Sunday, August 29, 2010

Finally!

It’s hung! 

Okay, it’s partially my fault because I couldn’t find the ‘perfect’ rod but finally, I did and finally, Mr. PQ  did his thing with the drill and it’s up…and I love it!  My A Primitive Garden quilt finally has a permanent home in our den.

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In order to free up some wall space large enough to accommodate the quilt, we had to do some rearranging of the furniture.  So come along with me and I’ll take you on a little tour.

The quilt is hanging on the wall to the left as you enter the den.

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Then, as we travel clockwise around the room, there’s the outside wall or the one with the window.

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Continuing in a clockwise direction is the wall with the sofa.  This is where I read and do most of my stitching…if I’m not at the kitchen table, i.e.

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Then there’s the last wall that backs onto the hallway.  You can see some things in the corner on the floor that I had to remove from the wall in order to hang the quilt.  Now I need to find a new home for them. 

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And back to where we came in…

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As soon as the weather cools down, we’re going to take the room apart again in order to paint and then I’m going to do some stencilling.

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While we’re at it, follow me into the garden.  The mid summer perennials are in full bloom and it’s very peaceful and quiet…except for the chickadees who keep on reminding me that it’s time I start to fill their feeders.

In the foreground, the red flowers are perennial hibiscus.  When fully open, the blooms are as large as a bread plate.

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Here’s a closer look.  Isn’t it beautiful?

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I think I’ll cut some rudbeckia when we’re done to freshen up my indoor bouquets.  I love these flowers and you can find them in several beds throughout the garden.

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Here’s a new one I started in the Spring from a tiny cutting, surrounded by Datura, or Angel’s Trumpet.

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It’s so peaceful at this time of the morning.  Hummingbirds drink water from the cup and saucer.

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Everything seems to to be waiting for Autumn to arrive…

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With the cooler nights and shorter days.

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Even Mac…who’s just chilling and waiting for the squirrels to waken.

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Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

70 comments:

Marie said...

Beautiful quilt and it looks great in the den.

Cindy said...

A touch of "KAAREN"...thank you so much. I LOVE seeing photos of wonderful bloggers - gives a "touch" of who they are.

And what is really cool is the teacup for the hummingbirds. I LOVE that idea. We have SO many hummingbirds I never thought about a watering place for them, only about feeding them. Thank you for the wonderful idea...and the wonderful slide-show.

Grammee Linda said...

What a sense of pride you must have when you see a piece like that finally at home! What a sweet home too...full of wonderful treasures !!

Your garden is so pretty! I am amazed at how much is still in bloom. Even in years without a severe drought, mine is mostly gone by at this time of year. How nice to have so much color to enjoy still!! Just gorgeous!!!!!

West Side of Straight said...

Beautiful tour of your garden and home! Absolutely love that quilt! It is so beautiful!

Kim D. said...

Beautiful Quilt Kaaren, is this your design? I think I saw a similar pattern at the Long Beach Show a few years ago. Thanks for the lovely tour of your home and garden, it's beautiful!

Sharon Kay said...

The quilt is beautiful and looks wonderful hanging in your den. Your garden is beautiful as well! Thank you for sharing with us!

Annette said...

I LOVE both of your gardens. The one hanging in your den is absolutely amazing! And I always enjoy it when you take us for a walk through your beautiful outdoor garden. So pleasant and peaceful.

Anne Lise said...

Oh, what I wonderful quilt you have made. I love it. But I think it is too much work for me. But congratulations with this quilt.
Lots of other nice pictures in your blog too.
Love from Anne Lise in Norway.

Maria said...

quilt looks beautiful on the wall.
what beautiful gardens. I love the idea of the cup and saucer.

Deb said...

I'm amazed and jealous of you! All of your quilts are beautiful, you're obviously a wonderful cook, your yard and flowers are beautiful, and I didn't see a weed anywhere! HOW DO YOU DO IT?

I also have many flower beds, and ornamental grasses, but when we go for a long time with no rain and temps in the upper 90's it suffers. I have pink and white w/red center hibiscus. They are one of my favorite flowers, but to bad the blooms don't last longer!

Yvette said...

It looks fabulous!! I can't wait to get my kit and start on it.

What a glorious home you have.

Marsha said...

Your home is beautiful and the quilt is perfect for your den! Love the pics of the garden, too. Enjoy your wonderful surroundings!

Quilts And Pieces said...

WOW, it is absolutely beautiful! And I always love your decorating! I want to live in that house!

Taryn said...

The quilt looks lovely on the wall and I can see where you got your inspiration. Your gardens are splendid!

Sewing Junkie said...

I have that pattern. Maybe I need to get it out and relook at it. I have been working room to room to redecorate and your style is very pleasing to the eye. Thanks for sharing the quilt and your welcoming room with us. Chris

Natitxu said...

