Sunday, June 5, 2016

Slow Stitching on Sunday...

I know I've said it a hundred times before and I'll probably say is a hundred times again, but where does the time go???? I think I'm living in a parallel universe with a different measure of hours... I'm keeping busy and there is always more I want to do in a day than there is time...

Well this week is starting with a finish...ta dah!!!

My Lizzie Kate Summer Alphabet Sampler... I even got the little charms sewn on! I need to get in touch with Bev my framer friend and get this and several other pieces framed. I so enjoyed stitching this series... I've done all 4 of the seasons and display them throughout the year. There are so many cute seasonal/monthly pieces that have caught my eye. I'm going to start the little June one from Lizzie Kate... and I have a couple of the monthly pieces from With Thy Needle & Thread ...and since I have ALL of the monthly Prairie Schooler charts I want to stitch them...and IT NEVER ENDS!!!!

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 is a link. 

Things are going well on the gardening 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...

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. The summer alphabet sampler is GORGEOUS!

  2. Your blog inspires me to start one! Thanks Carol, for the fun read. :)

  3. Love your Fragments in Time sampler!

  4. Wow! Love your alphabet stitchery. I haven't cross stitched in a long time, but I think my last project was a Lizzie Kate.

  5. Great job on the LK piece--love the little gut under the umbrella--appears he wore plenty of sunscreen!!! Love the different "fonts" on the Fragments piece!!!

  6. I am loving your cross stitch projects! And I too am dreading this coming hot weekend! We are having our kids' graduation party.

  7. Love the Summer Alphabet and we can never have too many petunias.

  8. Excellent finish! And glad your border met up, I'm always happy when that happens too. :)

  9. What a great L*K finish Carol - you must be really pleased. I look forward to seeing photos of your new trees and plants.

  10. What a great finish! The Summer Alphabet Sampler turned out lovely!

    Your other sampler is really coming along as well.

    Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for the link back. Aloha hugs!


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