Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Hello Everyone,

For the last 1 1/2 years off and on, I have been stitching on "My Artistic Impression" of Anne Of Green Gable House and Gardens. It had always been "My Dream" to go to Prince Edward Island. In 2010 My Sweetie took me on a holiday to PEI. Oh, what a Glorious Adventure we had together.

Above you will the finished "Anne of Green Gable Journal Page". In the journal page you will find, Green Gables, Beautiful Gardens, Haunted Woods, natural Brownish Red Roads, Lover's Lane and the most famous The Lake Of Shining Waters. I truly enjoyed every minute I stitched on this Journal Page. 

The Lake Of Shining Waters was lovely to see. I have included bead rocks along the edges and "Tyvek Beads" I made into wee Logs. I have used the "Ghiordes Knots" to create the grasses along the side of the Pond.  The Leaves growing along side the rocks are made from "Open Base Picot" stitch.

This photo is a close up of "Green Gables". I used "Long and Short Satin Stitch" to create Green Gables.

 The wee round sequin with the bead in the center is made from cotton fabric sprayed with Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist and left to dry.  The the sequin was then punch out from the fabric.  They are to represent the Peonies gardens I saw at Green Gables.

I created the clouds from Angelina Fibers. The spruce trees were created from the "Drizzle" stitch.  The Birch Tree is French Knots with Silken Chenille thread.

  Along the roads we traveled on PEI I saw a great array of truly beautiful "Lupines" in shades of Pinks and Purples.  The Queen Anne Lace is also found in the Haunted Woods.  

I created the Pink Tyvek Bead I used for the body of the butterfly.

The back of My Journal Page I quoted AOGG famous words about PEI. 

"This Island is the Bloomiest place 
I just love it already.
And I'm so glad I'm going to Live here. 
I've always heard 
that PEI was the Prettiest Place in the World..."

Here is a wee collection of treasures I brought back with me from PEI along with My AOGG Journal Page.  If you look at the napkin you can see the scene that inspired me in create My Journal Page.

Here are some lovely blooms from my May Gardens.

My Clematis bush was in its glory this year. There were blooms all the way around the tower.  This is also where the Robin chose to make her nest.  I reckon she liked being surrounded by gardens too.

For the last several years I have been admiring "Bottle Trees".  This Spring My Sweetie made me one.  It took a little while to find all "Blue" bottles but the hunt was allot of fun.  Most was found in antique stores.  
The globe on top is a Iridescent Pearl Globe with lots of shimmering colors that remind me of the "Northern Lights" so well know in Alaska.  I just Love it!!

This is the latest addition to my gardens. Yup, a "Flower Bed".   A man my sweetie was doing electrical work for was going to throw the bed frame away.   Bill ask if he could have it for his wife.  LOL  It was a tattered old white frame.  Now it is a lovely Provence Blue.
In my flower bed I have an antique watering can I brought home with me from Germany.  A bowling ball I sprayed "Purple".

Another Blue Fancy Bottle. Some old antique electrical glass bulbs and last but not least some flowers.  LOL What do you all think??? 

Some times I think I spend way to much time stitching. But over the many years I have come to believe that
 that being "Creative is Divine!

 I will leave all my blogging friends with this wee though. I will be taking a break for the Summer months.

The highest , most joyful expression of the Divine Spirit within all of us is through the expression of our creativity. Nothing is more powerful. Nothing is more self loving.  And nothing is more rewarding than spending your time in a creative and artful endeavor.

It doesn't matter what you create, as long as it makes your "Life" more beautiful and satisfying than before.  This is because all "Creativity" is the "Holy Spirit" moving through us. 

Creative expression turns one's attention away from the "Chaos" of the outer world to focus inwardly for a time and isn't this lovely.  

So My Dear Blogging Friends keep being creative and I will hopefully see you all in the Autumn!

Hugs Judy


Sharon said...

It's lovely!! I enjoyed your post and your flower bed is so cute!

baukje said...

I shall miss you Judy. Your work is so GORGEOUS, the colors and all those different stitches, do you also LOVE doing them???? And that clematis is amazing, he/she loves your garden, that blue is so beautiful. Hava a lovely and creative summer and we 'll meet again in autumn....Hugs Baukje

Mosaic Magpie said...

I love the flower bed! How cute is that. Nice job on the stitching and enjoy your summer off. I agree that taking time for ourselves is the best medicine of all.

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy your PEI work is divine, the house looks so real, it is a work or art in itself.
Your garden is so pretty the clematis stunning, love all the quirky bits and pieces inyour garden
hugs Lyn Melbourne AU

Heather said...

Hi Judy... lovely PEI Journal Page... I know you said it took a long time, but it was definitely worth it... as usual, beautiful garden shots. Enjoy your summer off and we'll see you in the fall. Hugs.

DIAN said...

Judy, thanks for explaining how and why you created your PEI works. They are amazing - as is your garden. I particularly love the bottle tree and the items in your garden bed.

Enjoy the summer.

margaret said...