Realmente maravillosas esas fotos, de tu quilt colgado, para disfrutar de él. Y tu jardín, que maravilla. Besos

Stina said...

Still say it.. want to move in at your house..:O))) The quilt is just wonderful.. and you found a perfect spot!!!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Kaaren, What a wonderful tour. Thank you so much for sharing your peaceful morning with us. Everything was absolutely beautiful...even Mac (but tell him I said he was 'handsome'). I also need to get some feeders out for the chickadees...certainly the most verbal of my feathered friend in the morning, LOL. Thanks again! Hugs...

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh, I forgot to say how lovely your quilt is hanging there. Still breathtaking!!!

julieQ said...

OH, the perfect place! I love this quilt more each time I see it!

Sandi said...

Your home and garden are lovely, thanks for sharing them with us.

I can hardly wait start on my quilt, yours is so inspirational.

Gra said...

I would love to sit on that couch, have a cup of tea with you while watching that beautiful quilt. After the tea we could go for a walk around your garden admiring each one of those plants.
Beautiful place, and love the idea of the cup and saucer!!!!!

Darlene said...

Drop dead gorgeous, Kaaren. The quilt, your home and your gardens. And Sir Mac is adorable. Thank you for sharing.

Mama Pea said...

Looks gorgeous. Your m=home and yard look so comfy and cozy. Awww...Mac is so cute. I miss my little Westie, Chelsea, so much. She died about 10 years ago and I haven't had the heart to get another one yet (have gotten other breeds instead). But I might be ready for another one now. Hubby doesn't want any more small dogs though (he likes them bigger...me, too! I like 'em all!). I'll have to work on that one abit.

Elisabeth said...

Thanks for sharing all these lovely photos with us.

I like your blog :-)

Elisabeth

Joanne said...

I do not know which is prettier ... the flowers or your quilt. Stunning !!!

Teresa said...

It looks like you made the wall just for the quilt - wonderful job. Thanks for the tour of the room and your garden.

Quilt Hollow said...

I always love, love, love a visit to your home even from afar! You are so me! I could just move in and feel perfectly at home you know! If your like me each time you walk into your home it feels like a perfect nest and so comforting. Love it!! The photos in your garden I could only dream of...so I'll just dream of yours again.

Allie said...

How beautiful is that quilt - and it looks right at home in your den, what a gorgeous room! Thanks too for the tour of your garden, I love hibiscus but can't grow even weeds. Just stunning! Love the teacup and saucer, and the paving with the bricks - reminds me of my cousin's storybook cottage, she did much the same. LOVE that.

Karen said...

That is a good place to have your quilt hanging. You did a really good job making the quilt.
I like the prim style Annie you show in one of the photos. Looks like a good size doll.

BubzRugz said...

The quilt is stunning Kaaren and looks wonderful in it's new space. Lovely to see the garden too - I also love the birds coming by... Hugz

Shakerwood said...

Oh how I wish our gardens still looked so nice (or ever did!). Summer flowers end around her much earlier. Dear Hubby is outside as I write this tilling under all of the vegetable garden and getting it ready for next year. The potted plants are at the end of their life and the perennials have seen better days.

And the quilt .....ooohh lala!

Elyte said...

Thank you, I enjoyed the tour. Now you will be able to enjoy the quilt while you sit and sew or read.

Chookyblue...... said...

the quilt looks great hanging on the wall here..........lovely flowers in your garden too.........

Julie said...

there's that gorgeous little man again :) your quilt looks fantastic on the wall kaaren. nice to gaze upon whilst reading or stitching.
your garden is lovely and colourful. is that tea cup attached to the saucer? it must be...LOL

xox

Linda said...

Just lovely Kaaren... Say hi to Mac for me. So cute and all.

Anonymous said...

Your quilt looks wonderful and I really enjoyed the tour of your house and garden. Sandi

pajudie said...

Love your quilt, Kaaren!! And your gardens are beautiful, too. Thanks for the tour -
Judie

Cheryl said...

Kaaren, as always, love your work. The PG garden quilt has always been one of my favorites and your garden is a delight! I have started a crazy wool pincushion. Many of my friends asked me to teach it. Do I have your permission to do so? Thanks for your consideration. By the way...your email button did not work.

Polly said...

Beautiful quilt- really stunning! But I'd take Mac over it anyday!! Polly

WoolenSails said...

It looks beautiful hanging on the wall, along with all of your other beautiful decor. Your gardens are lovely too, you shame me, lol.

Debbie

Pat said...

Kaaren, your quilt,home and gardens are beautiful. My Daisy, also a Westie, lies in wait for the squirrels just like your Mac.

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Your home and gardens are just beautiful!!

jackiero said...

Just beautiful! Love your home, your garden & your puppy :)
Jackie in NC

ozjane said...

