Sunday, July 7, 2019

Do you remember Emily Litella? and Camelot?? on a Slow Stitching Sunday...

Hello - so 2 weeks ago I whined, ranted, complained, let's say talked about how wet and gray and rainy the weather was.... well as Emily Litella would have said... Never mind... if you don't remember Emily Litella was a character on SNL back when it was funny played by Gilda Radner... she would go off on rants and when brought back to "reality" would reply... "never mind"...

With a click of a meteorologist's remote we've left wet and gray behind and zoomed into HOT HOT and dry... it has been almost 90 or above every day.. and I've been watering like crazy...what I really want is the weather they talked about in Camelot...

It's true! It's true! The crown has made it clear

The climate must be perfect all the year

A law was made a distant moon ago here:
July and August cannot be too hot
And there's a legal limit to the snow here
In Camelot
The winter is forbidden till December
And exits March the second on the dot
By order, summer lingers through September
In Camelot

Camelot! Camelot!
I know it sounds a bit bizarre
But in Camelot, Camelot
That's how conditions are

The rain may never fall till after sundown
By eight, the morning fog must disappear
In short, there's simply not
A more congenial spot
For happily-ever-aftering
Than here in Camelot

Camelot! Camelot!
I know it gives a person pause
But in Camelot, Camelot
Those are the legal laws

The snow may never slush upon the hillside
By nine p.m. the moonlight must appear
In short, there's simply not
A more congenial spot
For happily-ever-aftering
Than here in Camelot

Note to self: SW Ohio is not Camelot... not by a long shot... however my flowers seem to be liking the warmer temperatures....

My hollyhocks... these are new this year... snagged them as gallon sized plants for $4...

My little corner garden...

now I watched a video that said if you want a cottage garden look you should have a color scheme... great idea... but I buy perennials cause they are pretty and they are cheap ... but looking at this it appears that I do have a color scheme... hot yellows and orange and some pinks... I like it!!!  The dahlias in the front of the garden came back from last year... I didn't dig up any of the tubers I planted and figured they wouldn't make it through the winter... 4 plants came up here and 4 more different ones sprouted in the front... And you can see 2 of my 5 window boxes... love the purple and white petunias!

And a mixed pot with some coleus and some more petunias...

And the marigolds are looking fine...

they are swallowing up the rose bushes ... I may rethink this arrangement next year as I'm losing the battle with the deer and the rose bushes... may have to plant something else here.

On the stitching front I got several things completely FFO'd... that's a fully finished object... and got my patriotic display all arranged before the 4th of July...yeah me!!

Here's the display shelf ... at the very top is the Summer Welcome from The Drawn Thread and
below that  I have Liberty by Heart and Hand...along with Birds of a Feather's Liberty... I didn't realize till now they both have the same title...

I'll be re-using the grater as a display piece ... everything is just on with foam tape ... and I think it will be perfect for lots of little pieces.

Below that is The Drawn Thread's Free and Brave along with a vintage Longaberger basket I forgot I owned...And below that is Prairie Schooler's July and a Blackbird Design piece that I can't recall the name of... it was in a book with lots of summer-y charts...

Going around the room, I finished July by Hands on Designs A Year of Celebration... that makes 7 months completed...

aren't he little Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty wood cut outs cute... got them from The Sawmill Shop.

Flanking July is Grand Olde Flag by With Thy Needle & Thread...

I mounted this on a cookbook stand I picked up at Target's Bullseye's Playground last Fall... you can see what it looked like before I  modified it here.

On my tier table I'm displaying  Farmyard Parade by With Thy Needle & Thread...

the double frame has clips that you can't see under the ribbon... it came from Hobby Lobby... I'm calling them Ole and Lena...

And I FFO'd the Summer ABC's from Little House Needleworks...

my son thinks it looks a bit like a firecracker... it really is straight ... I took this pic from an angle... you can see more details here.

Last but not least my Eagle quilt from probably 20 years ago and the three tier tray....

I'd like to add some small patriotic cross stitch pieces to the tray... maybe I'll get some done before July is over...

So I'm very happy with my July decor but I'm thinking ahead for Fall and Halloween and  Christmas... I've got lots of charts I want to stitch and I've seen sneak peeks of new stuff that looks intriguing... just need more hours in the day, don't we?

Well we are going out tonight for dinner at a local Chinese buffet...and if it doesn't rain I'll need to water again tonight... I won't be looking forward to see the water bill this month.

I'll link up with Kathy's Quilts today for Slow Sunday Stitching...not sure what I'll get done this week... need to take the car in for an airbag recall and my son has a doctor's appointment and I'm sure there is something else I'm suppose to do but I can't think of it now... oh well...

Hope you have a great week!!
happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Oh my goodness Carol... so many flowers to take care of... they are beautiful!
    And so many lovely patriotic displays... very creative!
    Enjoy your slow stitching today!

  2. That's an awesome patriotic display. Yes the heat has arrived and we are having a humid summer which is not so normal in North Texas

  3. I love your patriotic displays. Where do you find the time to stitch all those pieces? They are wonderful. Keep watering....your flowers are beautiful. I wish I could find $4 perennials. Wow!

  4. All you patriotic decorating is wonderful this year. That tiered tray looks great too.(Priscilla would be proud of you)!I guess your plants like the heat, they look very healthy. I never dig up my dahlias. I think it is easier to buy new tubers than baby sit them all winter! Most of mine did come up this year. Some are already blooming.

  5. Oh yes I remember Emily fact I can say Never Mind just like Gilda.:) Love your stitching. I have the farmer and his wife and I plan to stitch them in January. I think it is funny you call them Ole and Lena....reminds me of Garrison Keillor. My husband's father was from Minnesota before he moved to Savannah. So we love the Minnesota humor , you betcha ! So glad I found your blog. I really enjoy it.

  6. Your flowers are gorgeous. Glad they are enjoying the dryer days! I totally enjoyed seeing your patriotic displays. What a variety of patriotic stitches you have shared! Enjoy the week!

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