Today, we celebrate the first day of summer in France. This is "La Fête de la Musique" and everywhere in France, in big cities as well as in small villages, people, old and young, will play music outside... all kind of music. It is going to be a great evening.
This morning, I walked around my garden and enjoyed the blooming flowers. I especially like the color of the hydrangea.
Want a closer look ?
The garden is so beautiful these days... So I decided to surprise my wife with a nice country bouquet of flowers. I cut flowers and a few branches of this and that and it imediately created a lovely atmosphere on our terrace table.
Well, You might think, by now, that it has nothing to do with stitching. So, let's talk about it.
I am finishing the Lady Jane Garden basket and accessories by Jackie Du Plessis. What was the most difficult part for me is now almost finished. It's the pocket with gussets which has a padded front and which will be added to the inside of the stitched needle case. As usual, I am a bit long but it is for a good cause : finishing it nicely and making it one of my Antique of the Future.
Like many of you, I have several summer projects on my to-do list. This summer, I plan to stitch two samplers.
The first one is Tribute to Summer by Stacy Nash. I am waiting for my linen and silks to arrive.
The second one is Hillside Travelers by LHN. Here are the coton threads.
Finally, I have decided to do the Stitch Me club 2011 of Nataliejo from L'Atelier Perdu. Though I hesitated because I have so many projects in my stash already, it was impossible not to participate to a fun club from one of my favorite designers.
I wish you all a wonderful summer (and those in the southern hemisphere a beautiful and cosy winter). I will try to post from time to time. So let's keep in touch...