With Summer comes sunshine, warm days, thunderstorms and relaxation... time to take it slow and sip on many ice teas and enjoy lots of ice cream!
I've put the Snow Days project aside for awhile just to play a bit with some smaller projects. Mostly cross stitch, but some applique too. I'd really like to get hooking on a rug... but try and get comfortable sitting under a wool rug in this heat? lol! It's supposed to cool down into the 80's next week... so I may just have to get the wool and hook out then! :-)
In the meantime... I've added a couple of items to my Etsy Store. One of my favorite magazines is American Patchwork & Quilting. And, in the June 2012 issue was a pattern by Kathy Cardiff of The Cottage at Cardiff Farms. Love the design... but wanted it a different size. So, I shortened the stem a bit and made this purple one. The sunflower was another spin off the same pattern, though even smaller and a bit more prim with the stitches.
I had a surprise in the mail too! It's a redwork strawberry pinkeep from Jacque! Strawberries and stitching are the perfect combo! Thanks so much Jacque!
I did a little shopping too... found this great sewing accessory from BeanInHandy over at Etsy. It's a good sized bobbin wrapped in a gorgeous tangerine colored thread. It holds an embroidery scissor with scissor fob and also a thread holder! I love that little doggie charm on the thread holder!
The other item in this picture is a rather cute piece. It's a pendant that is a scrabble tile with a picture on the front side. It's available with a variety of pics, but I chose the antique hooked rug design. I found this item on eBay, seller name crowdedcottagedesign
I've also been stitching some cross stitch pieces. The America one is done with the stitches... just needs finishing. The orange blobs one is still a work in progress that I hope to finish up this weekend. I'll give you designer and thread details when these are officially finished.
It's going to be 100 degrees here tomorrow with a heat index that's off the charts! Therefore, it is safe to assume that my hiney will be in a chair in front of the air conditioner stitching away! :-)
Happy Summer everyone!