Saturday, July 12, 2014

Cross Stitch, Flowers, and A Farmer's Market!

Well, the 4th is long past.  I hope you all had a great one.  Ours was pretty quiet.  Actually that's not really true.  We were not busy but it was very noisy in the neighborhood! We appear to be in the midst of a heat wave.  These are very rare up here.  In fact, I don't think we had a 90 degree day last summer.  Now we are due for a week of them.  Very few homes or even businesses have AC, so it is a pretty big deal up here.  It kind of reminds me of when I was a kid in Chicago. When it got hot you did various things to keep cool. Right now, our house resembles a cave, windows all shut and covered, lights off as much a possible , and plans for a non oven dinner! I even put a towel over my new hydrangea that is out on the deck. 
I'm still working on Abigail but have plans for my next stitching project.  I will be doing a Halloween chart by BBD called, "Away We Ride."  If anyone wants to do it as a sew along, that would be fun. Just let me know.

 This is one of the most complex borders I have ever done, but it is beautiful!

 That big motif took a bit of time to complete.

Beautiful chard at the Poulsbo Farmer's Market.

  All kinds of cabbage!

 Beautiful summer squash! Plus I was able to get my first tomatoes of the season!

Can't forget the goodies! Now, what's blooming the the garden?

 A yucca,

 a big red dahlia,

 lots of white daisies,

 a white dahlia (more like ivory),

and yellow daisies!

I hope your day is full of happy sunshine and flowers! Thanks for joining me!