I love to putter in the garden. I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination; I just kind of stick things in the ground and they grow or they don't. I've planted a couple of rose bushes but I've never had one do this.... it's a yellow rose bush with one red rose coming from the main trunk. Have you ever seen this? This is on the side of my house and it is the only rose bush in sight. I do have a red rose bush in the front of the house but they are quite a distance from each other. This is the third year I've had this and it's the first time it has ever given me a red rose. Nope, the neighbors don't have ANY rose bushes! Anyway, here's a pic:
I got a wonderful package from FAYE!!! last week. I was lucky enough to win one of the pincushions she made! Isn't it wonderful? It is so pretty and has such a good weight to it and the colors are fabulous. Look:
How pretty is that? And look, the back is just as pretty!
The little pins she sent with it, were all tucked neatly in the hand made card and all wrapped up so pretty. I couldn't wait though and put them right in their new home. Aren't they just the prettiest, little things?! Thank you so much, Faye! I am absolutely thrilled to have this to add to my craft studio! If by chance, you haven't visited Faye's blog, please go have a look - she does the most beautiful work and has a post of her patriotic tree up right now that is so awesome - I'm green with envy!
I had my son draw a name from all those who commented on my last post and, once I confirmed that they had also commented on ANDREA's BLOG! I could announce the winner. The name Tyler picked is VINNIEY! Hey Vinniey, if you're reading this, please shoot me an email with your mailing address so I can mail you the chart. Thanks to all of you for playing along and a special thanks to Andrea for making it all possible. If you you've never visited Vinniey's blog - please go have a look. It's another wonderfully inspiring blog!
Do you recall when MELISSA & JANE stitched Be Kind & Be True as a stitchalong? Well, I fell in love with the sampler and just knew I had to do it one day! Well, that day has come because sweet Melissa sent me her chart. I started it this weekend and so far so good. Well, except for the part where I stitched the 0 too high and had to frog it. I'll fix that tonight and then move on. Thank you so much Melissa for sending me the chart - I am really going to enjoy this one. I, unlike my normal self, am stitching this exactly as charted with the called for DMC floss. It is on a piece of 32 count linen from SB but I have no idea the color name. I gotta tell you though - it looks huge to me after working on my Texie sampler on 35 count linen. Who would have thought that 3 threads per inch would make that much difference? Of course, the good part is, it's a lot easier on my old and tired eyes! I started this on Friday night and this is where I ended up earlier today:
Well, that's all the news that is news. Thank you for all the comments on my last post - I really appreciate them! The truth is, I look forward to checking to see if I got a new one (comment, that is). Do you do that, too? That thrill of blogging has not gotten old.
Have a great week dear friends - and go make some fun where you can!!