Gardening includes hatching some praying mantis, keeping track of a little tree frog living on the porch and enjoying bumble bees.
Simple things are often best.
We added a large new shade garden and have a few vegetables and herbs. We are sharing them with the deer and rabbits.
Hoping we have enough for all!
I have been doing lots of stitching - quilting and embroidery.
I am enjoying our Facebook stitch along for our new pattern, Fig Leaf and Flowers. I hope you join us if you haven't already!
It is fun to see the color ways - underway.
Dargate Jellies, red/green, gray/cream, fussy cutting - it is inspiring!
I completed this band sampler - chart is a pdf from
iStitch. Technically I don't think it's finished as I have to do something with the tip!
I used an old mill spool to roll all 40" of stitching up!
I stitched part 1, 2 and the bonus.
It was fun to stitch; easy to pickup and put down in short found moments of stitching time.
I also stitched and finished this La D Da Workbook.
I purchased the kit from Stitchville USA.
It folds open with interior pockets for scissors, thread and needles. Lovely thread loops and a wool needle page.
I chose a favorite quilters cotton for the lining.
I've been taking some online classes.
Next week a friend and I start Mabel Tuke with Sassy Jacks.
I chose the 40 count linen in silk.
Looking forward to this class project!
I was thrilled (and a little surprised) to see my little mending bag project on the Fall cover of Piecework magazine.
It was another fun project - based on a box of vintage fabric pieces I found while antique shopping.
I also wrote a post for their blog that tells a bit more about the project and textiles. You can subscribe to their blog and have a wonderful hand made themed post in your inbox weekly!
"Mend and Make Do"
We also learned the bitter sweet news about our Noah and Matilda Exhibit.
It was/is selected to be a special exhibit at Quilt Festival 2020 - That's all up in the air as I write this post. 13 Quilts!
Stay tuned for more on this in a future post!
*Just as I released this - got the cancellation notice*
**stay tuned for virtual option updates**
I am working on finding new homes for a collection of thimbles.
This was a private collector and her sister.
The grandson doesn't want them - but he also wants them to go to good new homes.
Same with the lace - I will be adding to our Etsy shop over the next few weeks!
I hope you are making the best of July!
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