Saturday, March 31, 2007

Color Pictures ...oin doll for March

Alice in Wonderland ...Cheshire Cat ....Bag, pin doll and book...The month of March theme was Alice in Wonderland. I had already done the White Rabbit and Alice to death so thought, well, I will do the Cheshire Cat! I always enjoy the creativity of this group, there are lots and lots, well, I would say almost every gal in this group has a talent, I always enjoy the themes that they come up with,.. My April theme and partner is Kerry and the theme is umbrellas...parasols? I have already started to digitize the panels for her. This one is open to loads of creative ideas.....luv this group. Well, not much happening in bumblebee Lane, I am finished with Easter and this week will enjoy the preparations for a nice dinner. Then, I am off again for another commission, this one is also a nice fun one, It is for a tea shop in France, and it is the entire table set.....just waiting for the materials to come UPS....Don't you just gotta luv all them UPS people? They always make your day! Rain or shine....a package is fun!
That's it from Sierras Creations on this Saturday night...Have yourself a wonderful Sunday and
remember Silvery Moonbeams to watch over you....Sierra

Silvery Moonbeams to Watch over you and yours!

Pin Doll for Lisa

Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland ....The large Cheshire cat is an embroidered design on a bag. The little face in the left is the actual pin made for Lisa, and a copy of the book Alice in Wonderland is on its way through the post to Lisa in California. She was my partner in pin doll alley.. When she actually tells me that she has the package, Will show in color.......This cat is a riot.


Monday, March 26, 2007

Chinese Wisteria & lilacs

Chinese Wisteria! The fragrance in the evening is unbelievable! My Arizona room is like an angels haven! The tree next to the Wisteria is a Plume tree and its fragrance when in bloom is another mixture of fragrance notes that heaven has sent to me. This particular vine when we moved into this home was already in a very poor sight, as the previous home owners had cut the vine level with the ground. As the stock of the plant was as thick as a fist, I knew it just needed some luv and lots of water...For over 6 years year end and year out it gave me stunning foliage....But! not one floral bloom. Two years ago a girl on line told me to go and start hacking down the foliage and talk as mean to this vine as I could telling the vine that if it did not give me a bloom...well, it had seen its last summer!
I went out and I really laid on the harsh words as I cut and trimmed this vine back to almost nothing....The next spring I was rewarded with a few short fonds but could tell it was really trying, I again come this fall cut down and told this vine that it had to do better, the neighbor on the other side was also hacking as it was trying to grow away from my harshness over and into his roof! lol, SO Rich let this vine have it from his side....Well, as you can see the poor beautiful Chinese Wisteria just decided to cooperate this year and the fragrance and beauty of this years blooms is totally unbelievable! I have loads of other tails regarding my gardens, the lilac blooms are another story, as Mike my hubby sent away for a lilac bush many years ago, It came in a 3X6 envelope....a stick....The blooms you see pictured took about 10 years but this year the color and beauty have rewarded me from this little stick. I await the lavenders to appear, as they are from seeds...the most prized of my lavenders is a White Lavender....Will show picture rs when she is in bloom.
As always Silvery Moonbeams to watch over you and yours.....Sierra

Silvery Moonbeams to Watch over you and Yours.

Lady Banes Roses

Lady Banes in Arizona we have a very early Spring. This is a rose bush called Lady Banes getting ready to bust open. The original cuttings came from back east and as the settlers made a homestead one of the women planted the original Lady Banes in from of the library in Tombstone, Tombstone is about a 30 minute ride from center of Sierra Vista, and this rose cutting came from that rose bush, each year the library start cuttings and have a plant sale and you can get a Little stick in a coffee cup and from that $1.00 little branch....came this plant. You can see the Lady Banes all over Arizona and it was due to the caring and loving hands of the pioneer women who cared enough to bring her rose with her....They are beautiful and the rose stays every green here even in our winters.'
As you can tell, little sewing has been going on, but as soon as I can I start to tend to my garden, so in the next days I will share with you the beauty of the desert. If, I may. I do promise to get back inside of my studio and start creating but, for now please enjoy my gardens. AS always, Silvery Moonbeams to watch over you and yours, Sierra

Friday, March 23, 2007

Sign In SIgn Out SIgn in ....