I would love to get more than a miniature up on the wall but with my own and my mother's collection of wall items.they are all full.
Just a thought...and I am sure there is a good reason why you have not done it...could that lovely little cabinet sit on the floor at the end of the stool...on on something small to lift if from the floor. You can see I want to see the whole of the lovely quilt. Love those rud......yellow flowers...have never tried them. We are starting Spring this week in Australia.......so I am into all the spring photography.

Susan said...

Hello Kaaren,

I wanted to say how much I loved the quilt you've completed and to see it hanging...just sets the whole quilt off. You can be proud of yourself!!!

You'll be happy to know that the first Raggedy & Friends BOM I had completed the stitching on it, the day after it was uploaded. But I haven't shown you it, because it's in a "paper bag" swap with a group of 7 ladies in our local patchwork group. I'll be getting it back in December and so have no idea what they have added to it and how it will look. A lovely Christmas surprise to come my way and I'll "show you in due time."

I'm now stitching the Huswif Needlecase - but using the green DMC 3362 colour. So when that one is finished, I'll "show you in due time also!!!"

Regards,

Susan

Jenny's Craft Place said...

I love this post Kaaren...please don't ask me to pick a favourite part!! All of it is really beautiful :) Happy crafting, Jenny

Vicki said...

Thanks for the tour and I love love love your quilt :) Its gorgeous!!! I love your garden and your cute little doggie :)

Screen Door said...

I have the blocks done on mine, but have stalled on the borders. I love yours without them. This is what I may do.... great Idea...great time of the year for this beauty.

Stephanie said...

Lovely quilt for a lovely home. I love those big hibiscus. Mac and Abby would really enjoy chasing squirrels together.

Sandy said...

Thanks for the tour- I love the quilt, the decor, AND the garden- it looks so peaceful there.....oh, I love your work! LOL.....

Hope you win some dies for your GO!- this contest business has taken on a life of its own- hope to get a GO! one of these days, Sandy

Cathi said...

Gorgeous quilt in a beautiful setting!
I love the teacup and saucer watering place for the hummingbirds!! Your late summer garden looks beautiful.

Micki said...

I enjoyed seeing a bit of your home and garden!Your garden is magical!
Micki

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Kaaren, it is so beautiful. I just love your home, so warm and inviting.

everythingquilts said...

What a lovely home and garden. I love love love your quilt.

Sherry said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt and your wonderfully cozy den. I always enjoy my visits to your blog. I am working on one of your stitching patterns right now, "bee it ever so humble", I am doing mine in blue thread. Your garden is lovely too. Mine needs some TLC.

Handmade by Mai said...

Beautiful quilt and pitcures

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your yard and home look like they are out of a book. Even the dog looks perfect! Love the quilt's new home, too.

Susan said...

Kaaren, your home is charming and your quilt is beautifully placed. What a nice room to stitch in.

vivi said...

Merci pour cette visite.
Bonne journée.

Wendy B said...

Loved coming for a visit, Kaaren....you have a lovely home! The quilt looks like it was made for its new space too.
The cup and saucer 'birdbath' is an absolute treat! Simply gorgeous Kaaren!
XXsugary hugs Wendy :O)

Karen said...

such a lovely post to read first thing in the am. I enjoyed my walk thru your garden- and feel so at peace. Sitting in your den and marveling at your handiwork makes me KNOW I have to get to my own Prim Garden- very soon. Thank you for sharing your home with me (with all of us who frequent your lovely blog)
Karen

Sue-Anne said...

Your quilt is beautiful Kaaren! Thank you for the tour. You have a beautiful home and your garden is stunning. I have fallen in love with Mac! I wish he could come play with Buddy.

Lori said...

Your PG quilt looks fantastic and deserves to hang in a place of honor!! What a beautiful living room. I have done quite a bit of stencilling about my hosue and love it. It's so easy to paint over if you get tired of it.

Barb said...

I came to your blog via Old Farmhouse Gathering and the tutorial you did. It was great!
So enjoyed your decorating and zucchinni recipe. I will be following your great blog.
Barb
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Cynthia said...

The quilt looks marvelous there. Thanks for sharing such lovely photos and ideas. Our summer has been so hot in Texas that the leaves are dropping off the trees and everything is curling up. How refreshing to see your sumptious garden. Best to you.
Cynthia

marina said...

Looks lovely on the wall Kaaren.
What a beautiful room to sit and stitch. The garden is looking lovely too. Mac is so handsome

quiltermom91 said...

I just LOVE your Primitive Garden Quilt. It looks beautiful hanging on the wall there too. Great Work! Laura

Jackie said...

Your garden is absolutely lovely. and your house is very homely. May i come in for a cup to tea please?

Donna~~ said...

What a lovely home, and an absolutely gorgeous garden--thanks for sharing!