Monday, July 6, 2009

June 2009 Peas and Strawberries

It has been an interesting experience coming up with a theme each month for this project. I now have 10 squares completed and I find that I don't really pre-plan too much. Every month is a different time and mood. June is all about peas and strawberries from our garden. They don't last long, so you have to enjoy them while you can, or freeze them. We have snow peas, sugar snap peas and garden peas, so picking has been an every other day event.

I'm lucky to live where we can have a big garden, and to have a husband who likes to do most of the work in the vegetable garden. I'm in charge of the flower beds, and they are rather out of control this year. I look at pictures from a couple of years ago and wonder where all those huge plants came from. They aren't the dainty, neatly separated plantings I intended. When you have something in the garden that is easy to grow (daylilies, phlox, coneflowers, sedum, etc.) they develop a mind of their own. One of these days.


Robin said...

Your pieces will look so nice all together, Margaret... Like a calendar and diary combined... the colors are so vibrant and you'll be showcasing quite a lovely collection of lampwork beads. Bravo for already finishing your 10th piece for the year!!! Robin A.

pam T said...

O I love that strawberry and pea pod bead!!! very cool! I do love your pieces, like Robin said, a journal of the year with favorite memories you can see. Looking forward to seeing more work for the next BJP!

KV said...

This is just delightful, Margaret!

Kathy V in NM

pam ehlers stec said...

This is wonderful, Margaret. I'm crazy about peas and I love that fabulous peapod bead.

Marty S said...

Oh, yum! Very nice.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader