Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring and Blackstone Updates

It is beginning to look a little like spring outside here...doesn't feel like it (the temp now at 11:30 in the morning with bright sun is only at 30┬║ and the weatherman just said normal temp for today should be about 50┬║!!) I was out looking around the yard while my daughter was waiting to get on the bus and I found these definite signs of spring...


This first one is of tulips in the front garden just starting to peek through the mulch.


Some daffodils that have survived the road salt through the winter next to the telephone pole by the post box...

And last but in no means least the one that actually got me looking closer for signs of spring...the pretty crocus that I never planted. Not sure if previous owners of our house planted or if a critter left it behind...

Now here's the Blackstone Fantasy Garden update...been working on it when I get a few minutes (while waiting for son to be dismissed from school, in the morning before the kids get up, in the evening after dinner and before my eyes bug out for the night)...I'm amazed at how fast it is coming together


This photo was taken on 3/17 (Happy St Paddy's Day!!)


Now this one was taken this morning and shows the entire project and the following are upclose photos so you can see the detail better.


and I'm definitely liking the addition of the DMC to the Elk Snout- it is definitely helping the ES and not overpowering the other colors (it is in the "tear drop" areas that "point" toward the center square and it will also be used in the center square).







and it is hard to believe I'm almost half way done with the black work!!

Well, until my next entry, get out and enjoy this cold but sunny weather!!

5 comments:

Miss 376 said...

You've made good progress and it's looking great

Libbie said...

Stunning, don't think I would have the patience for blackwork. The ES's look good, just the right balance

DJ said...

Wow! Your blackwork there is just amazing! It's going to be gorgeous when you are finished...almost makes me want to do one! ALMOST LOL *Hugs* DJ

Vicky L said...

It is very stunning, your Blackstone project. I cant believe how cold it has been lately. I want the warm weather. The pictures are lovely.

Ellen said...

It's gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finish.

Hugs