Hello my lovelies!!
I have a finish to share! A wee while ago, okay about 3 months ago...ahem....I started making a little Ort jar after viewing Rhona's Jar topper tutorial. Anywho, after searching the internet for some kind of ciruclar design, I decided to stitch a little flower from Nan's Threadworks pins freebie, and combined it with some lettering from a BBD chart I had lying around. Using some left over Dinky Dyes Desert Sand threads, I stitched it up rather quickly. Then I found a little Mason Jar at my local SPCA Thrift mart....and there it sat, staring at me, asking me "Finish me! Finish me!!" Today I got the guts and went for it! It was fiddly to get centered but I think it turned out swell. Take a look at my new "Ort" jar. Notice that it says "ORY"? My husband pointed this out to me when I had stitched it and asked "What's an Ory?" I laughed and said "Can't you read? It says ORT!" Then I looked and felt a bit sheepish as I noticed the "T" definitely looked like a "Y". So here's my ORY jar.
I had big hopes on finishing my PS summer ornament to share with you today, but that will have to wait for another day. I worked hard on finishing it up this morning before this post as well as I worked on my Summer Quaker piece. Here's my PS Summer finish. Isn't it darling?!!
Hmm, that start is sort of abysmal. How about you look at my fancy cracked blue vase?!! I've had it since I was 12 years old with the lavender from my Nana's garden. That vase means a lot to me as it started my blue glass obsession. When we had to move downstairs while our apartment was being renovated, and then back up, I couldn't find this vase for over a year! I actually was quite sad about it...usually loosing possessions isn't too big a deal for me...and I loose lots! But loosing this made me sad. Then one day I found it in a shoe box under our bed! I have it proudly on display now and it always holds the sweetest little posies for me.
Back to stitching. Here's my By the Bay piece pictured with a shell from the Haida Gwai islands (I've never gone but a friend brought it back for me...always wanted to go there).
Remember Knotgarden? Well, there's a very looooong story about why I haven't started it but I'll spare you the details (it has something to do with scroll rods, lapstands and getting irritated about having a hard time finding 27 inch scroll rods anywhere and not paying exorbitant amounts to get them). It'll get sorted out this weekend. Right, where was I. Oh yeah, Knotgarden!!!
Some stash for two charts I've been wanting to start. I also had some linen arrive too but I forgot to take a picture...next time!
How about a pretty picture of my Nana's hydrangeas? I adore hydrangeas and hope to have some in my dream garden some day.
Before I take off to do errands, I would like to welcome my new followers! Thanks for joining my blog!! Also...take a look on the left there under giveaways. Sarah from Sarah in Stitches has a lovely blog and a wonderful giveaway! Nia is having a generous giveaway too!!
Take care and big hugs to all.
Sorry no Titus today. I sneezed and he ran and hid under the bed.
Need I say more?