Recently I published a picture of the pink hardy hibiscus in our front yard. The white one above is one of many we have in the back yard. These all came with the house more than 30 years ago.
Here is one more image from outside. Do you remember when we got home from Florida a couple of weeks ago and immediately had to have a trench dug for a new electric line to the garage? That trench went through the beautiful unexpected July green lawn I found in the back yard. That same day I spread grass seed where the soil had been dug, then watched the birds arrive to work on what they could find. I didn't mind sharing. :) Anyway, between my watering and a tiny bit of rain, we actually have some grass growing!
At the beginning of July a very nice lady in Iowa purchased one-of-a-kind Sr. Mary Frances from my Etsy shop. I have quite a few original design doll outfits for Barbie and American Girl size dolls in my shop.
Sr. made such a hit out there in Iowa that the lady asked if I could make three more habits for her dolls and design a friar's robe for her Ken doll. I said yes, she ordered the outfits, and I have been hard at work every second I can find. It has been a challenge to make four outfits quickly.
The lady sent me images of a beautiful display of a convent that appears to be overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. I am very pleased my designs will be part of her display.
I did learn something when I so ambitiously said I could make these four outfits in three weeks. I learned just how extremely time consuming it was to make these. Being on a self imposed deadline showed me just how long these take to make. When designing and creating at my own pace, I am sure I lose track of time! Time flies when you're having fun....
So, that's the update. When we got home from Florida I said I probably wouldn't be doing so much needlework, but it didn't work out that way, did it? I truly enjoy making things for our shop and sincerely appreciate those who order from it.
What are you doing in all this heat? If you are a needlework person, are you staying inside where it is cool to work on needlework projects?
All the best,