very little time these days; we got a break from all the humidity and hot hot HOT temperatures during the weekend, but before that whenever I had a spare moment I just wanted to unplug everything (except for the fan 😉) and doze off. summer. just like every year it’s a killer!
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because I very egoistically would much rather spend the spare time I have today stitching rather than editing a post, I shall be quick (and to be honest there isn’t much to show anyways 😉).
I worked on my Christmas Celebration Sampler and my goal of having it finished by the end of last week clearly remained on paper (or should I say bytes?). anyways, I managed to get the letter T and M blocks done (T is for Toys, Trains and Teddy Bears; M is for Mrs. Claus, Mistletoe and Mantelpiece) – and here’s where I shoehorn this project for my GiGi update: toys, trains and teddy bears are gifts. that’s the best I could do 😬
I put a lot of thought and care into this sampler, from the colour choices to the little details I stitched using Speciality Stitches instead of regular cross stitch, and I must say I feel very proud and triumphant when I look at how it’s coming along.
the other bits of life I can feature in GiGi’s update for June are the glorious gifts the garden is giving me these days. 😉 I started many flowers and herbs from Seed Savers Exchange heirloom seeds this late winter/early spring in my very first attempt at gardening, and here’s a how some of my summer girls are doing now that they’re starting to bloom.
last but not least, a TUSAL update shot exceptionally from the garden, next to the second flower to bloom: the Black Eyed Susan Vines 🙂
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