Friday, February 10, 2012

Today's Sunny Pieces




A beautiful red zinnia, the same one Miss E snapped a few days ago. Buying a packet of zinnia seeds in spring has been one of the best garden decisions I've made.




A  little moth with one set of wings which sit horizontally and another which stand vertically.








 This Blue Triangle Butterfly was very busy, hardly landing at all.




 Sunshine for a mother's heart is seeing her children developing new skills and seeing their satisfaction.
The sewing machine was in demand this afternoon.







Miss V with her cushion cover and Miss E with the cushion she made with a left over piece of fabric (no photos of her at the machine as I was closely helping).

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34 comments:

Giga said...

No to masz dwie dodatkowe, oprócz Ciebie, zdolne krawcowe w domu :-). Cynia ma piękny kolor, a zdjęcia z motylem są śliczne. Pozdrawiam cieplutko. *** So you have two more, besides you, able dressmakers at home :-). Zinnia is a beautiful color, and pictures of butterflies are beautiful. Yours warm.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

My four older daughters can also sew a little, some keener than others.

MarieHarmony said...

Fabulous Cushions! Your little ones did a great job (Time for me to try my hand at sewing!)
Love as always your beautiful flowers and butterflies

eileeninmd said...

I just love your zinnia, it is one of my favorite flowers. Love the butterflies too, they are so pretty. Your little girls are adorable. Wonderful series of photos. Have a great weekend!

Joyful said...

Beautiful flowers! Well done to your darling daughters, They are getting an early start to a very good skill.

Danelle said...

I love zinnias! And sewing is such a wonderful skill to learn. I wish I would have paid more attention when my mom tried to teach me.

Joop Zand said...

Nice and colorful pictures Karen....these girls are cute.

Greetings, Joop

LadyD said...

Lovely girls in blue jeans with their brightly colored pillows. You must be so proud! I coudn't agree with you more; zinnias are easy and fun!

Liz said...

Gorgeous Zinnea and your Duranta looks much greener than ours. Great capture of the Blue Triangle butterfly!
I had a wonderful time capturing numerous dragonflies this week out in the Redlands, which I posted on for a Wednesday link up.
Your girls are very clever. Miss V and Miss E made some lovely cushions... great teaching, well done Mum!!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow, your photos are beyond being beautiful!

i adore them!

happy weekend!

LynCC said...

What pretty little cushions! I have loved your blog and enjoyed the beautiful images, so I had to choose you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

http://whatahootquilts.blogspot.com/2012/02/loving-versatile-blogger-award.html

Amanda said...

Beautiful Photos!!!

Nayana said...

they r indeed getting from her talented mother:) All the photos are lovely .......

Rosemary said...

What a beautiful butterfly! It's wonderful of you to teach your children to sew, an important skill that many people overlook.

cris photos said...

Estou encantada com estas fotos , a terceira com a borboleta azul está maravilhosa. E estas meninas tão lindas.

Um belo final de semana, beijos.

Deanna said...

Love zinnia's, such a beautiful old fashioned flower. And that blue and brown butterfly...oh my!! So lovely that your girls enjoy sewing, almost a lost art. I always sewed my children's clothing when they were young.

Jeanne said...

better close help than having a finger sewn to the cushion. That did happen to me a long time ago. Your kids have a fabulous mother... hope you know what a rich heritage you are giving them. the zinnias are gorgeos. and just got some of those seeds my self for the coming season. Love that butterfly too!

Chelsea said...

Beautiful pictures! So cool that you're teaching your girls to sew...I've been in desperate need of a sewing machine lately, but it's not gonna happen I don't think!

Nadege, said...

I love the little pillows, they have both done a great job. My daughter can't even saw a button on !!!.

Seeing Each Day said...

That third shot is glorious - the colours, the depth of field and most of all the movement of the butterfly. And your youngest people are sewing!! - I think I would really like to spend a day in your house, I expect I'd learn lots.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Fantastic picutres! I like the butterfly pictures.
Your daughter is great!
Greetings
Angela

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Great shots of the butterflies!
Have a nice weekend
Yvonne & Raphael

forgetmenot said...

So nice to see some lovely and colorful photos--it is drab and gray here right now. Your daughters are absolutely adorable. Mickie :)

Karin M. said...

Fantastic photos as always ...
I really like the zinnia.
Best regards, Karin

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

stopping by to say hi and thanks so much for the follow.

following you right back!

happy weekend!
xx

Linda R said...

That is so wonderful that you are teaching your girls to sew. That will bring them years of enjoyment. I taught my daughter and she loves it!!

Such gorgeous photos once again. I love seeing your butterfly shots..

Hugs, Linda

geanina said...

these girls are very cute :). nice work...

Mark said...

great shot of the Blue Triangle BF, so many about at the moment. Enjoy your Sunday Karen.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Beautiful series of shots... I especially like the first butterfly shot! Will you consider entering it in my 'Weekly Top Shot' meme? We're on Week #17 and I'd love to see you share with me and my readers! Here's this weeks' link: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=6220

Isabelle said...

Lovely to see how gifted they are!
The second photograph of the blue triangle butterfly is just so beautiful... I really like it :)

Pat said...

I love the picture of your little girls with their pillows. They are so clever.

Art said...

Absolutely breathtaking, marvellous set of photos!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes

Cathy said...

Pieces of sunshine do follow you everywhere. I especially loved your little maidens sewing.

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