Summertime flowers

The crafty part of My Yellow Swing has been slow this summer.  Not absent, just slow.  I am working on an after-school kids weaving project for when school starts next month.  I have a little woven pouch pattern that I found on the Internet that can be done on a cardboard loom.  Along with the weaving, the kids will learn to knit an I-cord strap.IMG_2911My sheep tapestry is growing another row of sheep.  I understand sheep legs are not all that exciting.IMG_2907Last week, Pat and I ventured to Tucson and stopped at my LYS, Grandma’s Spinning Wheel where I found this.  I did not participate in Tour de Fleece, but I was inspired by many spinning blogs and knew I needed this roving.IMG_2909So, if you are not into flowers, you can click out now.  Here are my flowers around my house.  White roses….IMG_2895Red Lantana…IMG_2896My barrel cactus has some strange yellow things growing.IMG_2897But the neighbor’s barrel cactus has beautiful orange blooms.IMG_2898I have purple Mexican petunias.IMG_2901Yellow trumpet vines.IMG_2902The Vitex is starting it’s second bloom.IMG_2903Duffy is not impressed.IMG_2906So, everyone stay cool, stay safe, stop and smell the flowers.

See ya,

Sandy O’


About psobrien

Hi, my name is Sandy and I am a retired professional quilter turned fiber artist with my main interest in spinning wool , using natural plants to dye fiber to be used in tapestry weaving. I grew up on a dairy farm in Kentucky, travelled around the world and now make my home in Southeastern Arizona with my husband, Pat and Duffy, our Westiepoo.
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5 Responses to Summertime flowers

  1. Deborah Bonanno-Slaninka says:

    The flowers are beautiful! Nice!
    I love the sheep. The kit for kids, great!
    Wishing you well, Duffy is so cute. Enjoy the rest of summer.

    Deb and Paul and all of the other critters

  2. araignee says:

    Oh, that fiber….oh, those flowers. Just OH!!!!!

  3. Cheryl says:

    I love your sheep tapestry! How fun…new roving! I’m heading to Tucson next week and plan to stop in at all the yarn shops….including the new one. So excited! That barrel cactus is cool!

  4. Nice to see your weaving progress! The fiber looks dreamy-enjoy The flowers are so pretty; we have many of the same blooms but I have never see a vitex! Looks like the butterflies would like it!

  5. Gail says:

    Your messages are always appreciated. Your flowers are gorgeous! My us and belongs to SV Garden Club. You might like to attend sometime. Your weaving is amazing. Love the sheep! See you on Monday! Gail

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