Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Postcard Blog Hop!

I received a beautiful postcard today from Astrid!  A lovely stitched garden and arbor...

She writes:  

Looks like a beautiful place to visit, Astrid!  If I get to travel to Devon I would love to see it too!  

My mailbox was quite full today as I also got a Summer postcard from Jo too!  She also had stitched a piece of Clovelly Court that she wanted to share...

To learn more about Clovelly Court you can visit the village's website here!  What a sweet town right on the coast!    

Thanks so much Jo for starting this Summer Postcard blog Hop so we can share our summer garden stitching!  For more about this hop and to see all the other postcards that have been sent and received so far visit Jo's blog at Serendipitous Stitching!  So much fun!!

I hope you are all enjoying your Summer so far!   I have been busy stitching and hope to have lots to share with you soon.  Enjoy your weekend!!  xxxx

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

So Peachy!

Hi there!  How is your summer stitching going?  I did pick up one of my WIPs over the weekend while watching the World Cup finale.  Hooray for Germany!  :-)

I am patiently waiting for some new fabric to arrive, some 36 ct linens, that I may use for Hannah Pepper.  Yes, second guessing already ~ how unusual!  lol!  So I picked up my Scarlet Letter American Quaker Band that was in progress already.  Here is where I had left off a few months back....  

... and here is where it is now!  I really wasn't diggin' the pale peach color as it seemed to disappear right into the fabric.  So I unpicked it all, and also that medium green color since for the life of me I could not remember what color I substituted it for and it was no longer in my bag..... it must have gravitated to another WIP!  So I found a wonderful skein of floss in my stash that I had gotten from Victorian Motto.  All shades of peaches so I decided to use it instead to brighten things UP!!  

Perhaps a little too far to the bright spectrum??  Not sure yet, it definitely looks happier!  What do you all think??   Since the main body of the this sampler is all done in black I think this POP! of color might suit it fine.  

I have to say too that Nancy's dyed floss is a real dream to work with, so much better than others I have tried!  Love it!

I also wanted to share a super sweet surprise that I got in the mail this week... a gorgeous emery berry from Nicola.  Thank you so much Nicola!  I love it!  These berries are made by Cyndi Foore and you can find all her beautiful berries at her fb page.... Strawberry Fields Needlework.  The finishing is exquisite!  

Hope you are all having some summertime fun!  Here are some pretty yellow daylilies that have been blooming here....

Happy Summer and Happy Stitching!!  xxx

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Weekend picture walk

Here it is Sunday evening already!   This weekend has been a whirlwind but lots of fun!

Here is Hannah Pepper again, looking not much different than the last time!  Turns out that red was not red enough for me so I unpicked and re-did with 304.  I think this one will stick!  I also decided to go with 352 instead of 356, for now!

My friend visited from Long Island for the weekend and we stopped over at the Country Mill again in Sandy Hook, what a fantastic shop full of prim things!!   

Right next door was the Foundry Kitchen and Tavern, a perfect spot for a mid afternoon snack on the deck overlooking the river.  

There was an amazing summer breeze, it was blissful!  I tried a new wheat beer, Raspberry Hefeweizen!!   oooh SO good!  

From there we headed to the Danbury Ives concert park for an evening of music under the stars.... 

....rocking out with Peter Frampton!  What a fantastic concert!!

Then we found a great place after the show for a midnight snack!  What a fun place!!  An eclectic eatery with lots of vintage artifacts.  Looking forward to going back again.  

On Sunday, we headed out early to the famous Elephant's Trunk flea market in New Milford CT.  What an eclectic market with rows and rows of vendors!  We saw lots of people making off with their new found treasures.  No treasures for us though, hopefully next time!  

All in all, a beautiful and fun weekend!  

Hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend filled with friends, family and fun!  

Have a great week filled with miles of smiles!  xxxx