Monday, February 17, 2014

Open .....


This flower grows on a succulent vine which I have always known as a moonflower....


  as it only likes to open when the moon is nice and bright....


only lasts the one night... this is the bedraggled look the next day


they are really quite pretty.....


Thanks for this fun challenge Alsha.... I'm enjoying doing something a little bit different and finding pictures to match words is definitely a challenge for me.... if you feel like joining in the fun just keep an eye on Alsha's blog HERE

I have been doing some sewing... not much to show you but I have quilted around the first section of this doily.... tiny stitches... takes time....


the back looks quite different.....


Righto, Gotto Go.... I am going to play with aeroplanes today ..... fabric ones of course!

38 comments:

  1. The doily is absolutely stunning. Funny that you would post this. While putting together a top today, I had such projects flooding through my mind. I don't dare act on any of them, though, since I have 5 quilt tops ready for some quilty goodness!!! Sigh........ Time and energy (mine) seem to be always so short!!!!! Hugs..............

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  2. Fiona, I love your moonflower - they are simply stunning aren't they?
    See you tonight for week 6.

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  3. What an exquisite flower!
    Your doiley is just stunning. Back and front, such different looks and both so beautiful.

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  4. What a beautiful flower Fiona. Love your doily stitching. Hugs.....

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  5. An amazing flower and a great picture.
    Love the beautiful work you are doing with this doily. It is stunning.

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  6. Beautiful flower! Love the quilting too, looks amazing!

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  7. Wow, a gorgeous flower, even if it is short lived and beautiful quilting

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  8. oh Fiona that flower is so beautiful,thankyou for sharing and my goodness you certainly have found your niche with FMW,thats awesome my friend,well done.xx

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  9. What a stunning flower, and such a shame it only lasts one night. Love that doily, can't wait to see the end result

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  10. what an amazing flower.
    I think I'd look like the bedraggled after shot too if I had been 'blooming' all night.
    Your quilting is absolutely amazing.

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  11. Amazing flower. Your quilting is exquisite.

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  12. Wow! I am very impressed by that flower; never saw one before. It is quite something else. But then, I saw your work and the back of it, it just floored me. Nevermind the flower, THOSE stitches are AMAZING!! Just gorgeous ... on both sides. Thanks for sharing.
    Chantal

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  13. awesome!!!
    that doily of yours is just gorgeous. a lot of time ,thread amd skill.
    in stitches

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  14. beautiful choice... both the flower AND the doilly x

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  15. Beautiful photos of your flower and your quilting is amazing, so tiny! xx

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  16. The quilting on your doiley is so beautiful, and it is lovely to see the back of it. That is an amazing flower, open and gone again so quickly.

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