Thursday, 31 May 2012

My Garden


Fine Living: My first thoughts centred around our daughter's wedding, but at that point everything did.  But that wasn't really living, just a happy event.  My other main activity since returning to the UK has involved the garden.  I've been digging and planting, and recently we bought some new outside furniture in the hopes of good weather arriving.  The week after Teri's wedding we had a mini heat wave, and I spent virtually every hour I could outside, reveling in having a proper garden for the first ever time.  So last Sunday, when I was running out of time for this challenge, I finally decided what Fine Living currently means to me.  I designed the piece on Monday, selected fabrics and assembled them on Tuesday and quilted on Wednesday.  Binding was finished at 11 pm last night - deadlines are very useful things!

12 comments:

  1. Brilliant! Love the 'story' behind this piece and your choice of fabrics is superb. Oh, and I like your garden furniture too

    Linda B.

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  2. I know where you are coming from .... speaks volumns. Lovely.

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  3. I really like that you have interpreted something that has meant much to you since relocating to the UK. Love the colour and vibrancy of the wonderful weather you have been having. a really enjoyable piece.

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  4. The cool analogous colour scheme was well chosen. The shading of the chairs makes them dimensional, and the cast shadows on the patio and the building are effective too. I like the way the stitched foliage softens the line between foreground and middle ground. What a lovely retreat you have made for yourselves!

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  5. Well, you certainly deserved the enjoyment of surveying your garden from the patio after all that hard work - first the move back to the UK, then the wedding and all the work in the garden. If it is only half as good as you have represented here, then it is indeed a place for fine living. Good choice of fabrics.

    Hilary

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  6. So evocative Linda. I especially like the shadows of the chairs and the quilting of the patio. I feel like I am there in your garden!

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  7. i love your color palette, shadows make the piece so believable and the quilting pulls it all together. so well done linda - congrats!

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  8. It looks so inviting, and the shadows really do give it a lot of dimension. I hope you will have time now to play with your sewing and your garden. Beautifully executed!

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  9. Really enjoying the many textures and wonderful details Linda(fabulous shadows really make it feel anchored)and I love the roof and tiling. Congrats on your new happy spot and to have captured it so well in this piece. Really love it!

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  10. Linda, as the rhyme goes what happened on Thursday in the life of Solomon Grunday?
    The shadows, colour selection and technique are perfect. Thanks for letting us into your fine living back home

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  11. You didn't miss anything in your garden...even down to the shadows and shading! Excellent! I am impressed!

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  12. Amazing what you can come up with so quickly. The chairs are so well done. Lovely garden spot.

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