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Friday, September 6, 2013

A Little of What I did on my Computer Vacation...

Hello All!
It is still summer for two more weeks,  and the weather here is lovely!
How are you faring in your corner of our beautiful planet?

Where ever you are, I wish you well.

August was a month of resting for me.
Truly, I rested more than I have in a long time
and it was good : )

There was time for sewing and learning some needlework...

I made this simple night gown...

 and practiced on it with inspiration  and instruction
from Karin Holmberg, through her lovely book...

Karin has also authored this book...


There are a number of stitches I would love to learn,
I have begun on my nightie, just a simple beginner's stitch.

The material is very soft and I am enjoying wearing
these pajamas very much : )

I did get to work on my quilt, but so far I have chosen just to do
the simple lines before I start any getting fancy (lol! Like I know any 
fancy embroidery stitches!)

One day last month I was able to visit a local garden.

This is their newest pond.
So peaceful.
It is called the Virtue Peace Pond,
and it is at Sarah Duke Gardens.

I found this Lotus bud incredibly beautiful....

She is as large as my hand.
Here one of her sisters is
Opening gently...

And another sister opening to her fullest potential!
This trip was an delightful summer pleasure.

Next post I will share a little more of 
what I did on my time off.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!
I appreciated all your kind comemnts and
welcomes back.
Thank you all!
I am enjoying catching up with as many of your blogs that I can.
I am seeing some wonderful things.
Happy Friday night!



June said...

This is so pretty Terri! I love how you spend your time away from the computer :)))
The garden is full of beauty. Your photos are beautiful!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Welcome back, angel!

We missed you- but understand, and are VERY happy you enjoy your creative time away from your pc.

Big hugs. Have a wonderful weekend.


johala said...

Hi Terri
I love these pajamas patterns, they're charming, specially with your embroidery!
Nice garden too!
Hugs and kisses

Unknown said...

Beautiful Terri,
I have been doing needlework also, so relaxing and fun, my favorite TV past time. My favorite is SRE (silk ribbon embroidery) you can create beautiful flowers and grow your own garden on a quilt:) Your night gown look divine and you must love wearing it.
Hugs my dear friend and welcome back:)
Marilou xoxo

earthen-magic said...

...gentle awesomeness! ~ blessed be! ~ dear kindred heart!...(O:

Snap said...

Welcome back. Love all your photos. The pond is especially gorgeous. I remember, way back when, when I sewed my own clothes. I have a small sewing machine that has never been out of the box. So far, no itch to get it out!

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Good morning Terri and I have to say for a beginner the "nightie" looks fabulous!
Those gorgeous flowers are so beautiful and what a lovely pond you have to visit!
The weather here has been cooler than usual and it's expected to rain later today but Fall in upstate New York is fickle and although the leaves have not begun to change yet there is a definite nip in the morning air.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and keep on stitching!

Tina xo

Beedeebabee said...

Hello Sweet Girl! I've missed you Terri, and I'm so happy to see you back. :D The nightgown you made and embellished is adorable. Such pretty stitching! Lovely garden. You took such beautiful photos! xo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving that nightgown you made and the photos are beautiful!!!

Bernideen said...

Your pictures here as so pretty! Love the sewing project too!

karen hess jewelry said...

And yet another talent that is the lovely and talented Terri! Your embroidery is such a beautiful addition to your nightie. I think the lazy days of summer are a perfect time for needlework. What a lovely garden and magnificent blossoms! xoxo

sophie said...

merveilleuse fleur
merci de cette beauté

Holly M said...

This gave me a peaceful exhale. At first I wondered how you could step away from your computer for a whole month. Now I wonder how you came back. The key is balance, I suppose. As with everything.

Edith DUTERTRE said...

hello Terri
une couleur rose
dans les fleurs , la petite chemise
tout est très beau
la broderie aide à nous détendre
et c'est tellement agréable
le jardin est splendide
bonne soirée
edith (iris) France

Frieda Oxenham said...

Sounds and looks like you had a wonderfully productive month. I hugely admire your will power in staying away from online media in this way. I'm sure I would be unable to do so myself. But I can see the benefits of giving yourself a rest from all that ever present demand on your time. I will try and practice by giving myself days free from computer interference. Love those books, by the way!

Marjanne said...

Hi Terri, summer is still going on in France as well...
Your stitches are beautifull and the garden you show is just soooo lovely...

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
What a beautiful garden! It looks so serene. I love your pretty nightie; gorgeous shade and the stitching is very sweet. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.


loudowning54 said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

I love your gown.....It really looks like an heirloom. And has inspired me to try my hand at making one, when I get my sewing machine back from the repair shop. And, the garden pictures are just lovely.

Createology said...

Lovely to see your results of August and taking time for you and some peaceful pursuits. I adore your nightgown with its stitching. Such a lovely pond with beautiful Lotus blossoms. I find our pond to be very peaceful and "reflective". It never ceases to calm me just looking at it. Welcome back dear...

Marfi-topia said...

so happy to see you back!
the lotus is lovely!
your pjs look extra comfy..what a great way to spend your time away.
can't wait to see your next post!!

Linda Kunsman said...

your nightgown is beautiful with that delicate stitching-lovely work Terri! And those lotus blossoms-really gorgeous...

Anonymous said...

Yeah YOU! You made jammies AND did embroidery on the top. I bow to you, sweet Terri! You will be for sure having lovely dreams when you wear them, I'm positive!

Wow, the Lotus are stunning. Each opening is more beautiful than the last one. How I wish we could grow them here!

Glad you are rested and feeling better. Seems a respite is just what the dr ordered!

Love and hugs

sharon said...

Your embroidery is precious and beautiful and just perfect, so light and dainty looking!
I am so happy you got rest and relaxation but I am also happy to see you back, now it feels like blogging again!
I love seeing your trip to the garden, it is wonderful....the lotus are so gorgeous, it must have been a thrill to see, a wondrous memory too!

Veronica Roth said...

Loved this Teri. Loved seeing what you did on your summer vacation. That garden looks stunning. :)

K J D said...

Such a pretty nightgown... learning to sew is something else I'd love to do!

Truly enjoyed the stunning flowers.

Karen x

Jann said...

Stunning photos!

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