Well, here we are getting ready to start another week. It has been a glorious day here and I've enjoyed the wonderful weather we've had all weekend.
I've also enjoyed these:
Tomatoes right from the garden. It's not really a garden - it's 3 tomato plants and some basil planted along the side of the house but hey, it produces these delicious delights so I'm a happy "gardener"!
The crop has been so good this year and I've enjoyed sharing them with my neighbors. I have eaten more than my fair share this summer!
Unfortunately, summer is coming to an end as evidenced by the fading colors:
and the golden hues of fall.
Even the hibiscus is starting to look a little tired around the edges.
Kind of like me.
Luckily, there will be lots of projects to keep me busy
over the Fall and Winter months.
Miss Susan Rambo.
She's coming along slowly but surely.
Can you tell I re-stitched the squirrel's tail? He's a little more grey than before.
I like him - but then, who doesn't like a fella with a bit of gray?
I will be starting my other two projects in the next week, I think. I'd like to make some more progress on Susan before moving to those two (see previous post about the two I'm referring to). The idea of three, rather large projects going at once is foreign to me, and makes me feel kind of anxious - like I'll never get any of them done. So, I'd kind of like to finish this one (or at least make some significant headway) prior to really getting going on the other two.
The problem is... those flowers in the border are taking me a long time to stitch.
I've stitched, frogged and re-stitched several of them and that is really slowing my progress. Not to mention all the other mistakes I've made which have caused more frogging and more time lost. I may take her to work and try to put some stitches in during lunch - maybe that would help.
In the meantime, I have another little finished project to show you.
Count Your Blessings
by Shakespeare's Peddler
It is sitting on the backing fabric and trim I used.
When I finished it, I thought it needed a little extra umph
so I added buttons all the way around. I have to admit,
I'm kind of tickled with how it turned out.
This was stitched from a traveling pattern which I stitched right away but didn't finish until recently.
Of course I have a couple of vintage finds to show you:
This sweet, little pillow I found at an antique market:
I love it! It had a couple of stains on it but a good soaking and it is as good as new.
I found these mending samplers at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago.
The folks holding the sale said the woman that lived there was in her 90's and was from Germany. I recognized them as German mending samplers when I first spotted them but nice to have some verification.
I think I'll make a small pillow out of the smaller piece and I'm not sure what, if anything, I'll do with the larger.
I got both of them for $6. I wonder how old she was when she did them?
Finally, I have to show you this great project bag that my friend Carolyn sent me.
As you can see by the magazine laying under it, it is a great size and it's so
expertly made. Isn't that fabric on top cute!? The mesh is vinyl, I think.
I love project bags and if you'd like one of your very own, contact Carolyn.
She's such a sweet gal and does really beautiful work.
Thank you so very much, sweet friend!
Finally, camera shy Sophie and Gracie and I
would like to wish you all a great week ahead.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a little note, when you have time.
I appreciate them all a great deal.