Maybe you won't get what I see in this post and that's okay. I know. So, are you ready for some pictures?
This year I have forgone the hanging flowers and opted for the always longed for Boston Ferns. And my flowers have a purpose this year. We are having a 6th of July porch party and I want the porch bathed in red, white, and blue. So, I got red, white, and purple (gotta go with what's available) flowers.
Yesterday morning I read the paper out here enjoying every minute. This morning it feels muggy after the showers of last night.
I do have stitching pics to show! Unbelievable, I know! There has been a decision lately that I will try to stitch after Rob heads for bed. No more computers after 9:30p. Oh, there have been a few slips, but I find myself itching to get in that chair and stitch.
Here's my finished Ink Circle piece from earlier this spring. It still isn't ironed - please forgive.
|Ink Circles - Fleur de Lys|
Peoria Purple WDW linen
and a silk floss
But, I do have progress to show on my 272 Words! I've been taking it easy on this because I know MJ isn't finding many minutes to stitch with her busy schedule. And my deadline for finishing this is in November. There's a 3 day stitching retreat between now and then that I have great plans for.
And now ~
And my lighthouse is showing progress too!
And now ~
Looking at these pictures together make me realize how many more hours I have to go and how many hours I have spent on this. I used to track the minutes...I even have a note book. Better get that back out. Last I saw I had logged over 300 hours on it.
Logan had a friend over the other day and he shows off the library, stitching, and genealogy rooms. When he got to my stitching - the girl touched the lighthouse and said it looked like a painting.
Today finds me getting groceries and making macaroni salad for the genealogy picnic tonight. You have warned me how obsessive genealogy can be. I am now a member of one round table and two county societies. Tomorrow finds me in Columbus hoping to find an adoption record. (Fat chance, but I must try) Then I will have 2 of 3 First Families buttoned up. The last family, the Little's, may be difficult to prove. Last week, I managed to head to 3 genealogy libraries. And I found another book about my ancestors. Oh, goody, more family! lol
Time to get moving - Hope your day is as brilliant as you are!