I don't know about where you are but here at the mission it's hot. Really, really hot. Some mornings when I try to walk about 5:30 a.m. the humidity is so high I feel like I can't get a breath. It's a good excuse to skip the exercise, as if I need one. :)
I've finished up one more patriotic cross stitch piece. I didn't even bring my sewing machine with me this time so my evenings are spent on handwork. This one is by Lizzie Kate and is called Land That I Love.
My apologies for not at least having it ironed but an iron is something I'm living without for this six weeks away from home. Can you see me smiling? No iron! :)
I've become enamored with some of the Little House patterns. Well, more like addicted. If anyone cares to feed my addiction with some patterns you're giving away or selling - it's definitely a weakness you could seriously take advantage of. This is the one I'm working on right now.
Down here in Louisiana the sugar cane is growing so fast I can almost see it get taller overnight. Ever seen sugar cane?
It reminds me a bit of corn. It's about as tall as me and will be a lot taller when it's harvested in the fall. It's so pretty and bright green after a rain....
And the early mornings on the bayou are so amazing.
Out in the distance there are barges and shrimp boats, waiting for the morning or for the season.
Back at home my grandmother's rain lily has bloomed.
This was a couple of weeks ago when there was quite a bit of rain. Right now it's dry there...and hot...so the blooms have gone. But the best thing about this rain lily is that when it rains it springs to life again. Just watering it won't make it bloom. It takes rain, almost as if God's watering it and it won't bloom until He does.
I brought a couple of small wool applique projects with me but it makes me sweat just to think about working on wool right now. So, after work today, I'll be back with my Little House piece. Wonder how they'd feel about me stitching at my desk.... :)