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Thursday, May 28, 2015

June Paper Ladies, with blooms of INSPIRATION....


May is preparing to say goodbye till next year...
and that saddens me as I have enjoyed this month
so much HOWEVER with every passing there is more JOY just around the corner...

Of course there is.....it is all planned that way..
Take this JUNE Paper Lady .....what I had planned for her, took
a spin when I came across a hankie that belonged to my beloved GrandMere...
with all the inspiration from our garden, I knew I just had to incorporate her
into this pattern..


I cut the hankie in half and gathered it with INVISAFIL thread so you could not see any stitches..Absolutely incredible thread , it is so fine and yet so strong and it gathers like a dream....
Well anyway with all the inspiration around me, I thought I would do her in those colours and of course the hankie was the perfect asset. I stitched JUNE Paper Lady in olives cross stitches and satin stitches she just started to come to life...

I have big plans for all of our Paper Ladies but you will have to wait till the end of the year to see where they will end up....

In the meantime, within days our gardens are just full of new blossoms and growth...



Take Charlie here...He did not look too good when we planted him last weekend
and already is bestowing us beautiful blossoms...I think he likes his new home
and we certainly like him...


We had some well needed rain last evening so this morning the Viburnums were in heaven....
they are just starting to lose their petals...soon it will be a blanket of snow...
But we are okay with that ....because hidden between each bush are some peonies...
white ones of course!

This is one of 3 bushes of Bridal Wreath...they are in full bloom now...what a few days
of sunshine and rain does to a garden...


This snow covering was a gift from a very sweet lady and just this morning it 
opened up to these daisy like flowers...aren't they delicate?


Had to laugh at this cardinal he was shaking his head.....
because right below was this blue jay who was fluttering about trying to get some nuts...
he was having a real issue trying to release the nut...
Surprising I got both shots very quickly ....

And yes here are a couple bushes of peonies...it will
be over a week before they open, but we have quite a few 
in our gardens... and they are all white too...


So while I am waiting....I thought I would write up some post cards
to mail off to Russia.....and yes a polka dot pen...I know where is the gingham..?
I have not been able to find one yet....

So thanks for touring with me again today...
I have a few errands to run and a board meeting to prepare for 
so cheerio...






69 comments:

  1. What a beauty !!! She is charming! Adorable! Air and very cute !!!
    Photos are very positive! Thank you!

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    1. Hello Irene...always a treat when you come to visit...thank you for your note

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  2. She is absolutely gorgeous! I love each of images you shared!

    Happy stitching ♥

    Nurdan

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    1. Hello sweet lady...today rest..tomorrow happy stitching resumes :)

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  3. beautiful your little lady and your flowers.glo

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    1. Hello Gloria ...thank you for dropping by for a tour...

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  4. The June lady is absolutely wonderful!
    And I loved the garden pictures too))

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    1. HI Lana...she is my fav so far..your note means a lot...thank you ..

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  5. Samm, I love your garden! Beautiful flowers ^_^ And cardinal is such a cutie!
    Your June Lady is outstanding! I like your color choice (again))))

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    1. Hello sweet Maria....you who has such colour sense..I just tune into what is around me...
      thanks for always being such lovely cheerleader....nice to see you..

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  6. Miss June is sew beautiful in her garden inspired Green and White. Speaking of your garden...Stunning!!! Such a glorious array of green and white...so refreshing. Creative Postcard Bliss...

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    1. HI Sherry...and somehow I knew you would like her...she looks a bit like you...all full of style and grace..

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  7. Your June Lady is gorgeous. Love the use of the handkerchief. Your white garden is so pretty. Never thought of using only one color for my garden. It is amazing.

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    1. Ohhh Mary, hankies can bring so much to our ladies...I suspect many will be gathering some when they see what we are up to next lol...You know about a monochromatic garden...I can't say I have ever saw one...I would love to see one in all pink or yellow or reds....but white...well I have always had an all white garden, never thought of adding colour... lol

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  8. Hallo Samm! Your June lady is very very beautiful!!! And her little dog too:-):-
    And I adore your garden!! So nice nature! So nice pics! Great job!Well done Samm!!
    Hugs
    Aliona Bots

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    1. Hello Elena....thank you so much....your little notes always bring such smiles and appreciation..

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  9. Hi Samm!
    The lady is adorable!
    I fell in love with your garden! It's so beautiful!
    We are going to the airport to be back home, so I think there will be posts in my blog soon, hope to see you there.
    Sweet hugs,
    Olga

    www.artinmess.ru

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    1. Hello Olga...my a couple weeks went so fast for your holiday...I look forward to seeing some of your photos and you again....

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  10. Beautiful June lady and magic garden.
    Nice pics, I really like all of them.

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    1. Hello Fata...thank you for peeking in...how nice to see you again...and we like to think it is magical as it brings about so many wonderful surprises...take this morning a couple hummingbirds came to visit...they are sooooooo tiny and yet so amazingly beautiful...they were like giant fairies lol

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  11. Hallo Samm! Your garden is so beautiful!

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    1. Hello Ola, nice to see you sweet lady....you can come by anytime..

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  12. She is so beautiful, your June lady. And beautiful are all the white blooming bushes in your garden. We also have white peonies but they are not blooming yet, they are just as far as yours.

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    1. Helo Brigitte, ahhh we will be both celebrating peonies...I don't like to rush too much as once the peonies bloom all my viburnums will be gone....

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  13. Aww beautiful June lady :)

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    1. ahhhhh Cucki, where have you been missing you...hope everything is fine....

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  14. Lovely white flowers, you have beautiful garden. And June lady is so elegant!

