Well, I thought I would try to go with the gardening theme that's running through my life right now and stitch something Garden-y. Look who popped in!
I really like this funky tree!
Here's my progress on the Garden of Eden, by The Goode Huswife.
I am using the recommended DMC floss on 35 ct WDW "Linen" linen. I am also adding a few WDW floss here and there just to brighten up the whole picture. The original floss palette is very much beige, yellow, and browns with a splash of a brownish red.
Now I will show you more photos from my real life garden. The first one is the David Austin rose called Abraham Darby.
This is Purple Tiger (Jackson & Perkins) rose we purchased this year - so striking!
This is the rose Double Delight, in the full bloom stage. When the bud first comes out, it's cream with edges of deep pink, then it opens and fades to this ruffled glory!
We have an old metal trellis in the backyard and there are all sorts of things growing over it. Some things survive from one year to the next, some not. We found this pretty pink clematis which we have never seen before! How lucky are we!
There are masses of honeysuckle over this trellis too. The honeysuckle is called Mandarin Lights.
Now here is a photo I am quite fond of. DH took it and I love how Julius is looking out into the back garden. There is a mesh screen over the window that's why it's so muted looking.
Lastly, summertime always makes me want to find some good summery reads. This is my favourite one this year. (And yes, that's a little dried rose from my garden.)
Thank you for your visits! I haven't been very good with visiting and commenting. My head and my heart are all over the place right now!
By the way, I have a question that may seem silly but I thought I would ask. It's been many, many years since we've traveled overseas. We would like to go visit Europe (especially Germany) in the fall, any advice on "how to plan your trip"? The concept of a brick-and-mortar travel agent seems so extinct now!
Thank you again. Have a wonderful week ahead. To my US friends, Happy Fourth!