Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Poppies Have Popped

Yesterday, the poppies started to bloom.  It took me a long time to figure out where to put them.  A few years ago, I put them in the south bed next to a ground rose.  The rose wasn't doing so hot either but, together, they are quite a team.  The rose likes being in the shade of the poppy.  It won't bloom for a month yet but, it has a ton of buds.
 The first year, after I transplanted it, it had one pod.  Miraculously, it opened one morning.  I was so excited!  I called the family.  They all came running.  Our old big dog was out at the same time I called them.  As he was walking by the flower, HE JUST BIT IT OFF!!!!  He then kind of just spit it out.  
 I didn't know whether to laugh, cry or kill him.  
I just love them.  They are perfect.   
 It is really too bad that they don't last longer.  
They always kind of die back and look like they could rebloom but, never do.  
The ladies of Twisted Sisters bead shop just came back from the Bead Show in Milwaukee and brought back some dandy new things.  I had to stop and check it out.  Katy strongly recommended I stop in and check it out.  The top three strands are Katy's and the bottom three are mine.  They are really fun and whimsical.
These beads are very cool.  I did make my brights into a bracelet today.  I didn't use the yellow beads because it would have been too long.  The pictures don't really capture all the life and shine.

 I finished my Threadworks Primitives Happy 4th.  Tight squeeze but, it'll work.  I'm hoping to have the time to finish it into a pinkeep.  I have so many things to finish I'm going to try and take a week off from work and finish things if I can.  I need to see how much time I have accrued.  Bob can't usually take any time off in the summer since it is his busiest time.
Hope you all have been having a good week.  Thank you for the wonderful comments.  I really enjoy them!  

Have a great weekend.  It is suppose to be very humid and kind of on the warm side.  
Keep on Stitching!


  1. Beautiful flowers, fun beads and cute finish!

  2. Pretty gardens.

    I love your finish. That is a favorite pattern of mine.


  3. Beautiful poppies, Monica. Oh yes, my Rosie has a "thing" for biting flowers too....bad dog.

    The beads are eye colorful and pretty.
    Your finish looks great. I did mine and it's waiting for a finish.
    Why is it so hard to find the time to finish when we have time to stitch one thing after the other?

    Enjoy your weekend

  4. The poppies are brilliant...but obviously not tasty, LOL

    Cute stitching finish!

  5. Beautiful poppies! Love your finish too!

  6. Beautiful Poppies.
    Oh that darn dog! :o)

    The beads are very cute and I love Happy Fourth. Can't wait to see it all finished into a pinkeep.