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    1. Hi sweet lady of colour.....thank you for leaving such a kind note....

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  15. Your June girl is so sophisticated with the little hankie...great idea to give even more meaning to your sweet gal!

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    1. Hello Lesley....I bet you have a mirage of colour in your garden....and hankies who does not have a drawer of hankies out east..Imagine the possibilities..

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  16. Ooh, what a perfect match! Love the movement you createt with the hankie. Really beautiful! And all those beauties in your garden. Thanks for showing us those glimpses! It must be so much more precious in reality! Enjoooy!
    Hugs, Martina

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    1. Hello Martina...well I am sitting here this morning and it is quiet for the birds and the bees....everything is so clean and fresh and I am in awe that Mother Nature blesses us with so much in nature, I am just a caretaker of her garden....and I love that JOB lol so thank you for being so sweet and enjoy the view with me .x

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  17. Abrazos para un fin de semana pura vida!

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    1. ahhh you to Alexa...nice to see you again...how is everything...

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  18. Those postcards are so fun; they are going to love getting one. Your blanket of white is so beautiful. I was just thinking about the snow you had. Happy Spring!

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    1. Well I hope so since I have so many of them lol You know Corrie all that snow did us well...it is what is keeping everything growing as we have had little rain in 3 weeks....the clay held onto all that melted snow....Yes I am happy happy ‘spring lady lol

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  20. Ох, Samm, до чего красива эта девушка! Она потрясающая! Как поется в одной русской песне: Летящей походкой ты вышла из мая...
    Цветы прекрасны, такие нежные, они восхитительны!

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    1. Oh Sweet lady you do say the nicest of things....thank you....I love that you are enjoying the view and our wee hankie lady....it only makes it worthwhile you know if others like what we do...and I always LOVE your creations..

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    2. Oh, Samm, what a beautiful this girl! She's amazing! As sung in one Russian song: Flying gait you came out of the May ...
      Flowers are beautiful, so gentle, they are delicious!

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  21. Your gardens are breathtaking Samm. Those bushes are so beautiful, and so is your cute ground cover with daisy like flowers of course. You have showcased them so well with your pretty pictures. Your June girl is stunning, my favorite so far too! I love the way you incorporated the handkerchief, and how sweet that it was your grandmothers. I am having a time trying to come up with something as charming. Wish me luck sweet lady. xx

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    1. Ohhh Cori....I have to say I am in AWE of this grand garden with the help of Mother Nature of course.....as I have shared...we are just the caretakers of this blanket of white....I managed to sneak back out for a few minutes ( muffin time and a cup of tea) and it is hard not to smile in my heart at this beauty that surrounds us.....whatever is in store for us, I just know I will have a fork in my hand, knowing full well, there is still so much more to come........Ohhh my June lady ..only pretty because you gave her a foundation to design upon...I am so excited to make more and more and more lol

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  22. Hallo Samm,
    Your garden are so Beautiful......Nice pictures!!!

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    1. Thank you sweet lady always a treat to see you

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  23. Samm, your June lady is my favorite. Her colours are so delicate. She goes perfect with your garden in bloom.

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    1. HI Ev...wellll she was certainly inspired by many gems in my garden...did you see the snow covering wink....

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  24. Samm the June paper lady is absolutely the most beautiful one yet - and I've loved them all! Your flowers are so gorgeous....I sat on my deck for a while when I got home and the breeze off the lake was wonderful but even my flowers, neglected though they are, looked great! blessings, marlene

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    1. ahhhh nice that you are home.....and in your own garden...there is no place like home.....
      and I know your fav Paper Ladies...but I knew you would love this one too..it is a sentimental fav of mine too...Wait till you see what I have planned for JULY>...lol.

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  25. Beautiful lady. I love her dress. It looks quite fresh and perfect for spring. :-)

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    1. bonne journée mon ami, un vrai régal de vous revoir , certains délicieuse nouvelles avec vos tulipes de tissu ...

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  26. And I've never seen a bird Cardinal! In our country there is no such bird.

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    1. Hello Elli, I have sent you some links to post of cardinals that frequent our garden all year long...this one is the female ...she is not as bright red as her male counterpart but equally distinctive and cherished...

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    1. Ohhh we will both embrace this dear lady as I know you love them too....soon....today we have lot's of rain which is a vital element to beautiful blossoms very soon...

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  28. Just when I think you can't possibly make a more beautiful piece, you come up with another. I love the addition of the hankie! The white flowers are just stunning!

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    1. ahhhh now that is so nice to hear from you.....I really do like using things from the past to compliment the modern of today....deep wasn;t that lol....I suppose it has a lot to do with the embracing the moment....so thank you for your sweet note...

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    1. thank you so much....always nice to see your note

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    1. thank you, hopefully our goal is getting many of you to join us in stitching up these Paper ladies..they are so addictive and no 2 will ever look the same..

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  31. Your lady of June is really lovely! I love the colors you've chosen, and it is absolutely wonderful, your handkerchief !!!
    All wonderful, as always!
    kisses, see you soon, Dona

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    1. Good Day Dona, are you are sweet lady. always a treat to see your notes...xx

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  32. WoW! That sweet lady ... elegant and chic!
    The colors I like it! ... I love the green ...
    Loredana

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  33. M E R A V I G L I O S A!!!! I love it

    Kiss Giò

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  34. este blog é um tesouro amei conhecer, beijos brasileiros pra ti

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  35. Your June lady is gorgeous.... what a great idea to use that pretty hanky as her skirt :o)
    Your garden looks amazing.... love the idea of the beautiful white flowers - stunning!
    Hugs xx

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