If you're a cat like Daisy then lounging by an open window is the thing! She likes to stick her back feet out the window to catch the cool air!
Today I was in the garden and got a lovely bunch of white hydrangea. These are so pretty and lacey they remind me of a bride's dress. Then I had these pretty scabiosas in bloom. Aren't they perfect together? Although this bundle is large, I can just see a smaller version for a bridal bouquet!
I planted these lilies as bulbs in the spring. They are so unusual! I hope they come back next year. Sorry can't recall their names at the moment!
I have made some progress on Mary's Best Handworke! Eh voila... three little sheepies!
And a shepherd and sheep dog, watched over by ... a cupid? It's supposed to be an angel, right? Give it a bow and a heart and a cupid is in the making!
The bigger picture...
OK. Not the nicest photos are they? This piece does look brighter and sharper in real life and I really like the reds in this piece. Now I have a good chance of finishing this before summer is over! It's been a struggle I tell ya. I haven't been stitching a lot but besides working, I have got myself back into some reading.
A new book that I really like is Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson. If you like an English village type of story you will like this. But it's not 'light and fluffy'. There is some wonderful writing, and the Major is such a wonderful creation.
A detective series I have come to love is Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. I have read it in paper form and also listened to audio versions that have been wonderful. The setting is post WWI England, in the 1930's. The books have such a lovely quiet, calm atmosphere and Maisie is such an intelligent character.
I want to thank you for all who visited my blog last time and left comments. I am grateful for your kind words and encouragement. Otherwise I think it would be very easy for me to stop stitching and blogging for awhile. A thousand thanks!
And I want to thank those who are visiting this post now. Even if you don't leave a comment, please send some good vibes my way, OK? I can use any positive thoughts these days!
I leave you with some alstromerias from my garden. I hope you are enjoying your summer or keeping cozy in winter!