Say Hello to Miss Bunny....Hide your eyes if your under 18! I mean it .....She is shy....and

awaiting to get her arms and legs attached..... I found this company

in Creative Magazine and their designer is just glorious. You can actually see the bone

structure as your stitch. SO, If, your interested in a really glorious design for details and

structure.....get moving in that direction. They also offer some nice samples for your stitching.

While your there

say hello to Olga and tell her Sierra sent you.

This beautiful design is on its way to becoming a purse, clutch....Her face is such a wonderful bone structure. This embroidery design is from Olga of :

What has the world been up too since I have not been blogging?

Looks like some have taken a little holiday...Like Me!

I have still been creating but, had other things to tend too this past week or so.

I have been playing around with shading on faces....I also have been working on my Bunny Gal..
Everything here in Arizona is in full blooms, roses budding, Plum tree in bloom...grass needs cutting ...Again! and my Wisteria bloomed this year!
SO, all is heading toward Spring....some of you have still with the ice and snow....hold on it will pass....and your flip flops will be about.
I have a set of new designs for a tea service that is awaiting so, till next time....Silvery Moonbeams to watch over you.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Shamrocks and Gardens

The weather here in Arizona is just like Spring/Summer. I put the cooler on yesterday and worked out most of the day in the garden and cut grass and feed the Willow tree. An order of black dye came in from a Pond Supplier and so now we dye the water so that it will retard the early spring growth.'

I try and get out early in the mornings as the afternoons here in Arizona are so very hot.

I am working on Easter Hats and Bunny faces and Shamrock laces for Bumblebee Lane. Speaking of bees....They are so very busy in the large pond. I will be posting purses later mid week and in general just trying to catch up.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Aponogeton Distachyos ...or...water hawthorn

This little tiny joy was found in my largest of ponds several days ago. It is a tremendous act of patients on my part.
The little story behind this Vanilla scented beauty is years in making and seconds in telling.
Around 5 years ago a dear friend at that time, and I purchased a water Hawthorn from a water dealer. I lost track of my dear water friends and each year was reminded of her by the three or four think light yellow leaves that always appeared in mid winter when all of the other water plants lie dormant awaiting for the brilliant sun here in Arizona.
This marks the 5Th year of the think light green leaves that appeared, only this year there were around 10 thin light Green leaves to enhance the black dye water (black dye retards the algae of spring growth) Standing very proud several days ago was the little gem you see in the picture! She is a darling, A true test of a gardener's patients.! So, I would like to present to you....Miss Aponogeton Distachyos to you in all of her glory. Now if I can find my dear friend (at the time)'s web sight, I would love to show her and ask her how her plant did?

She has a fragrance of Vanilla .....Now, fingers crossed next year 2 blooms will appear.

Now, to keep checking the Wisteria Vine! lol

As always, Silvery Moonbeams to Watch over you.


Monday, March 5, 2007

March 5th, 2007

Cheshire Cat ...Little Pin that I just finished for a partner in Pin Doll Alley. Been really working on my Bunny Face for Natalie Handmade Class called You were expecting the Easter Bunny?
Also had time to stitch out a purse flap and an Iris Bookmark that turned out also pretty nicely.
Other then that, and feeling tired? Things could not be better. Here in Arizona my Willow tree is starting to show a lime green little leaf, the Cherry (Plum) trees are in full bloom, as the evenings are still rather cool, the temperature in the morning and afternoons are running around 60, but the sun keeps it nice. We are approaching Spring here. although I can remember an Easter Morning a few years back we had snow....Thats it for now...AS always SIlvery Moonbeams to watch over you...Sierra