Friday, August 9, 2013

Cross stitch and Flowers

Thanks to all of you who are taking time to read this. Plus, I have a few new followers.  I am so glad to have you visit my blog.  I had 3 goals for my cross stitch this month.  First, finish the August Word Play, second to finish "A Wicked Plant", and third to finish Hannah's birth sampler.  I think I will make it.  That is, if I can keep the wicked frogs away.  They have been visiting quite regularly.
The garden is full of beauty this time of year.  I spend about a 1/2 hour each day watering and dead-heading the plants. We have had wall to wall sun and warm temps.  Who said it rains all the time in the Pacific

 August Word Play.  I changed several colors.  I thought the project, as charted,  was a bit drab for my kitchen where this wonderful Valley House Primitives  frame hangs each month. I love being able to just change out the stitched work.

 Now for the frog story.  See that little gray blob at the bottom near the date.  Well when I got close to the black cat, I realized it was too close.  The problem was in the border up by the bats so out came the border to the big bat,  both bats, the date, and the almost finished gray blob!!!! I am now back on track and am working on the words.  Two more days till it is finished I hope.

A dahlia that is new to the garden this year.

Thanks so much for joining me. Have a wonderful week-end.  We work at the lighthouse on Sat. and it is National Lighthouse Day so it should be busy.  I'll try to get some good pictures!