Monday, July 8, 2013


It's a lovely day to sit out and stitch......
Yeah, a bit warm, but I don't mind.
There's a breeze every now and then and I
love to listen to the birds and see them play
in the fountain.
We have a nest of baby robins in our 
Dogwood tree and I can see and hear
them every time mommy comes home with
a meal.
Gosh, I love summer.
Here's what's on my lap as I sit in
my comfy sand chair on the back deck.
A bit of a sneak peek at the next
bee design!  Still quite a bit of stitching to go.

Can I just tell you how much I love my new organizer/clipboard
that I got from Ann at Dyeing to Stitch.
This is just perfect for traveling or to take outside
 with me to stitch.  Nothing is blowing away anymore.
I keep all my floss inside the sliding lid.  I keep
my scissors and sheath under the clip and just pull
 the scissors out to make a snip and then back in
the sheath they go.  Best thing I've purchase in a
loooooong time.
I know I promised some new shots of the garden.
So here they are......
I grew this Lacecap Hydrangea from a cutting
I took a few years ago from the mother plant.
It get the most magnificent blue.

Our Lavender Hidcote, which now needs a cutting,
so I can have some dried for later.
This is our WILD side garden.  I don't know what these
flowers are as they seeded from our neighbor's garden.
They're really pretty and the bees love them.

I'll leave you with a shot of where my hubby and I
usually hang out every evening and watch the sun
set with a few beverages :)

Wish you all could join us!
Happy Summer Stitching!


Three Sheep Studio said...

I'll be over this evening with my iced tea and pizza dip. ;)

Elisabetta said...

Beautiful setting I would be happy to stitch with you too and my daughters could run on the grass! ;)

Elisabetta said...

.....I forget: if you want you can run with them I can stitch also for you!!! ;)

cucki said...

sweet stitches x

Penny said...

Your new stitchery looks great! I've been using a very old clipboard to hold my patterns/magnets, but I love the one you have.... I will have to look for that one.
Your gardens are fantastic....beautiful blooms. The yard and deck are perfect places to hang out!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

The new bees piece is coming along nicely.

Your garden looks so peaceful mine is full of weeds

dixiesamplar said...

No wonder you are so prolific with your designs...what a lovely oasis in which to create! Love the new bee pattern too...

marly said...

We'll bee watching for the chart!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I think I'm going to have to get that pattern!!! Looks Adorable!!!
Beautiful flowers and such a wonderful place to have a drink or two!!!
Prim Blessings

eszter said...

This new design looks beautiful, I love these colours♥
Flowers are fantastic!

moosecraft said...

Your flowers are pretty! Hydrangeas are one of my summer favorites along with daisies and blackeyed susies. You're lucky your neighbors pass beautiful flowers through their fence... my neighbor just passes weeds through! lol! :-) Absolutely LOVE the sneak peek of the next bee design!!! Already know I "need" to stitch it! *grin*

OldeThreads said...

Everything looks just wonderful Nan! I'am especially fond of your lavender, wish I had more luck with growing it. Love your new "bees" design !

Have a wonderful day

Sandra said...

I would love to sit and stitch with you on your beautiful deck. You certainly have a beautiful garden. Loving your new bee design.

Kellie from Indiana said...

It looks like foxglove. Pretty pics!

Michelle said...

Lovely photos thanks for the walk around - I shall think of you sitting out in the evening with your drinks x

Penelope's Beehive said...

Love your new bee-theme design! And such a delightful setting for a bit of needlework...your gardens are fabulous!
Peaceful stitching Nan...

HollyXSing said...

I will be hopping on Etsy when your new chart lists! Love it!

Oh yes, I have finished stitching your Ladies Prim Society, I just have to put it together!