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Monday, July 11, 2016

This, That and The Other

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!

14 comments:

Needled Mom said...

If I had such beautiful stitching growing in my garden, I would be pleased. Who needs veggies?

marly said...

Sorry about the pickle! We are watering every day. Only one day of rain in weeks. Nice stitchery. I get my bells at Pat Catan's but Hobby Lobby should have them too, especially at Christmas.

Brigitte said...

Our weather is just the opposite - much rain during the last weeks and only a couple of hot days, the rest is very cool. Just the way I like it :) And not bad for the gardeners either.
I love your patriotic pieces, so beautifully stitched and finished.

Irene said...

qui fa tanto caldo, speriamo che venga pioggia. I tuoi ricami sono bellissimi

KimM said...

Love all your stitching - especially the spool. How big is it?
Hugs
xxx

Admin said...

ohhh the stitching pieces are sweet and your garden gems welllll there is possibilities lol

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I bet your house smells heavenly when you harvest the herbs!!! Stiching looks great!

Ray and Jeanne said...

I haven't dehydrated herbs - guess I should grow some then I could! I just finished drying some zucchini. I love your cross-stitch pieces, especially the Liberty one. Hoping you get some rain soon. ~Jeanne

Vickie said...

My veggies are on their way. Almost ready now. My husband is keeping them alive with daily waterings. The pear pattern is found here: http://samplers-and-santas.blogspot.com/p/pears.html

Robin in Virginia said...

Lovely stitches and I really like how you finished them. The Liberty design is by Lizzie Kate. Hope you have some rain soon!

Barb said...

I do love the little patriotic pieces. Maybe it's just too hot for the cucumber!!

Julie Fukuda said...

Love your stitchery. My biggest problem with tidying up is remembering where I put things next time I want them.

Kyle said...

Glad you've had time to stitch. Some years are garden years and some are not. Guess you'll be heading to the farmers market.

Karen said...

The pear is my favorite!