Hope this finds you comfy and cool from the summer heat!
The garden is still blooming. But the heat is taking its toll. All we can do is keep watering. Fortunately the garden has the shade of three big trees to keep them from baking in the Texas sun. I do have some inside blooms with our violets.
Have been working on the YOTA SAL.Here is the link if you wish to jion in.
Still working on the Joan Elliott Wizards View. YAY! The cross stitch is finished and some of the back stitching is done. There are lots of beads. Maybe I can get this finished by the end of the year!
Have another UFO SAL going with the Brooke's Books bb interactive group.
This is Vermillion Peppers pillow from the JCS magazine.
Finished Baked Goods into an ornament.There is a story behind this one. I don' care for using glue on needle work. Decided that in order to get the finish I wanted I was going to have to use glue... I have everything laid out on the snack bar. Including the glue. Whilest I am cutting the foam board, DH comes in and says " I see glue... You never use glue" Yes, there is glue on the counter. "when were you going to tell me?" Never... "You mean you were going to keep this a SECRET!" YES! to the grave. DH just walked off mumbling something about secrets and shaking his head.
However, when the results were revealed, DH decided that maybe the experiment with glue was a good thing.
Besides, it gave me a chance to use this great looking braided trim!
Lizzie Kate Flip it piece.
HAED 2013 SAL Mystic Garden. Only about 100 stitches, as the weekly sal has just started.
Reçue d'une Amie ! - Mes petites croix et moi !
I found a gorgeous stained glass tree.
And I seem to have "start itis" this week. Looking to start this blackbird bell pull by Jim Shore and Mill Hill. Have it kitted up with the required fabric and even have the wrought iron hardware. Trying to restrain myself as I still have more christmas stitching to do. Okay... a lot of christmas stitching to do.
Have been unpacking boxes and trying to reduce our possessions as we rent a small house. Last month, while performing this daunting task, I came across some quilt tops that I had sewn together a couple of years ago. Nothing exactly fabulous. Just 4 inch squares sewn together. This week I took one of the tops and sewed border, backing, batting and managed to sew on a passable binding. Have 2 sides of the binding, on the back side, to finish hand sewing. Here is what the quilt looks like so far.
After the backing and batting was sewn in.
My friend Michelle sent me an amazing Pixie Card and some Ginger Bread Men for embellishing some cross stitch finishes! The Pixies are for good luck. And, I will take all the good luck we can use.
Farming community with both cats and mice. Love all the detail, beautiful knitting and baskets of produce. I just sat, entirely stunned, when Michelle emailed this picture. Totally amazing!
Have a stitchey weekend and very happy you took the time to stop by!