Saturday, May 7, 2011

Purple Irises and a beautiful, sunny day in the mountains!

Queen of May

designed by Feathers in the Nest
Jennifer A Dalenberg, designer

copyright 2011
freebie for this weekend only!

I woke up this morning and my usual hot tea and stumbled in the kitchen to find that Miss Abigail had left me this!!!

Yes, she got an extra treat too. LOL

It is the most beautiful, sunny day here in the North Georgia mountains and I snapped a few pics for you this morning and also started graphing out by inspiration 3 Irises. There is special meaning in the sampler and I hope you enjoy. Choose your colors of choice. I probably will use Gentle Art Purple Iris (dark purple), CC Purple Toile (for medium purple) and CC Heatherleigh for lighter purple. CC Finley Gold for the key, crowne and inner flower and Cross. Gentle Art Avocado for the green. However, use your imagination with the colors! I haven't pulled the colors so you choose what best fills your pallette!

The initials VG are for Van Gogh, who is a favorite artist and of course his Irises he painted was in 1889.
I put my initials and also 3 Irises, one for each of my children. Two on Earth, one in Heaven. I was very blessed to have them.

I wish I did more in our yard/woods up to the house but I honestly do not. I think I  will have a bit more time in the future to try to surpass the fear of snakes; and things grow wild around here.

My roses need so much care. I have a climbing pink rose that is close to the porch.

Pink is my favorite color and these roses have done very well, without much tending at all.

A rose bud spells promise.

Everything is lush and green here with all the rains, moderate to cool temps and sunshine.

Violets grow like weeds here and they are everywhere. They really have kinda pushed out the Iris's we do have in the yard. I wanted to get a few pics of them in peak bloom but I was a bit too late!  However, I hope that a few more will bloom.
Some years they don't bloom at all. And this is the first year in several that we have seen them bloom!
They are a beautiful purple and give such inspiration.

Our seasonal view of the mountains is coming to a close by the thick, green leaves filling in.
However, we can always have a glimpse at the pond below and the water is very tranquil.

If I could pick one to send to everyone, I would and this one is for you!

Till later,


  1. What a lovely piece you've created Jennifer! Love the flowers from Abbie and all the wonderful pics around your home. Thanks for sharing!

    Wishing you a blessed Mother's Day!

  2. Thank you for the beautiful rose, its just wonderful and for the free chart. I think I shall do it for my sisters birthday whose name is Iris. Very appropriate I think lol

  3. Thank you dear Jennifer and thanks
    also for the lovely freebie!
    Have a Happy Mother's Day!

  4. Thanks for "picking" the beautiful rose for me! Happy Mother's Day

  5. Thanks for the chart! My iris have been so pretty this year! I will have to stitch this chart as a reminder of their beauty!

    Hope your Mother's Day is wonderful! Abby sure was nice to leave you those flowers!

  6. What a lovely design. Thank you. x

  7. Thanks for the pretty design Jennifer, and the Rose, how thoughtful.
    Abbie did great with the flowers!!
    Great pics of the country around you.
    Pat-pat for Abbie.

  8. I love the flowers that Abbie left for you. How beautiful! I also love the sampler. The Iris' are beautiful and the number 3 is special to me too, two children here and one in Heaven. I will have to stitch this one needle is going to have to fly to keep up....still working on A Princess Moment and loving that too. Happy Mother's Day.

  9. Thank you so much for the beautiful rose and cross stitch! That little Abbie girl is quite the little sneak a roo! Gone to get flowers for you and you didn't even know. She loves her mamma! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend and mother's day!

  10. I knew she'd leave you something sweet for Mother's Day. Enjoy.

  11. Jennifer thank you for the beautiful freebie. I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day.. Abbie did a good job with the flowers they are beautiful! Pat

  12. Lovely pics. The pond is beautiful. Your roses are gorgeous. I love roses!!

  13. You live in a beautiful place. Thanks for the pics.

  14. Thanks for sharing the lovely chart! Abbie is such a sweet little girl for give you such nice flowers on Mother's Day!


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