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Thursday, May 16, 2019

That In Between Place ...

Hello my dear friends,

I have just finished a custom order for a Spring bunny that is embroidered with dandelions and needed another something little to keep me happy and busy other than renovating my younger daughter's room or working in our garden.

I am so smitten with dandelions right now!
 Not with the kind that does grow in my lawn but the ones that grow in my studio. I just had to do more with them so I did.

You know when the dandelion is in that in between place? When the lushes yellow flowers slowly transforms into the "blowy' flowers but isn't quite there yet. It is that flower, that I have worked on and in my eyes, I think that I have succeeded creating it. It is this off-white fluffy flower that is tightly wrapped in a short of green 'skirt' just before it pops open and becomes this perfectly shaped sphere made up of hundreds of tiny seeds, all of them just waiting for that breeze of wind to take them away.

I had some beautiful soft and fluffy mohair yarn/wool, in a off-white color my old tin trunk which was perfect for what I wanted to use it for. It didn't take me too long and my first little fluffy flower was done.

And this is my first attempt!

 I am very happy with it because it turned out just the way I hoped it would.

I don't think that my pictures don't do this little flower justice really, it is just so lovely with it's little sari silk leaves.

 I am working on a few new pieces and one or two will be with this little flower. I hope I will be able to share with all of you in the next few days. Embroidering like this seems to be my newest favorite way to be creative. It is so relaxing and brings me so much joy too. You should try it maybe too! You never know what you might be able to create and enjoy until you try it out.

Last but not least before I end this post ...

A few days ago I was able to capture a beautiful tiny creature with my camera.


A tiny humming bird resting in a bush after visiting every flower a blooming bush in our garden.
My photos are a little blurry. I took them in a hurry through our dining room window but I am sure you can how beautiful this tiny feathered being is.

It was so nice of you to stop by and visit me here today and do come back some time again.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. My goodness that is a perfect flower puff...waiting for someone to softly blow on it.

  2. You captured it perfectly. Just magical.

  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. Love your gorgeous dandelion. So many good memories of them, with my sons little gifts to put in water. We love humming birds and these photos are perfect.

  4. That is just super cute Karen. I love how you embroider things onto your special crafts. Just makes them that more special and unique.
    Happy Weekend.

  5. This new embroidery is stunning you really captured a dandelion!!!

  6. Oh, lucky you to get a chance to photograph a hummer! They so rarely sit still and it's hard to get a good photo. And your dand-E-lion is the best kind of all - it can't re-seed!!

  7. Hi Karen~ I am smitten with the dandelions! They are beautiful! Thank you for also sharing you 'processes' with us; I always appreciate that! Love your work~ The hummingbird shots are awesome! Hugs to you, karen o

  8. Your bunny is great Karen and the birds are sooooo beautiful!

    Hugs Ines♥