Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy July 4th!


Happy 4th of July!  I absolutely love these word of John Adams!

I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Finish and a Start and I'm Way Too Hot!!

Well cloud friends, I could devote this entire post to telling you how very HOT and DRY it is here but instead, I will show you my latest stitching and some flowers from my garden. However, please do keep the poor folks that live east of the Cascades and are in the triple digits and living in fear of fire  in your thoughts and prayers!
 I finished " For Spacious Skies" by Heartstring Samplery a few days ago. The only change I made was to the house.  The chart called for WDW Schneckley.  I thought that color looked a bit like a log cabin and I wanted it to look like a small house on Nantucket.  So I changed the floss color to galvanized.  It is a very pretty grey.  I really like the vine on this design.  I'm still not sure how I will to finish it,  maybe just a small pillow. 
Really hating the weather, I have enjoyed reading a few blogs that are talking about Fall!  So that inspired me to look at my Halloween charts. Ranae at "Stitch by Stitch" and Jo at "Serendipitous Stitching" have both inspired me to stitch, "Thine is the Trick or Treat."  I  have had that chart for a few years.  So now, as I sit on my deck trying to catch a breeze, that is what I'm stitching.

 Please excuse the wrinkles! I forgot to mention that I put soft gold in the windows.  A cottage on Nantucket needs candle light even in the summer!

 Off to a good start.  I'm using Lakeside Linen Vintage Sand Dune 32 count and lots of black. I'm trying to decide if I should stitch the stars gold and the pumpkins a lovely shade of orange or leave it all black.  What do you think?

 My dahlias usually bloom late July and August.  As you can see, they are already blooming.

 There is usually a lavender festival in Sequim in mid-July.  I wonder if the lavender will be all bloomed out by then?!

 The sea of blue!

 And white

and pink.( I do love that little blue center.)

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope to get one more post up before the 4th to share all my patriotic stitching! Have a wonderful week!