Judy that was so interesting reading about your visit, I feel I should have known there was a real house and garden of Anne`s.The stitching is beautiful and a delight to look at and certainly reading all about it was great.
Some lovely pics of your garden too and such humour in the garden.
Your thoughts you have left us with hit a spot and I will be writing them in my little book of things I like to keep, thankyou.
Enjoy your break from blogging and come back refreshed, no doubt you will still be stitching during the summer.

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely way to remember your holiday
I love your "flower bed", gorgeous

shirley said...

Hi Judy, I love your PEI journal cover it is just beautiful, and the stitching and creativity is wonderful I love it. Your flower bed is so funny, but yet another reminder of the love and kindness of your amazing husband. Enjoy the summer, and will look forward to see ing you when you are back.
lots of love and hugs

umintsuru said...

Dear Judy,

Your AOGG journal page is somply beautiiful. Congratulations! You have certainly captured the beauty of PEI.

Thank you for hsaring photos of your garden. The Clematis bush is glorius. I just love your garden sculptures. The flower bed made me smile and the blue bottle tree is just lovely.

You are so right about wanting to create. Thank you Judy!

vicki said...

Can I just say WOW!!! Your incredible stitching on that PEI journal is unbelievable! We loved PEI - I loved the AOGG house and grounds - and like you - being there fulfilled a dream for me. I want to go back. Now.

I can not even imagine the work that you have put into this journal - it is SO creative - what a way to create a lasting and treasured memory. Your stitch work is simply stunning.

Your gardens are so beautiful -- totally love the bottle tree and also the flower bed!

Your blog is truly beautiful and I am going to be your newest follower as soon as I find your follow button!


Linda said...

Judy, you always put so much work into your embroidery, and share your techniques so willingly. That is what makes it so special I suppose. I hope you enjoy your summer break, and find time to keep your fingers busy whilst away from blogging. I love the additions to your garden, and actually have an old watering can quite similar to the one you show here. I think your 'garden BED' is such a cool idea....LOL... Take care, and thank you for your constant friendship.

Magnolia Tea said...

Hi Judy! Oh my, how wonderful are those stitches on the AOGG journal page! It's really remarkable.
So sorry your clematis got frost-bitten. Great pic from last year.
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

The Barn Door said...

Just beautiful!! And I have to say I am blown away by your flower bed. That is just plain awesome!!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Gorgeous page - what a labour of love :-)

Jensters said...

I will miss your wonderful comments Judy but enjoy your break...wonderful post and stitching as usual x

Cathy K said...

Hi Judy, I don't know which I love more, your finished AOGG journal page (it's so beautiful!) or the whimsical flower bed!! Have a wonderful summer, and we will "see" you again in the fall. Hugs, Cathy

Michelle May said...

Enjoy your Summer. Love, love, love your stitching. So very talented my friend.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous post, Judyth! Your Ann block is beautiful indeed! Your May garden is glorious. This is a beautiful post!

Judy in Mississippi

Quayceetatter said...

Beautiful stitching!! Love the Ghiordes knots for the grass and drizzle stitch for spruce tree. Now I know why you were making Tyvek Beads!! nice work. Enjoyed walking through the garden.

Wanda-Maria Roszak said...

Hello Judy,
how are you beautifully, beautiful work and not just one, I love flowers and nature,
I greet :)))

Dianne said...

Hello Judy, We will miss your lovely informative and pretty posts but hope you have a fantastic summer break and do all the things you love. Your AOGG journal page is, of course, magnificent. So beautifully done and a lovely memento of your trip to PEI. It makes me very envious when you talk about PEI It's on my bucket list!! Take care, love Di

Darlene said...

You do such wonderful work, Judy. This is truly beautiful!

Maggie Ann said...

I enjoyed your post...and thank you for visiting my blog! You are so talented!!!

Maggie Ann said...

I'm not sure my comment went thru. I've enjoyed your post...I'd love to visit PEI. I know someone who went, and was so share her photos with me..of her complete trip. I felt as if I almost had visited PEI myself! Thanks for visiting my blog...I hope you come again. Have a wonderful summer!

Tara S-J said...

I just found your blog and thought, "Wow! Someone who loves Anne of Green Gables as much as I do". From the time I was a little girl and my Great Grandmother gave me all 7 of her orginal Anne of Green Gables series books, I have been Anne crazy. In 1977 when I was a very young girl my parents took to to PEI and it is now my dream to take my husband. Take care and thanks for the blogging.

Tara S-J said...

I just found your blog and thought, "Wow! Someone who loves Anne of Green Gables as much as I do". From the time I was a little girl and my Great Grandmother gave me all 7 of her orginal Anne of Green Gables series books, I have been Anne crazy. In 1977 when I was a very young girl my parents took to to PEI and it is now my dream to take my husband. Take care and thanks for the blogging.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Tara, I am very happy you have discovered my blog and my posting of PEI. I have posting of Part 1 and 2 which is dated back to Oct of 2010 if you would like to look at some of photos I took. I see you do not have a blog so hopefully you will be able to read this. Email me anytime. I hope you and your DH will someday get to visit PEI together. It is nice to discover another "Kindred Spirit".. Hugs Judy

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