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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Magnolia Tree

Oh, the weather here is just gorgeous!  It's been the warmest March ever and although it feels a bit odd, I'm not complaining!

My Magnolia Tree is blooming.  It smells good and it's beautiful:

When I sit on my deck, this is what I get to see!  My grandmother loved Magnolias.  When I was little, my grandfather planted a Magnolia tree for her outside the picture window in their kitchen.  Grandma was so excited about this tree, that she had a party to celebrate it! 

We bought our house here in early March of 1993.  When we bought it, I had no idea that this tree was a Magnolia.  When it bloomed that first April, I was just thrilled!  It was something to remind me of my grandmother who passed away when I was 14.  Every year when it blooms, I think of her. We almost lost it a few years ago but thankfully, Scott was able to bring it back.

In other news, I finished up stitching on my little basket of kittens:

This design is from my collection of vintage Vogart embroidery patterns.  I love this design and have now stitched it twice!

I have 3 pieces now all ready to sew together which I'm planning on doing over the weekend.  Stop by again to see some new hanging pillows!


Shirley said...

Your Magnolia tree is pretty. I have one outside my living room window that we planted as a baby. The petals are laying on the ground and looked like it had snowed with them because of the winds and rain. I love to look at other people'e embroidery. It is something that I love to do and like you I am always looking for new patterns. Have a great day and enjoy your beautiful weather. We are 48 degrees right now. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

Sandy said...

We had Magnolias in Portland and loved them. Cute kiddies.

Judy S. said...

Cute kitty piece! Would you believe that we had snow again at our house this morning? We definitely should've stayed in Chicago!

Beadwright said...

Wow that tree is in bloom. Very pretty.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Such a beautiful tree! I saw one a couple of days ago that had huge buds. Where we live we rarely see them - they don't seem to survive our winters.

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