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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Thyme

Just two weeks ago everything was brown and ugly in my yard but a little time has made a huge difference!  The Bradford Pear tree is in full bloom...


This one is actually in my neighbor's yard....but mine looks just like it.  This one was easier to take a picture of.  :)

The jonquils are in full bloom....


My herb garden isn't pretty enough to take a picture of though - the perennials are greening up and I have lots to plant.  I stitched up this little Spring Thyme bag to hold my seed packets....


This asparagus fern lived in the garage all winter - didn't it winter well?


The forsythia is blooming, but the Carolina jasmine isn't ready yet.....


And it's a typical March day with the winds blowing and blowing!


I wanted a picture on this tree but the bag kept blowing so far out I couldn't see the stitching.  :)


But finally I caught it in a brief moment of calm!

47 comments:

Mary said...

Marlene, your cross stitched bag is so cute.Just in time for Spring. We don't have anything in bloom yet. I am waiting impatiently.

Mdm Samm said...

ahhh spring is not even here, not a sign of it ...since this white stuff is covering most of our garden..BUT get to enjoy your view.... and your spring thyme..totally cool lol. or springie ( y) well you know

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh I am envious of your blooms. Maybe in a couple of weeks we will have some too.

Needled Mom said...

Look at that beautiful pear tree! The little seed bag is perfect for spring thyme!!

em's scrapbag said...

Love all your spring flowers.

Barb said...

The cross stitch bag is wonderful. So glad spring has finally arrived!

Robin said...

Enjoyed taking a wander in your spring time pictures! Your Spring Thyme bag is so cute and I really like the floss colors you used.

Robin in Virginia

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love all the spring pictures and your Spring Thyme bag is just wonderful.

Людмила Василевская said...

What a wonderful spring! and we still cold ...
embroidery is very beautiful

maria demina said...

Marlene,you Spring Thyme bag is simply beautiful! Very tidy stitching and sewing. And I am happy to know that spring is in full bloom at your place! I miss green grass, flowers and leaves :) Thank you fro sharing your photos!

charlotte said...

Our Bradfords are blooming, the redbuds are beginning ant the daffodils are up in force. Spring definitely happening here too.

creativity amongst chaos said...

So nice to see a bit of spring finally on it's way. We are starting to see the same here, so unseasonably warm for us though. I love this time of year with all of the pretty blooms...and bright colors. Your bag is just the sweetest.

Lesley said...

Wonderful to hear that spring has arrived somewhere in the world. Alas, we are still waiting. Love your bag...perfect stitchery!

Annie said...

That's a great bag to go with your spring gardening. And useful in so many ways.

I suppose we will see spring at some point here as well, but it's not obvious at this point!

Mary Ann said...

Your new Spring bag is lovely!

Ray and Jeanne said...

Thank you so much for the spring pictures! We enjoyed one really nice day and now have more snow! It is wonderful to see your pictures this morning. And I love your bag! ~Jeanne

Ray and Jeanne said...

Thank you so much for the spring pictures! We enjoyed one really nice day and now have more snow! It is wonderful to see your pictures this morning. And I love your bag! ~Jeanne

Vickie said...

Perfect and sweet!
Looks so nice by you. We aren't there yet.

Barbi said...

That tree is stunning!!!!! And that bag is perfect. Well done.

Kristi said...

I love the blossoms of springtime, and your little bag is very cute!

Carol said...

So glad spring has reached your part of the world... I'm still waiting (very impatiently!) here in Pennsylvania :) Your newest spring finish is darling!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Its nice to see signs of spring SOMEWHERE in the world because I think we've been forgotten about! Great job on your bag!

Rosa said...

Great to heard Spring has arrived,I`m still waiting it.Your bag is gorgeous!

Олеся said...

Very beautiful flowers! Very beautiful bag!

Kyle said...

Spring is happening in your neighborhood.

sandra said...

Everything is starting to look like spring in your state. Canada is still cold but snow almost gone.your little cross-
Stitched bag is really sweet.

Preeti said...

Your cross stitch bag is so beautiful :)

marly said...

Flowers. Trees in bloom! I'm anxious to see what made it through our harsh winter. Thanks for the glimpse of things to come!

Tabitha Stitch said...

Красивая весенняя сумочка! Нежность! Красивая природа! С миром Божьим! :-)

Love Bears All Things said...

Same here.....but tonight Winter is making one last stand....
Mama Bear

Irene said...

Qui piove ma i fiori cercano lo stesso di sbocciare, bellissimo il tuo ricamo

Brigitte said...

So great to see the first daffodils and the first tree in full bloom. NO blooming trees around here yet but our garden is full of yellow primroses and the forsythias will take just a couple of days and open up their blooms. I can't wait.
What a great spring bag you made for your seed packages.

Barb said...

Beautiful flowers and tote

Evgesha E said...

Amazing photos! Great job! )))

gloria. said...

thanks for visiting , your blog is very nice.glo

Susanna said...

Ciao Marlene,
beautiful gifts of spring flowering and delicious your handbag.
Nice to have made your acquaintance, now even I am your follower
xxxSusanna

FlourishingPalms said...

Your pictures are so pretty, Marlene! They looks so "midwest" that I could feel and smell the clear air. That blue sky! The pear tree, the forsythia... oh, such a wonderful day for good feelings about life. You're making me miss Iowa a little bit.

butterfly said...

Beautiful garden Spring is here.
Love your stitched bag too, hugs.

Lolly said...

Thank you for visiting,this bag is perfect!

Lolly

Filando Rose e Cuori di Nadia said...

Very very nice.
Good Spring
Hugs Nadia

Caffeine Girl said...

Spring looks wonderful! Just wish it were outside my window. Instead, we're suffering through another bout of rain mixed with snow. I'm not sure I believe in spring any more!

Janet said...

The bag is wonderful and what a great idea! I have my seed packets in plastic bags and small boxes all over the place. One could even put in dividers for the different types of seeds. Lucky you with all the wonderful flowers in bloom.

Annette-California said...

LOVE your bag! And what gorgeous jonquils and herbs! love Annette

Michelle said...

Not so green yet in Iowa, but we are ready for it!

Pondside said...

Lovely to see spring where you are. That tree in full bloom is fabulous!

Nonna Ardelia said...

Your garden is beautiful and your works also. Brava!

Zabawa said...

Марлен, у вас очень красиво! Цветущая груша - сплошной восторг! Сумочка очень мила, удачное применение вышивки.
Удачи Вам, Тоня.