said...

I adore your Sunflower Bev and your cross stitch.
The pretty Quilt for Jacob and all the things you tell about him.
Those watermelons the perfect fruits for summer! All about your Blog is very inspiring for me.
I was sorry to be away so long.
Happy Woman's Day!

Julie said...

Beautiful Sunflower there Bev - they are one of my absolute favourite flowers & always make me smile. Gosh I think you achieved LOTS of x-stitching that evening.

Janet said...

That is a really cute cross stitch! I love sunflowers, but mine seldom get very big.

kiwikid said...

Love the sunflower, can you eat the seeds when they are dry? Or do you keep them to plant next year? Your journal cover is looking lovely as is your cross stitch.

Lin said...

What a beautiful huge sunflower! They are so lovely and it looks amazing when you get a field full of them. Miss Mary has very exciting hair! I presume there is more to the verse yet to be revealed? xx

Aida said...

Hi Bev, love sunflowers! So welcoming, bright and happy.
I will definitely grow them this year.
Hope you are enjoying the rest of the warm weather.


Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
Beautiful Sunflower. Yes, those make me smile too.
Wonderful finished projects. : )
What an adorable cross stitch. Love the hair on her.
Have a wonderful day.
Bobbie Lynn

Maria said...

LOL Love that Cross stitch...

Karen S said...

I think sunflowers have to be one of my favourite flowers. They always bring a smile to my face.
Lovely work with the book cover and that cross stitch is good fun!

Anonymous said...

You really make full use of that embroidery machine! I'm very impressed with all the things you do with it!