Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February's Give-Away Apron and an Update on our Home...

February is a short month and I didn't want anymore time to slip away before I put up the apron I've made for the Give-Away.  I guess I could have found red fabric, but these Dahlias just spoke to me in honor of my Grandma Gladys.

She grew prize-winning Dahlias and had a garden of these on the other side of the garage.  It's a tuberous plant related to the sunflower, chrysanthemum, daisy, and zinnia.  Her's were beautiful and the summer after she passed away, they never came up again; my mother would say, Grandma took them with her to the Garden Club in Heaven!

I've grown Dahlias, but none so beautiful as her varieties, and I've created them in paper to keep long-lasting memories of time spent in her garden.
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Next, I want to share the progress of our home, which thanks to KariAnn at Thistlewood Farms, I was able to create a "watercolor" with the new App she posted about today--Waterlogue!

The front door is in and all the windows...and everything is framed inside.  I actually got to walk inside last Friday with the builder to tweak a few things.  Tomorrow, I go to pin-point the plumbing:-D  It gets more exciting every day as the progress continues.

My apologies for not baking...but the apron could not wait! Enjoy!

29 comments:

  1. I am excited for your home progress...and a lovely apron I too love dahlias...isn't it neat how something as simple as a flower on fabric can evoke so many memories...have a great evening hugs lil raggedy Angie

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  2. lovely new house , can't wait till you show finished pictures

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  3. Lovely memories to share, and wonderful recipes. Thank you.

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  4. LOVE the watercolor view of your dream house. Susan dear, did Timber Press send out your Beatrix Potter book? I have been wondering.

    I love seeing your apron of the month and I love seeing the progress of your dream home.

    Sending love across the miles,

    Sharon

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    1. I have not received the book--could it had been sent to my old address?

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  5. Your home is looking wonderful, bet you are more than excited!!! I too have loved dahlias, the blossoms last for a good many days and so beautiful .

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    1. I hope to plant Dahlias in my new gardens, but I'm going to miss seeing all the varieties at the Farmer's Market in Seattle! XOXO

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  6. Love this apron. What pretty fabric. I know it is exciting to watch your new home coming along! Hugs!!

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  7. Love the painting of your home, hope to see more as you go along

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  8. The house is looking so good!

    The apron and the dahlia story is pretty cool! I love dahlias.

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  9. Love the dahlia fabric you used for the apron! Beautiful colors!
    The house looks amazing.... lots of room for your crafty endeavors and a big kitchen too! :) Delightful!

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  10. My grandmother also grew dahlias....she made big gorgeous bouquets with them for the sanctuary of her church on summer/fall Sunday mornings. Thanks for stirring those memories to the surface! Love the apron and your house is beautiful...how exciting!!!
    SusLee

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  11. Susan! what a summery looking apron for February....it's beautiful. Your houses are always fabulous and this one is no exception. hope to see it in person on one of our visits when we visit family.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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    1. Trust me...lots of room for family and friends! That's why we're building this "estate!"

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  12. The paper flower is amazingly beautiful.
    Can't wait to see the house!
    Jane x

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  13. Oh Susan! I know you are over the moon happy to see the progress on your new home! The planning, the dreaming, the anticipation is all so worth it on move in day! Looks gorgeous! The apron is darling....I think all of our grandmother's grew Dahlia's. You can always spot them in southern gardens. Have a good day precious!

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  14. That paper Dahlia looks really real and beautiful, Susan.
    Can't wait to see the house!

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  15. Your new home is going to be fabulous! How exciting to watch it being built! LOVE the pretty apron this month! Bright and cheery...just what we need! Sweet hugs Sis!

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  16. Dahlias are so beautiful, as is your paper one. I used to grow them in our first home. We had more sun there and they loved it. Your new home is coming right along and looks great--enjoy the project and hopefully you will be in it before too long! xoxo ♥

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  17. what a beautiful apron for February! I love this fabric....I also love the water color effect on your new home photo. I will check out the link.

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  18. The apron reminds me of grandmother and the dahlias she grew! Loved them.
    Your house is going to beautiful!!! I know you are so excited!!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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