Sunday, June 21, 2009

Strawberry Summer

Happy Summer Solstice!
Happy Father's Day!
One of my joys of Summer is my strawberry patch. It's not very big - about the size of a twin bed, but it makes me very happy. I love watching for the first flowers. Watching the tiny fruit grow. Watching them slowly ripen and waiting for that first sweet taste.

Don't you love this sweet antique bowl? My grandmother had one just like it. She would have my sister or I mix an egg with the coffee grounds in it before putting the coffee in the percolator. My sister was overjoyed to have the bowl after grandma and grandpa passed - complete with all the memories it held. But it bothered her that I didn't have it (it didn't bother me - I was so happy that she had it :) but that is just how we are...) One day she was in an antique store and found a twin and bought it for me - wasn't that sweet?! Now we both have Grandma's bowl.

As soon as strawberry season begins, I find myself being inspired to create strawberries with needle and thread. Each year I doing something a little different. The Need'l Love Thread books provide lots of inspiration.

This year I thought I would try something different:

A bunch of berries made of antique fabrics

and a single berry, too.

Wishing you a summer filled with simple pleasures!
Be sure to watch for my next post and my first give-away! I'm celebrating my first anniversary blogging and my first anniversary with TDIPT.
Blessings, Patti


primitivebettys said...

Awesome strawberries! Makes me drool! ;)



Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

I'm definitely doing something wrong with my strawberries! Yours are looking so lovely and healthy...I think I only got about 3 berries so far. It must be those bunnies.

Patti I love all your needlework also...especially the one with all the strawberries in the vase. You do wonderful work. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Hugs and blessings ~ Jenn

fiddlestixstudios said...

Your needlework is pure perfection,Patti!Every single thing you do is just stunning!Your Strawberry patch is beautiful,about the same size as ours,but they provide plenty of berries,don't they?!!!

Cookie said...

what can i say but YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY !!!

not only the fruit you grow, but the lovelies that you create as well.

I almost can feel the juice dripping down my chin right now ♥

Dogpatch Primitives said...

oh Patti, your Strawberries and sweet little strawberry patch are beautiful, as is the lovely antique bowl, and the wonderful handmades they've inspired you to create!

Debra said...

Thoose strawberries are so wonderful!
I am going to have to try my hand at some!

Suzanne said...

Yummy strawberries! Including the inedible your needlework!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Your strawberries look great! The last several Freebie Fridays on my blog have been dedicated to strawberries, just seemed right:)

I've enjoyed reading your blog and will be back.