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Thursday, August 27, 2015

A little of this ... and a little of that...

This summer is just flying by.  It's hard to believe it's August already and it seems too soon for leaves to be changing colour, but I found some this morning!

The weather this past week has been absolutely dreadfully hot hot hot!  The worst kind of hot. The kind that comes with mugginess, high humidity and no sun.  Everything has been sticky and gross.  It was so hot that I finally broke down and pulled out the portable air conditioner. 

The sun finally peaked through this afternoon.  Although, it's only going to last a couple of hours according to the weatherman, we're taking full advantage sitting outside and relaxing watching the birds and squirrels.  Below are some of the things we've been seeing a fair bit of in the backyard lately.  
Flicker
Blue Jay in the bird bath re-purposed as a bird feeder.

Squirrelly - I think I have a dozen of these little guys running around.
On the stitching front, I've worked away on Seville. I've used one full skein of yellow so far and I've only finished half of the first page. 

 Before:

After:


I've also worked on Summer Tree of Stitches, an old WIP that was a SAL in the Stitch Specialist Group on Yahoo.  This one is easily a couple of years old now, so I don't have a before pic to easily show what I've done.  I completed the light and dark pink square like stitches, the blue stitches and the light purple lazy daisies. 




 I think I'll stick with this one whenever I feel able to work on something a bit more complex because it's almost done.  It really reminds me of a whimsical tree from a children's book and each section of leaves should tell a story. 

Time to get back to stitching for a bit.  A la prochaine!

Karen



2 comments:

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

that sort of HOT is unbearable...just makes you want to sit in a cool bath all day! I really do love both of your WIP, the yellow in the tapestry piece is so happy :) And the tree...that's just gorgeous with those specialty stitches!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Ugh, I know exactly what you mean about the weather - it's been absolutely miserable :( I can't believe the leaves are starting to change!! But the last few days I've seen the starlings flocking already (?!), so I guess they'll be going South earlier. Hopefully this Winter won't be too hard.

The feathered friends that you had visit are so cute - I've never seen a Flicker before, but he's very handsome with that dash of red on his head :) Great progress on Seville - it's very unusual design but charmingly classical and very pretty! And it's lovely to see your Dr. Seuss tree again. Those pink and red squares are so cool ;)