Well this week is starting with a finish...ta dah!!!
Also there is a sampler that I've been itching to start in my basket and I thought I would start it today until I realized that I didn't have all the flosses or the linen...drat!!! So I picked up this one...
Fragments in Time by Summer House Stitch Workes... I'm about half way done with this one. Again I like the concept of working one square at a time... I can see my progress more easily. Now I was very very happy when that border met all the way around and when I got the dividing bands done... there was a bit of reverse stitching involved there. I still have to add the little flower buds in the outer border but that seems like great stitching for watching my British dramas tonight...oh carp... I just checked the guide and no Call the Midwife tonight...or any of the shows I like...well there is a special on Carol Burnett ...I'm sure I'll like that ...and I probably have seen all those clips when they were first on TV...oh I am getting old old old!!!!
Edited to add that 123Stitch has Summer House Stitch Workes charts on sale for 20% off this week...here is a link.
Things are going well on the gardening front...my window boxes are filling out and I bought 3 trees to be planted in my yard. Two Nyssa Wildfire Black Gum trees for the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street...hopefully they'll give me some shade in 5 or 10 years... they have pretty leaves that start out with a red edge and then mature to green...and in the fall they are a showy red! Right up my alley... I wanted to plant stuff that is different from all the other stuff I see in my neighborhood. Don't get me wrong I LOVE all the trees we have... several 60+ year old oak trees... but I think variety is the spice of life and gardening. And I got this striking Physocarpus Diablo Tree-form to replace a Barberry bush that I detest!!!!
The links are just to general info on the trees... I'll post some pictures when I get them planted... first the Barberry bush MUST BE DESTROYED!!! It is going to be a bear to get out...luckily the guy who mows my lawn is going to remove it. Should be fun to watch...he's planning on yanking it out with his truck and a chain.
Well my lasagna for tonight's dinner is prepped... I was thinking of going outside and planting up some geraniums and petunias I got last week... I know MORE petunias??? yeah I couldn't resist they are orange... okay maybe deep coral but very orange-y... I'm going to pot them up with white geraniums and purple verbena and some creeping jenny and I forget what else I bought... however at the moment it looks like it is going to rain...I just opened all the windows an hour ago .. trying to air the house out while it isn't over 80 degrees... they are forecasting temps in the 70's this week followed by a 90 degree weekend...TOO HOT!!!
Soooo... back to the cross stitching... hope you are having a restful Slow Sunday... I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts today and Super Mom - No Cape on Monday...