Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

Monday, July 25, 2016

A Tiny Bit Of July

Hi friends! Is it terribly hot by you? It certainly is here. I have done nothing but hide inside the house in the A/C to avoid soaring headaches.

I finished up the tiny July sampler from 365 Tiny Cross Stitch Designs.
 I made several color changes: white to B5200, 606 to 816, 912 to 420. Also I added in the two yellows, 726 and 727. I could not stitch up my corn in tans! Would you eat tan corn?! The other change I made to this band sampler is the ants. The ones charted look like spiders. I took ants they have in a design for "July 27th" and used them instead. I gave them one extra leg however. It bugged me (HA!) that they gave them only four legs, as ants have 6. Well 6 will not fit in there, 5 barely did, but I think it looks better.
This was stitched one over one with DMC on 25 ct white evenweave.

I have now begun the August Joyful World SAL.

I have drawn the name for the winner of the SB Flag chart..... Christina!  :)  
I finished reading Jane and the Genius of the Place by Stephanie Barron. AWESOME reading my friends. I tried. I truly tried from the start to pay close attention to detail so I could figure this mystery out!! I could not. I love that. ;)

For everyone who loves Jane Austen...The fourth engaging mystery in the series that recasts the well-loved author as a sleuth!

In the waning days of summer, Jane Austen is off to the Canterbury Races, where the rich and fashionable gamble away their fortunes. It is an atmosphere ripe for scandal—but even Jane is unprepared for the shocking drama that unfolds. A flamboyant French beauty, known for her brazen behavior, is found gruesomely strangled in a shabby chaise. While many urge the arrest of a known scoundrel with eyes for the victim, Jane looks further afield and finds a number of acquaintances behaving oddly.

As rumors spread like wildfire that Napoleon's fleet is bound for Kent, Jane suspects that the murder was an act of war rather than a crime of passion. Suddenly the peaceful fields of Kent are a very dangerous place...and Jane's thirst for justice may exact the steepest price of all—her life.
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. I am grateful for your friendship! Have a wonderful week!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie


42 comments:

Annie said...

What a cute little July piece. Love how much thought you gave to it and I think your changes really make it special!

CJ said...

It is always hot here. Stay cool and stitch on!!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a sweet July piece! I like your changes and no, I wouldn't eat tan corn. Stay cool, Vickie!

Jenny said...

Good Morning Vickie.....Okay I am in love with your July stitching and your cubby is just precious! I would have changed the corn to yellow too :) I really had to laugh when you were talking about the ants...they have been bugging me too...in real life....they think my kitchen is the place to be....oh well at least my cupboards have had a good cleaning! I hope you are having a good day my friend....it has been so terribly hot here too! Sending hugs your way!

Brigitte said...

That's a sweet little sampler for July. I remember the others you stitched from the same book, they are all very beautiful.
It seems to be extremely hot in some parts of your country, so it's no wonder that you prefer staying inside because of your headaches. Let's hope that the new medication will help you.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I will be checking in to see if the blood pressure medication works for you. Fingers crossed! Lovely little stitcheries..all pretty together.

ALICE MARGAUX said...

Lovely, you do nice needlework and I love the designs. Happy Stitching Alice Margaux.

Mary said...

Very cute finish. I agree with the color changes, I have never seen tan corn before.

gracie said...

Your July collection is wonderful. Stay cool as Dennis and I are trying to do with this heat here in Arizona.

Manuela said...

Wonderful little finish. I like your shelf very much.
Greetings, Manuela

Barbara said...

I really like how your shelf is turning out. Beautiful stitching!
Keep cool.

marly said...

That's it. I am officially crowning you Queen of Over One.

Maggee said...

Another cute July finish! They certainly look good in the case! Hugs!

Barb said...

Your July piece is lovely! Tan corn????? I totally agree with you, yellow is much better. It seems I'm always changing colors.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Love your latest piece. At first glance I thought they were little black rabbits which I would much rather have at a picnic than ants!
Your colour changes are very sensible. Did I ever mention that I got a copy of that book?

Linda said...

Congrats on another adorable finish Vickie.

Linda

Bea said...

July looks very cute and so does your cubby. I have that author on my list to look for next time I'm at the library. I enjoy all things Austen and Regency.

Von said...

Hi Vickie! You be sure to stay cool right in the draft of the A/C! It's a great time to get some stitching and reading done. But I need to be sure to keep my roses watered - weather like this really dries them out.

Beth said...

Your collection on July stitches is wonderful.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely finish! I hear you - it's boiling hot here and I've basically been hibernating all summer. Keep cool! :D

Maggie said...

Your cubby collection is growing, lovely finish for July.

It's just about right here in the middle of England at the moment, we have had some very hot (for us) temperatures the last couple of weeks, i for one am glad it's cooled off a little.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Love your finish. :) Wishing you a day filled with many blessings sweet friend. :)

Carol said...

Yes, this heat is getting to me, Vickie--I feel like a slug! And yesterday at the library the AC wasn't working. What a long, exhausting day that was... I do love this latest July piece with the teeny American flag--adorable. And I agree--the poor ants need six legs :)

WOODY said...

Hi Vicky, thanks for passing by. Very cute your stiching and the changings are lovely:)) have a nice week🤗💓

Lumiruusu said...

The second July piece ia very sweet I like again every little detail you included to it ! We have so HoT here have to go to our swimming place at the evening!

Justine said...

Another sweet July stitch...your display is just stunning!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Super cute finish, Vickie! Nope, no tan corn for me! I love how your printers block is turning out.

Stay cool - it's miserable!

Melinda said...

Hot here too, but I am blessed that it doesn't bother me. I love your Summer little tiny sampler and it looks so perfect in your Summer Display. I agree, you must have yellow corn

Jackie said...

You really do such a great job with changing colors! Color is something I struggle with. It's not intuitive for me at all. I agree with you - corn should not be tan! :)

Lesley said...

A very pretty finish:)

Mii Stitch said...

Another small cutie finish :)

Karyn said...

I love your tiny July sampler! In fact, I love them all so far and adore your display <3 what a great idea! Your changes to the design are perfect, too :) great job!
Congratulations Christina!
Stay cool, dear friend
Hugs

Penny said...

Your tiny little July finish is cute - and I must say I love the ants in your stitched piece much better than in my house. We have had such a problem with them this summer. Maybe they are just trying to escape the horrible heat. And I agree - tan corn? : )

Cindy's Stitching said...

A pretty finish vickie. Try to stay cool.

Carolien said...

Oh dear, still hot, I'm sorry!

Your stitches are lovely. Picknicks are great, I love to do that!

Have a good day, my friend.

Lili said...

Very cute finish!
Your display is lovely! Pretty pieces!!
To much hot here.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Margaret said...

Love the finish! Your little cubby drawer is so neat. Sorry you have to stay indoors with the heat. :(

KimM said...

Another adorably sweet finish, Vickie. Love it. I'm with you....the heat and humidity is suffocating. A/C is a blessing.
xxx

Kaisievic said...

Wish that I could send you some of our winter cool! Love you finish for July and your July cubby is looking fabulous.

gominam said...

Congrats on another pretty finish to add to your July collection:)

Weronika said...

Wonderful stitching. What a nice way do display your work!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

We could easily take some of your heat Vickie, it's been a very cool summer here in Scotland.