Friday, August 12, 2016

August! Oh My!

     It's August already! Oh my! Where is the summer running off to so quickly! This season though I think a good part of the states are looking forward to a little cooler fall weather.  I know we are here in southeastern North Carolina.  It has been the hottest summer in recorder history they're saying, and it seems like we haven't had a break in weeks.  Hot and humid each day and the AC's are running hard.  I have thought about the people who have no AC and can't escape the heat. In just a few short weeks, hopefully, we'll be looking at some cooler evenings and some hot soups to make up.
     I have been lagging behind in my cross stitching, but am finally approaching a finish with my "Kindred Spirits" piece.  I have indeed loved working with this.  All the colors are perfect and it has been an easy stitch.  I've just found myself not putting in the time that I normally do.  Want to change that for sure.

       I have other WIP  pieces to pick up and finish once this in completed, and I have broken the promise to myself to not buy anymore charts until I've done up all that I have.  Oh dear.  I know ya'll understand though.  When the stitch bug hits, you gotta' go with it! LOL.  I received all in the mail the other day.  First from Little House Needleworks, ABC Sampler series, one and two charts.  I am

 not one to up lots of seasonal things to decorate, and I've been wanting to make up some tiny pillows to place in a basket.  When I saw this new series, I knew I had found what I wanted.  I am loving the fabric and the colors also.

So yes.....I did break my promise, but I couldn't help myself.  These little pieces will be easy to put into a plastic bag and carry to appointments and all for a little stitching time in the waiting rooms.
     I did finish up painting my small hutch in the kitchen.  When I found it, it was dark old wood.  Very drab, and I knew I could do something with it.  So now it sits in my kitchen.  I like working

with chalk paint indeed.
     Though we haven't gotten out to work in our yard much this season because of the heat, the Queen Anne's Lace has done well.  I realize that this is a wild flower, but I love it in my gardens.  I took this picture below.  A different angle of it, and thought it was so pretty.  God's blessings are so good.

     Then one misty morning, I saw that some wild Morning-glories were climbing up towards a birdhouse we had put up.  Though the picture is cloudy, I do love it.

     Well my dear friends and followers.  I thank you for sticking around while I've been lazing around and for stopping in with words of encouragement and all.  All of you are so dear to me.  I pray that you're all doing well.  Love you all, and remember, until next time, remember to "feel the colors".


  1. Linda, your WIP is really cute. Summer is always difficult for me to get a lot of stitching done, but I figure any progress is better than none at all. Your new charts are really nice.

  2. Love the hutch!! Stitching looks great!!

  3. Your stitching is beautiful. The new charts look really cute. I am looking forward to seeing updates. The weather here in NC has been almost unbearable and will continue to be hot and humid. Looking forward to Fall and cooler weather myself. :) Happy Stitching! ~ C's Cross Stitch Creations ~ https://christiescrossstitchcreations.blogspot.com/

  4. Beautiful needlework and photo's. Happy Stitching Alice Margaux.

  5. Lovely stitching , love the photos and your new stash.
    This year has gone by way to fast , enjoy your weekend.

  6. Lonely stitching and photos :). That's why they call it the lazy days of summer :)