Another kind of grey, overcast day here. No rain yesterday and probably not today either.
Well, after having no stitching post last Tuesday, I stepped things up and Simply Live is now complete!!
Gosh I love this little piece. It is a pattern from The Primitive Needle (unfortunately Lisa Roswell died a number of years ago...her designs are so nice). I stitched it on 40 count linen using a combination of DMC and Gentle Arts threads going over 2 threads. The finished piece is 4.5" wide and 8" high. It is now tucked away in the drawer with the other finishes.
Yesterday I picked linen out of my stash and hemmed the edges (tired of linen fraying) for two new pieces. Neither have been started, so more on them next week (I've still got time to change my mind and pick something completely different - LOL). I will tell you that one of them will really be fun in that it incorporates a number of different stitches into the pattern...not just little x marks. I can't wait!
Our snapdragons just keep on keepin' on. They bloom and send up new shoots full of buds and then those shoots bloom, and on and on. Really gorgeous. Next year we will plant many more - the deer ignore them unlike other flowers we have planted.
Speaking of deer, I spied this guy this morning. Picture a little blurry as it was taken through our patio door, but look at that tail!
I don't think I've ever seen one showing so much white on the sides. And, it looks so fluffy!
Each year in the Spring Fletch goes on the hunt for Praying Mantis egg cases on the property. When he finds any he will often relocate them to the garden. Praying Mantis are so good for your garden. When watering my basil and rosemary yesterday I noticed this guy on the Morning Glory vine:
A handsome fellow. This reminds me of one of my favorite framed things in our downstairs bathroom. Fletch and I saw this card in a bookstore a number of years ago...bought it, framed it, and it is now on one of the bathroom walls. I know I've shown this before, but it just cracks me up every time I look at it.
And with that, I'm off to get another cup of coffee, check out a few blogs and do a little work. Have a wonderful Tuesday!