I think I can show my finish of "Wedding Row". I know my nephew and his beautiful wife, Nancy are in Japan right now, and may not have opened it yet, but I doubt that they'll be checking my blog out on the honeymoon! So here it is. The colors aren't true which is sad as it's so much prettier than it looks. I really enjoyed the stitch. You can choose whatever colors you want and it took me a total of 26 hours and 45 minutes to complete. I plan on doing this one again for another gift next year.
I've also finished up "Love With an Open Heart". This will be made into a pillow for a sweet friend of mine. I loved working with all the colors, and the color of the fabric called for goes perfect with them. Sixteen hours total on this one.
Now! Phase two of my "peanut butter" tree. The first of the flowers are out. Here's the latest picture. As time goes on....there will be more color showing up and I'll show them all at once at the end of the season. You can see the pink showing up now. This tree amazes me each and every year.
I decided other day to take an old dark wooden chair that had been sitting on our tiny front porch and do something with it. I wanted to use it as garden decor. So! After picking up some red spray paint, I purchased a potted flowing Vinca for under five dollars. I added a piece of primitive decor that I already had in the living room, and this is the end result! Took only about a half hour to paint. I love it now and it brightens up a spot. I have about three more chairs. All different but all wooden and very sturdy. I think I see more painting fun in the close future.
I would love to gain more followers, so what I'm going to do is start filling a giveaway box! When I get 100 followers, I'll then draw a name from a hat....Well, maybe a bowl. No, a box.... Wait! Doesn't matter what it's drawn from, as long as all followers get a chance to win! So what I would like all to do is........If you're a follower of mine, please leave me your name in the comments below. All my long time followers please do this and if you're brand new, you do so as well. Make sure you you show up in my "Follow" list at the top of my blog page. No ending date for the drawing as it all depends when I hit the 100 followers! So jump in here so I can get to know you, and please let a friend know about the giveaway as well! The first gift in the giveaway box will be the chart of the piece above and as seen below. There will be many more goodies!
Now for everyone who is fighting this heat wave....Please stay safe inside when you can. Always start your car and give it a couple of minutes to cool down before you leave. Drink plenty of liquids and dress light.
To all my wonderful dear friends and followers! You stay safe and well also, and remember to "Feel the Colors"