Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thanks for stopping by and a great good morning!!!! It is a brisk 56 degrees outside with a nice breeze - I love SF in the summer!!!! Over the weekend we really beautiful days - not warm at all but bright and sunny both days. We were to have some rain but that fizzeled out - the most mositure we got was some fog rolling in Friday evening - and then not too much.
As you might remember I am taking part in a year long exchange with a small group of stitchers over at "Friends Stitching Through the Seasons" and my partner, Diane received her Summer box safely. Here is a snap of the exchnage I sent...
and here is a close up of the stitched piece....
I used the Farmer's Alphabet from Priaire Schooler to create this Pyn Keepe - It was a fun piece to stitch but for Summer I had a hard time thinking up something... now, with Fall approaching I have some super ideas!!!
On Saturday I ran around to some Estate Sales and a couple of Thrift/Consignment Shops and picked up some fun things... here's a snap
From front left to right.... a little plate in my Mom's wedding china - Castleton "Lace" - this has been out of production for 45+ years and what on earth you would use this tiny plate for is beyond me, I picked up these great Limoges pieces (covered vegetable and tureen) not beacuse I need them, or even have the room but because they were 1/2 price - from the marks on the bottom they date to the 1880's and are in super condition, the Native Harvest's cookbook is really interesting and finally the great old maple rolling pin, perfect condition and a lovely old worn colour!!
On the stitching front I worked some on cottages - so here is a progress snap...
...... as you can see I am almost there with June - what a great month. I tried a couple of other "whites" for the house but settled on the DMC B5200 I have been using as my white throughout. I also frogged out the fence in March (like it much better). I will certainly have June finished before the end of the month and get a good start on July. I have seen a picture of August Cottage, and I am sort of put out with it being another light blue cottage, that will make three and the way I am stitching them August will line up with May - I am thinking of seriously changing up the light blue for another colour.
I also baked up this tasty Lemon Coffee Cake yesterday......
I post up that info tomorrow.
That's about it for today sports fans. Thank you all for your great comments and emails.