Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Maidenhair Fern, Sleepy Girl and Giant Shawl...


So, yesterday in the grocery store I couldn't resist this maidenhair fern.  I admire them EVERY time I see them... well, I succumbed.  Then, this morning I read Betsy's post (because she got one, too) about how persnickety they are.... and, I remember... having one before that didn't last any time at all!  Cross your fingers it hangs in here with me.  I welcome any words of wisdom.  {smile}


Our sleepy Little Miss B... Taking her time waking up.  Pure sweetness! 


I finished this behemoth shawl and I LOVE it!  I'll share the pattern details soon. 

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.  Lots of yard work been going on around here... cleaning... THAT kind of stuff! 

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."
~ Beverly Sills

blessings ~ tanna

24 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

Hi Tanna..she is a little angel:) Beautiful!

So is your shawl..looks great on you!

Re the Maidenhead fern..can you believe mine is ap 15 yrs old and lives outside?
A gift..when I was a realtor..a client was moving and could not bear to part with it..and leave it at his house..he offered it to me..he knew I loved to garden.
I took it..and she has just kept on giving me this gift of thoughtfulness..I think of him all the time when I look at it.

It winters our sub zero long winters and returns every year.
It is my favorite fern in our gardens.♥

Betsy Brock said...

Oooh...your fern is beautiful! Maybe mine will look like that when it grows up! haha....fingers crossed for both of us!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty shawl! sweet little one. um, yeah. good luck with the fern. ;)

Margaret Adamson said...

the shawl isabsolutely gorgeous and you suit it so well. Lovely little one.

Nancy Chan said...

Tanna, that is a very beautiful, healthy looking maidenhair fern. Little B is so sweet, still in her sleepiness. And I love your shawl, its beautiful!

From the Kitchen said...

I have had several maidenhair ferns--love their lacy, delicate look. However, they are fussy--or maybe they are just meant to be with us for a short while. Good luck! Little Miss B. is very sweet.

Best,
Bonnie

steph said...

:( I grow all kinds of ferns....except maidenhair. I can't begin to tell you how many I have sent to their grave on the compost pile! And I love them so. Yours is glorious!! Fingers crossed that you have the magic touch to keep yours thriving.

That shawl!!!!!!!!! WOW. GOrgeous!!!

Gillian Olson said...

Love the shawl and precious little girl. Hope the fern flourishes for you.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Awww Little Miss B is so adorable! :) Love, love, love the shawl. It looks perfect on you. Looking forward to pattern details soon. Wishing you a day filled with many blessings sweet friend. :)

Shug said...

Hi there Tanna, Miss B seems to be enjoying her "slow to wake up" moments. I too... Like these ferns. I can tell you that the fern likes to be kept moist, BUT... If it is kept too wet, the roots will begin to rot. I use a spray bottle to water and this seems to work. Have a Blessed day

Pride In Photos said...

Yes, when they wake up, like seeing an angel! Smile....

Robin said...

Your shawl turned out beautifully, wonderful work! And I just love ferns, especially maidenhair. Yours is gorgeous. :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

LOVE the shawl! One of these days I will learn how to make one.

Mereknits said...

I am loving that shawl on you!!! It is a fantastic project, can't wait to hear the details so I can make one too. Love the photo of your sleepy sweetie.
Hugs,
Meredith

karen said...

love the shawl, could it be big enough to cuddle all of the grands :)

Linda said...

Oh my....Miss B is a real sweetie♥️
Best of the luck with your fern....
Your latest creation is gorgeous!
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Little Miss B is such a pretty little doll! I see lots of pretties made by Noni in her future. :) Your shawl is gorgeous!

Wanda said...

Oh your vern is lovely. So delicate. I think I'll see if Trader Joe's had any tomorrow on my visit there.

Sleepy time cutie.

The shawl...wow, so beautiful.

Amy at love made my home said...

Sorry, no fern tips, but I do love love love that shawl!! It is beautiful and looks wonderful on you! xx

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Tanna

Such a beautiful shawl! I love the fern too! I don't really have any plants now but hope to in the near future. I love them!

Tricia Buice said...

Good luck with the plant - it is very pretty so I hope it has found a happy home! Love the shawl and love naps so that adorable sleepy beautiful girl makes me want to be young again!

Dewena said...

That sweet profile is precious!

And I love seeing the shawl in this post, modeled by you.

My husband says the same thing about the maidenhair ferns but they are so sweet and delicate and I would be tempted too if I saw one as pretty as yours. May it flourish for you!
Dewena

Judy S. said...

Miss B is a real cutie! Love the new shawl, too; how hard would it be to make it smaller, I wonder?

handmade by amalia said...

My best fern advice is: underwater. I've killed more plants with generous amounts of water than you would believe. Now I wait until they are almost completely dry and give them a modest amount and get much better results. Having said that, not an expert! :-)
Amalia
xo

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