Santiago Atitlan: 3rd Huipil Pattern

Santiago Atitlan is known for its purple and white striped huipils decorated with embroidered birds.  Sometimes the birds are embroidered within the gird pattern formed by the purple horizontal stripes, and other times the birds are embroidered freeform on top of the vertical stripes.  I embroidered the pattern below on white fabric instead of a…

Santiago Atitlan: 2nd Huipil Pattern

Santiago Atitlan is known for its purple and white striped huipils decorated with embroidered birds.  Sometimes the birds are embroidered within the gird pattern formed by the purple horizontal stripes, and other times the birds are embroidered freeform on top of the vertical stripes.  I embroidered the pattern below on white fabric instead of a…

Annuals

As part of my Mother’s Day gift each year I plant the summer annuals.  While my Mom enjoys the annual flowers, she does not particularly care for coordinating or planting the annuals.  So each year I plant three window-boxes, a couple hanging baskets, and a couple deck planters for her. I have learned that the…

Tulips

Tulips or Tulipa Each Fall, when the time for spring bulb planting comes around, the age long question of to plant tulips? or not to plant tulips? careens around in my head.  In my rational mind, I’m thinking, ” fat, well feed, chipmunks” and “they’re not likely to come back next year,” but then I…

The Autumn Crocus

I was out in the yard yesterday, getting those last few things in the garden ready for the snow, when stumbled across this delicate purple flower peeking out through the leaves.  A few years ago I planted some autumn blooming croci along the front walk.  For the first year or two they did really well,…