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Monday, April 03, 2017

tribute to the SUN

i HAD to stitch a Tribute to the sun this week.
we had the sunniest march-week you can imagine - 
temperatures up to 20°+
(the highest ones since weather is recorded)
which means: i was outside as much as possible.
luckily on saturday we had our monthly flea market.
i had not planned to buy really,
just wanted to stroll around in the sun...
but a few things i couldn´t pass anyway.
some washed out Cloth, which is nice to handle
in hand stitching because of its softness,
for Little Money
a weak spot: old children´s books
with awesome writing and illustrations
and These enamel mugs,
reminding me of my childhood
(we always had our cocoa in such mugs)
the garden is a pleasure These days...
(ask timmy;)) 
he has fully recovered from his injure of a bite from another cat
just a Little part of the oodles of scilla
some wild tulips in between

and not to forget the Forget-me-nots

nature is exploding!!!


  1. Your stitched tribute to the sun is so beautiful, the colours are perfect! We have had sunshine too and it's forecast to continue for a few days more :-) . Spring is definately here and the flowers in your garden are very pretty. Timmy looks so content lying in the sun, I'm pleased to hear he has fully recovered now :-) . The flea market sounds fun and your purchases are lovely especially your awesome children's book, the illustrations are wonderful! Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J :-)

  2. What a clever, fun post, Johanna. "not to forget the forget-me-nots" - lol. I had no idea what a wild tulip looked like - how interesting. So glad Timmy has fully recovered.

    You had some great flea market finds and created a beautiful stitched sun!

    Happy T-day from the opposite northern hemishpere. Hugs, Eileen

  3. I love your SUN! You got some great finds at the flea market - I love old children books(hmm, new ones too!) Your garden looks lovely and so pleased you showed and named the Scilla as we have a lot by the caravan! Timmy certainly looks relaxed! Happy T day! Chrisx

  4. Oh lucky you that Spring has certainly sprung in your area! Love seeing Timmy basking in the sun:) Great finds you have acquired on your outing, and I love your sun fabric art! Happy T day!

  5. Looks like you had a good time at the flea market, and lucky you for such warm weather. I love the sun quilt piece too. We've finally had fun for the last 2 days-and it was glorious. happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  6. You got all my sunshine, not only with such warm temps, but also through that beautiful art piece you made and sewed. BEAUTIFUL hand dyed fabrics set off by the deep blue background. I am in awe.

    I enlarged the photo of the children's books and am SO envious. This is well worth whatever you paid for them.

    I love those metal mugs. They not only have adorable vintage images, they are colorful, too. Thanks for sharing your sunshine, your trip to the flea market, and those adorable vintage cups with us for T this Tuesday.

  7. eine wunderschöne hommage an die sonne!! besser kann man es gar nicht machen, sie strahlt so viel lebensfreude aus! fabelhaft sind auch deine flohmarktfunde - ich begebe mich ja auch immer auf die suche nach schönen stoffstückchen. bisher war es meist altes leinen, aber seit ich auf den stoffcollagen-geschmack gekommen bin, such ich auch nach anderem und bin auch schon fündig geworden. die tassen sind ja lustig, ich kenne solche nicht. bei uns gab es immer kakao in großen weißen robusten tassen mit blauen punkten drauf!
    liebe grüße, ich wünsche uns weiterhin viel wärmende sonne!

  8. Deine Sonnenstickerei ist fabelhaft ! Diese Sonnenstrahlenstiche sind der Hammer!
    Was für schöne Impressionen der frühlingshaften Natur. Wunderbare Flohmarktfunde... die Tassen sind ja schon echte Raritäten würd ich mal sagen und schön zu hören dass Euer Kater wieder komplett genesen ist!
    Liebe Grüße zu Dir.. heute regnet es bei uns schon... gestern war grad noch ein wenig Sonne.Die letzten Tage haben der Seele so gut getan!
    Aber es macht ja nichts - wir haben ja auch drinnen immer Spaß - ich zumindest liebe es allein zu Hause zu sein mit den Hunden und machen zu können was immer ich will!
    Happy T-Day!
    oxo Susi

  9. Happy T Day.

    What a happy post. Must say I haven't seen enamel mugs for years and these look so sweet.
    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. Das sind wohl wilde Vergissmeinnicht, sie sind viel schöner mit den Einzelblütchen, als die gekauften!
    Ja, und ich glaub gerne, dass du an diesen herrlichen Tagen nur im Garten warst - ich versuche auch möglich viel Zeit draußen zu verbringen. Heute Nacht war übrigens wieder Frost hier... und auch die Tage sind nicht so warm wie bei dir.
    Deine gestickte Sonne brennt richtig! Ist sie im Garten entstanden?
    Liebe Grüße von Ulrike

  11. Its a beautiful stitched piece I love your tribute to the sun .
    I wouldn't have passed the sale either, there are always interesting things that just have to come home with us . The enamel mugs look great.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

  12. That's a beautiful sun! I'm glad you have had some decent weather! It makes life so much more pleasant.
    I like the things you have bought. The mugs are gorgeous and the pieces of material you will put to good use no doubt.
    The flowers are beautiful. I loved you little word play with the forget-me-nots.
    Happy T-Day,

  13. ahhh the gorgeous parade of flowers looks really special in your photos liebe Johanna...impossible to pick ONE favorite!
    Timmy does look content working on his tan *gg* glad he's feeling better too.
    Your stitched sunshine is brilliant :-) and you did good bringing home some special treasures that will be put to good use. I Love enamelware and those cups are precious indeed.
    Happy T Day and Happy Spring oxo

  14. Such lovely photos Johanna... Love your stitched sun and the photo of Timmy enjoying the sun ... Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  15. I love your sun tribute. And the enameled mugs remind me of some we used to take with us on vacations when I was little :) Fond memories :)

    Happy T Tuesday!

  16. Hallo Johanna, was hast du in letzter Zeit wieder schöne Stoffarbeiten gemacht. Habe wohl einiges verpasst. Auf jeden Fall sind all deine Werke und Bilder hier bei dir wieder wunderbar.
    LG Carola

  17. First of all I am glad that Timmy has recovered and is well again. Cats know how to relax.
    Your trip to the Flea Market went well, it makes me want to look around for such a Market here. Old cloth, especially patterned cloth, can be so lovely and soft, these are gorgeous.
    The sun is terrific, you have such a way with embroidery and textiles, all so original.
    And I love to see the photos of the Spring flowers, so fresh and new. I cannot forget Forget-me-nots as they are everywhere in the garden and that is as it should be at this time. I wonder why they have this name in both languages.

  18. I also love old children's books, and other vintage children's items like the mugs. The illustrations are great. Beautiful sun stitching.

  19. Such a wonderful sun. We had two days, then more snow, now rain but next week????? Hoping for good weather. Wonderful finds at the thrift. Enamel mugs are so cute. xox

  20. Deine Sonne strahlt richtig, liebe Johanna. Wunderschön! Ich freue mich, Timmy kennenzulernen. Er ist ja so ein Süßer! :) Unsere drei Miezen genießen es auch, bei dem schönen Wetter durch den Garten zu hopsen.
    Viel Spaß beim Verarbeiten der schönen Flohmarktstoffe!
    Herzliche Grüße


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