Monday, July 29, 2013

Garden Delights

There is much in the garden at this mid-summer time to delight and enchant one's spirit...

The sunflowers are heavy with seed, drying in the sun... soon to be pillaged by the cardinals and blue jays, finding this sweet temptation too much to resist...

The fruits and vegetables are abundant signaling a bountiful harvest...

There are human enhancements too...

A bunting made from scraps of vintage and antique fabrics, buttons and embroidery inspired by imagination...

A perfect way to indulge in the charm of the garden causing one to linger longer and enjoy its glory...

* Bunting designed and created by Barbara Gledhill
* Vintage and antique textiles supplied by Susan McShannon-Monteith
* Inspired by Julie Arkell
* Upcoming classes to create one's own bunting at Stitch.


  1. If I lived close enough I'd be signing up for the class! I love that bunting.
    I didn't get to NOTL this year, as my sister didn't have a show there - but I think there's one next year. I'll let you know!
    Lovely to see a post from you.

  2. A beautiful post! Those textiles are just wonderful. I needed to keep on looking. Glorious summer! Rosx

  3. Wouldn't it be wonderful to bottle up this summer beauty and open it on a cold dreary day??
    So pretty!
    xo Catherine

  4. Ooh! In all honesty I'm not much of a bunting girl, but this bunting is truly lovely, very 'Tibetan prayer flag', which is much more my kind of thing :)

  5. Oh my goodness me...what a lovely bunting! Oodles of summertime memories tucked into each antique textile...with a bit of the current summer stored and ready come mid-winter.
    Wishing you glorious, sunshine days Susan!
    Ever warmly,
    Judy x

  6. hey, I have a pick-up too- a white Nissan which I truly LURVE! I only took the Isuzu this morning cos Mark had to go-see a job and had ladders on the p-u.
    I wouldn't ever be without mine, this is my 3rd and as for piling things high- well the sky's the limit (even if you do look like the Beverly Hillbillies!)

  7. I love your beautiful bunting Susan! How lovely it is and so much work...but it's the fun kind isn't it? How summery it is!
    sending hugs...

  8. Hi Susan, Your bunting is so beautiful,and how I envy you your visits from the cardinals and the bluebirds, we don't have them here.


  9. How beautiful this bunting looks! I have such a soft spot for circles and specially with these vintage prints. When are you teaching this class with Barbara??? Please let me know, the dates for classes are never reaching Toronto.

  10. Wow, your bunting is stunning, truly beautiful. If I lived closer I'd be joining up for classes.

  11. Dear Susan, you know how I feel about the is lovely to see them again has been hectic and I too miss my blogs...yes, I would love some Roma's...N.xo

  12. How beautiful Susan...that bunting is absolutely gorgeous!

  13. oh how Lovely Susan!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

    Lori Ann