Monday, June 29, 2009

Sewing something-- not a quilt...

I'm not sure I should claim this or not, but after searching all over for a new cushion for my swing I ended up recovering it. It's not my best sewing job, but it will do, I guess, for outside, if you don't look too closely. It is kind of an orange & red small stripe. I might put some buttons on it or something. Looks better than the old, worn-out one. Ya have to wonder why you can't buy new ones, though.
Since I was outside with the camera I thought I would take a couple pix of flowers. This is my cigar plant...interesting flowers on it.
The catnip (on the left) has been nibbled on, though they prefer it when I cut it off for them. They aren't spoiled, but the scent is stronger after it is cut. Well, maybe they are spoiled.
I love the sweet scent of petunias...these are right outside the back door, so smell them everytime I go outside.

6 comments:

Vivian said...

Great sewing projects. They look good, you can pat yourself on the back for being so crafty, and you saved money.
Love petunias. That's the smell of summer in the Midwest.

Exuberant Color said...

I have never seen a cigar plant. They are unusual flowers. Are they an annual or perennial?

this is such a throw away society we live in that they probably figure you would pitch it when the cushions wear out. there won't be much from this era that will recieve antique status.

Fiesta said...

your cushions look great to me. They are so expensive so you really saved mega bucks.
I just love your flowers.

Judi said...

I have never seen a cigar plant either, it is interesting. great job on the cushions and I love your flowers.

Pat said...

Great job on the swing seat cover. Your flowers are looking good, too. (Sounds to me like the cats are spoiled...LOL)

Barb said...

Love the covers...you did a wonderful job and you are right, who care, it is for outside but from where I am stitting....looks pretty good.