It's been really hot here for the last two or three weeks, maybe longer. And we've had no rain for a couple of weeks, so my "garden" hasn't done well. We only have a few containers on our deck but the past couple of years they've done pretty well. This year I planted 2 cucumber plants and I've harvested...get ready for it...one cucumber! And it's pretty pitiful looking. :) This isn't it - I found this online - but it looks a lot like this.
Hmmm...two cucumber plants cost about $7 so it's a pretty expensive cucumber!
I also planted two squash plants and I've gotten three squash, but it does have a few babies so maybe there will be more.
But the tomatoes are looking good and my herbs are growing and growing and growing. I've harvested and dehydrated big batches of basil, cilantro, thyme, and stevia. I have several others that I'll be storing pretty soon - oregano, mint, rosemary, lemon balm.
I've gotten some finishing done on a few cross stitch pieces and I'm adding to my little pillow collection these two:
And another patriotic piece I did as a door hanger...
I apologize that I don't have the designers to tell you - I've reorganized my patterns and wouldn't you know, can't remember right now where I put the already-stitched ones! :) However, I can tell you that the following spool is by Milady's Needle.
The pattern shows a small pincushion on the top but I'd rather use it as a scissors keep so I'm leaving it plain. I have one other of her patterns that goes on a spool too so I'm anxious to get it stitched up.
I'd like to add a small rusty jingle-type bell to the bottom of the 1776 piece but I can't find one. I read somewhere that Hobby Lobby has them but I've looked there and can't find any. Anyone know where I can find them?
I have some other things to tell you but I'll be back in a few days to do that....it's my bedtime!