Thanks to you all for your comments on my last post. I know my posts have been less frequent but there was just not enough stitching to show and tell! There have been a few projects in the works along with some Summertime fun too :)
Here is my Scarlet Letter Mary Gail sampler. She is really lots of fun! I am stitching her with dmc threads on 36 ct wren linen from Picture this Plus.
June and July have flown right by. In the beginning of June I got to meet a fellow stitcher, Chris from Tot Hill Farm, who happened to be in Connecticut! We got together for dinner at a Turkish restaurant, which was so delicious! Yummy dips of hummus, carrot and eggplant...a beautiful colorful palette!
And here I am with Chris! For those of you who also read Chris' blog you know she is on the left and I am on the right :) So much fun finally meeting. I hope our paths meet again.
From reading your blogs I know many of you have been gardening and enjoying the Summer season outdoors.... I am not much of a gardener but I LOVE flowers, especially taking pics of them! At my office, there is a garden on the Town Green called the Parade Path. Here are some pretty pics from along the walk....
My "vacation" this year was a long weekend away... to Buffalo! Yes, to Buffalo! to see the Rolling Stones, of course! And, of course, it was Fantastic!! :)
And I also spent a day in Niagara Falls!! I had not been there since I was a teen on vacation with my parents so I was very excited to go back again. It truly is a breathtaking sight! Rainbows everywhere!
|Niagara Falls - US and Canada|
I drove up the Niagara Parkway in Ontario to a sweet little town on Lake Ontario... Niagara-on-the-Lake. The flowers are so gorgeous everywhere you go. The color is a feast for the eyes!
|Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Niagara Floral Clock|
Enjoyed a wonderful al fresco Italian lunch before heading back to the Falls to see them all lit up for the fireworks show!
|Fireworks over the American Falls|
So it was a whirlwind of fun in just a few days. I am still enjoying my Summer weekends from home. I visited my favorite spot by Candlewood Lake......
And spent some time working on stitching my first reproduction sampler. I have a real admiration now for the ladies who have done countless samplers like this for us to enjoy. It has been a learning process for me for sure! I have finally finished the charting process although I can see I have to make some tweaks along the way! I have finally started putting some stitches to linen and it is exciting to see it start to take shape. Here are a few sneak peeks of "Lucy"....
So that is what I have been up to lately. I hope you are enjoying some Summer sun too!
Til next time.... Happy Stitching and Happy Summer!! xxxx