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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

close to my heart ♥ ...

When Managing Editor Christine Stephens contacted me a few months ago
 regarding writing an article for my Stitched Hearts, I knew that I would include all the little things that are close to my heart.
The very reason these little hearts were created in the first place ...
to be given
to the one (s) I love
One of my very favourite heart creations
vintage lace, buttons, fabric rosettes & stamped message.
Thank you so much Christine for the opportunity to share my crafts & thoughts.
It is always an honour ♥
My Stitched Hearts article along with directions to make the stitched hearts can be found in the newest Sew Somerset Summer 2014 issue.
garden bunny Beau
as in Beau tiful ♥
he actually walked up to my hubby as he was gardening over the weekend.
we had lots of rain last night
starting late in the evening and continuing all through the night
the peony
are almost ready to open.
we have 2 peony bushes ~ one normally blooms a week or so earlier than the other, but this year, we had to move one of them (the later bloomer) and it looks  as though they are both going to bloom at the same time.
the lilac is still looking
and smelling
amazing
joy at the suet basket
the squirrels left a little bit for the birds :-)
abundance in our garden
a perfusion of flowers & birds
all
close to my heart

20 comments:

Inger Marie said...

Hello Deb:)
So nice heart creations!...and summer feeling in your foto:)
Greetings from Norway:)

Julie Marie said...

Hello Deb... how exciting that your hearts are featured in the new magazine... and no one is more deserving than you!... they are beautiful... Hello Beau Bunny!... what a special garden visitor you have... and I love your Sparrows at the suet... your Peonies and Lilacs are just gorgeous too... and of course I am loving your paintings... hope I can learn from you as I begin to paint now!... beautiful things that are close to your heart... xoxo Julie Marie

rusty duck said...

Love your garden bunny... hope he's not hungry!

La Table De Nana said...

Congratulations!
Love the hearts..
Flowers..bunny etc..
It' s such a beau tiful time of yr:-)

Deb said...

hello Inger marie ~ I was so happy to see you had stopped by ♥ thank you for your visit and kind comment.

Deb said...

thank you so much Julie Marie xo
Happy painting ♥

Deb said...

hello Jessica ~ we have a nice little "bunny banquet" happening in the corner of our garden & since I'm a vegetarian, there are plenty of scraps to keep him happy :-)

Deb said...

hello Monique ~ so much happening in the Spring garden. thank you for your visit & lovely comment ♥

Jeanne said...

Spring and nature are both divine.
Another fabulous posting
I love the photographs.

Love Jeanne♥

Mereknits said...

Well done my friend! I am so excited for you. You deserve it as you are an amazing artist. Beau is Beautiful and I feel he will be featured in many of your posts, and hopefully your paintings.
hugs,
meredith

Lynda said...

Congratulations on having your hearts published, Deb! They're gorgeous! Hope Beau the bunny is behaving himself and not devouring your lovely garden! :)

Deb said...

thank you Jeanne ♥

Deb said...

thank you so much Meredith xo
I had a wonderful bunny as a teenager named Cinders & when ever I paint a rabbit, I think of him ♥

Deb said...

hello Lynda ~ thank you so much ♥ Beau has been good ... I love watching him nibble at the little veg pile we have in a corner of the garden for him.

prairiegirl said...

Wow. Way to go on the magazine article!
I love that rabbit.
And your new banner. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Deb...it's great to be back from our trip and I think I'm actually getting caught up on blogging again. I hope you understand my absence. And what a great thing to hear straight off...a feature!! And you deserve it of course! I love those pretty rosettes.

The bunny is adorable, and that is cute how he's a little fearless! This is the first year I haven't had a few nests in my backyard and I'm grateful. Dogs and bunnies are not a happy combination!

The sparrows are really making my new bird feeder their smorgasbord...sometimes 7-8 at a time crunched together. So much seed on the patio but I sweep it up twice a day and toss it in the grass for the birds and squirrels.

Hope all is well with you and I plan to keep going at a steady pace with visiting! :)

XO,
Jane

Jen Kershner said...

Congratulations! Love your creations! I'm going to check that issue out. It might just be the perfect project to do with a friend. Also, I always love your photos!

Deb said...

thank you lynn ♥

Deb said...

what a lovely trip you had jane! happy to see you stopped by & catching up with your news too xo

Deb said...

thank you jen ♥ I hope you and your friend create these little hearts ~ would love to see them if you do ♥