Friday, July 28, 2017

A Catch Up!

Hi there cloud friends.  Isn't summer flashing by? I have heard many of you say that.  We had a very busy beginning to summer that included a trip to Alabama, a visit from family, and the new floors.  Things are finally settling down. The weather is Washington wonderful.  Most days are in the low 80's or upper 70's.  That is one of the main reasons we moved here, great summer weather. My garden is a bit slower due to a cool and rainy Spring but it is really lovely now. I do have some stitching to share with you.

 If you remember, I was stitching these houses late winter.  We got another beautiful frame from Valley House Primitives.  We scheduled it to come right after our trip to Alabama in June. Unfortunately we came home to the sandy mess of having our hardwood floors put in.  Our family was due in 2 weeks so no time for framing my stitching.  We finally got it done and as usual, Janet did a magnificent job!!!!!

 I just want to show you how the frame looks with the different houses.

I could not be happier.  I was a bit concerned because the design was busy.  I now plan to stitch LHN's  Early Americans.  I know Janet will do a beautiful frame for that design too.  I want to have it done for next summer so I have time for some Halloween things right now. I just started Plum Street's Grim Gourds, I'm loving it!!

 This is BBD's Light Upon the Lawn.  It uses many of the same threads as Winter is Past.  I plan to use some frames I have and hang them together in my upstairs hallway.The colors are way off in this photo. The linen is Lakeside Linen's Vintage Sand Dune, nothing like the photo! The blues look bright but in fact are very pretty! I'm not sure how many of this series I will do. I love the colors.

 The was my only patriotic stitch.  It is from BBD's book called," Sweet Land of Liberty".  That book has several wonderful designs.  This design is also called Sweet land of Liberty.  I'm not sure just how I will finish it but I want to get it done before I get busy on Fall things.

 Just a quick look at the views from the Sequim Lavender Festival.  The smells were amazing!!

My Endless Summer hydrangeas are putting on a lovely show this summer.

I hope this finds all of you doing well and thanks so much for joining me today.