Another something I stitched a while ago and finally finished. This is Plant Kindness from Little House Needleworks. I used mostly the called for colors, I purpled up the thistle looking flowers on the corners a bit, I sort all my DMC by color and don’t really pay much attention to color number anymore, sorry I don’t remember exactly what color I used. This is 35 count lambswool linen from Wichelt (my favorite) and you can see the fabric I used on the back. Just added a little black bow and I was done. This looks nice with my garden books on the shelf.
Another garden themed project in the works is My Secret Garden from Lizzie Kate. This design comes with some little brass charms and a butterfly button. I’ve put together some thread packs for this project at the webshop if you’d like to stitch along. The fabric is 28 count hand-dyed from R&R that was mis-labeled count and color wise when I received it but it works nice for this. I think I may have 2 to 3 more cuts this size available. I’ll add them to the webshop if so. I love how this is turning out.
Now for my own garden….the herbs and veggies are growing nicely, the bunnies are eating all the strawberries but I think they have been doing that for years, I didn’t plant them. My lawn is another matter. I want a backyard you can walk barefoot in. My backyard has thistle growing in the grass. Now I love when I see a beautiful, big, bloomed thistle bush on the side of the road like the one I took a picture of, I do not like thistle in the bottom of my foot! Each day I head out and go to work removing more plants from the lawn, I’ll get there but it’s going to take a while. It is greening up nicely, I battle dandelions as well but they don’t cause pain.
lots of sunny weather ahead for yard work, today actually reached 100, almost a record and I just saw a revised forecast that says 104 for Friday….love all the ways this says ‘sunny’