Thursday, June 29, 2017

A Finish and More

     Hello to all my dear friends and followers.  I hope you're all doing well and enjoying our summer flowers, beaches, birds and all kinds of good things that come with it.  We have been keeping busy with a few things outside as well as in, and enjoying just about all of it!
     I finished the "Wedding Row" and I must say that it was one of the most enjoyable stitches yet.  The wedding, as you can see, in June 7th.  I had the framer add a pocket on the back of the framed piece so I could insert one of the wedding invitations in it.  Just a little added touch. Here it is! The

letters are actually a very pretty deep sage green color.  A total of 26 hours to complete.
     Here's another picture of the piece I'm working on now.  Loving this and it will become a pillow top once finished.  Have 11 hours into it so far.

     I have completed all of the granny squares for my afghan and now I just need to decide in what order I want to put them together and sew them up.  I just started lining them up on the bed the other night,

and..........  So I didn't get far and didn't want to scoot her away.  I'll get to it again.

     We finally have a pair of bluebirds nesting in one of the boxes, and they're out there every morning, gathering mostly pine spills and bringing them inside for the nest.  I'm waiting to see if they're going to finish it with some moss.  Has to be soft for future babies.
     Enjoying all our summer flowers.  I love this Rose of Shannon. Just a small shrub right now, but

 is loaded with buds! The color is so pretty. I also picked up a few more things to put in yesterday.  I have no will power at all sometimes! Here's what I picked up and I have to finish putting them in tomorrow.

       I mentioned that I was going to have a new kitchen floor put down, and it's all finished.  I love it and it seems to look even better with everything back in place.

     Oh! One last thing! Below is the very first stage of all the beautiful stages that the flowers go through on the  clerodendrum  trichotomum  tree that I have.  I call it a peanut butter tree.  I was given two of them two years ago, and I just love them.  They will spread also which is really cool.  Here's stage one.
        Now I really must let ya'll go.  This blog seems kind of choppy to me, but I just had so much to tell and all.  Thank you my dear followers for stopping in once again.  I love each and every one of you.  Until next time......be well and safe and remember to "feel the colors"


  1. I can't wait to see that cross stitch piece finished into a pillow top. I absolutely love the colors. Your kitchen floor looks fantastic! --Andrea

  2. Hi Linda Lee! I really love how beautiful the wedding gift came out. And what a great idea to put a pocket on the back to put the invitation. Your new stitch is so pretty...love the colors and it will make a lovely pillow. Can't wait to see what you decide to do for your afghan finish. Your floor looks fantastic. Aren't they so easy to care for too? And your flowers are so pretty. You have been a busy bee! RJ @stitching friends forever

  3. Oh Thank you LindaLee for all of that wonderful post. I just love the Wedding Row. I have that in my stash to do maybe, next year,
    Your companion does look so contented. I do miss my wee stitching companion, she loved to supervise my stitching & owned my lap.
    The Rose of Shannon is one of my favourite shades of blue & your Peanut Butter plant is very interesting.
    I just love colour, where would we be without it?


  4. Wedding Row is lovely, and what a nice idea to include a pocket for an invitation! Wishing the happy couple many blessings.

  5. The wedding sampler is simply beautiful. I love the pocket idea on the pocket. What gorgeous flowers you shared! I look forward to seeing your granny square afghan put together; love the colors. Nice looking flooring! Have an enjoyable weekend.

  6. Linda, the wedding gift is gorgeous, genius idea to put the pocket for the invitation on the back of it. Your making great progress on your new pillow top.
    Your new kitchen floor is beautiful. I love the shade of wood you chose.
    Looking forward to seeing your crochet blanket all done, I love the colors and so does your sweet little kitty!
    You have a green thumb for sure, I have never seen that tree before, I'll be looking forward to seeing the next stage of the flowers. Mary

  7. Love all of your Photos - Your Afghan is going to be so pretty when you get this one finished.

    Your WIP is so pretty too...I love the Colors.

    Have A Lovely Day

    Happy Stitching

    Linda K

  8. and what a nice idea to include a pocket for an invitation! Wishing the happy couple many blessings.


  9. wow !!! beautiful and so lovely work :) i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.