A few days ago, Bruce and I decided to take a day and drive a few hours to visit with my parents, take dinner and spend the day with them. My sister, Nancy and her youngest son, Brendan, had also dropped by for a visit, and so we had a wonderful time together.
Tuesday, after an early doctor's appt., I went to visit my friend, Ellen, for some lunch and a stroll around her beautiful back yard. She served a lovely luncheon, in her nice screened in porch. We had chicken salad with assorted garden veggies, fresh sourdough bread and homemade gingersnaps, rhubarb cake and chocolate bars for dessert with tea, of course. I tease Ellen that her lunches are fit for a Queen!
Yesterday was my day to enjoy some stitching with the girls in my LNS stitching group. We always have a wonderful time, chatting, sewing, browsing around the shop to see what's new, and afterwards, we head across the street to our favorite bagel restaurant for some lunch and more chatter.
Here is some progress on Jennie Bean's Humble Servant Sampler, thus far. The Weeks' threads in the top portion of this little bush are "Hyacinth", which are so light in color that they are not showing up as nicely in this photo, as on the actual linen. It's a sweet piece and I am enjoying stitching it. More to come later....
Just A Few of My Favorite Things......
An old photo of my husband's grandparents, my favorite pewter scissors, and a beautiful little pincushion that I found in the Enfield, (NH) Shaker Museum.
Oh dear, as I sit here in our basement family room, totally absorbed in my posting, I believe that I hear the roar of thunder outside and pouring rain. The weather forecasts had said that we would have "LATE" afternoon thunderstorms, but it is rather early so the stormy fronts must be moving in much more quickly than anticipated. And, I had best sign off for now and go take a peek at what is happening outside! Yikes!
Stay cool and dry inside if the temperatures are soaring where you live, like it has been here. Time for some stitching indoors, for sure!
Crossing in Stitches & Friendship With You!