Goodness, it’s been a while! Life’s been wonderfully busy: lots of designing, stitching, gardening… And now we find ourselves in the midst of a sun-drenched summer. Summers in Southern California stretch on and on to eternity. Some days you feel lucky to have the deep blue skies and everlasting sunshine. Other days you’d give up sugar for a cold winter afternoon awash in storms. But the flowers! I can go on about the heat and the scorched grass, but this sun brings forth the most glorious jewel-toned flowers.
We grow zinnias every summer, in all sorts of different colors and varieties. They remind me of the Mad Hatter and the March Hare and all the wonderful crazy things you’d find at one of their tea parties.
Of course, after one big project you need absolutely no time off before starting another big project. Enter Trellis & Thyme’s ‘Life on the Farm’ sampler. It’s an absolute dear. All the little farm motifs just melt my heart. (My favorite is the herd of curious cows on the grassy hill.) And the colors! We wanted this design to exude happiness – so we chose a lovely array of primary colors. Strong, bold, bright – happy.
I absolutely love cross stitch process photos – don’t you? It’s like a sweet story unfolding with every new stitch.
Cuddles the Garden Cat sleeps the day away under the rose bushes, where the soil is moist and dark. In the evenings around six, he wakes up, stretches, and realizes his belly is empty. Then we’d better hurry up and feed him, or else…
And that’s a teensie glimpse of our summer days. I made a promise to myself to blog more frequently, so please stop by again soon!
(Also, bake these. They are delicious.)
‘Till next time, cheerio!