Hi friends! I finished the "A Year of Celebrations: July" pattern by Hands On Design. This is found in the July 2014 issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework Magazine.
I also worked on some sewing this week. I made a peter pan collar and attached it to a shirt. You would not think it that hard. Well.... unless you have the exact same size shirt with neck opening, the template I am using does not work. So I adjusted. And adjusted. And adjusted. And then sewed. And thought it seemed, um a bit weird, but thought I guess this is the way it is supposed to be. Then you look at the final product and say oh boy! This is bad. And Madeleine says, "Mom, it looks like a clown shirt. You can't wear that." You try not to cry because you just want a dumb shirt. So I set it aside, finished the above cross stitch. I then took the collar all apart. Now this week I will start again. I am hoping to show you a shirt next time friends.
It has been really hot here. In the 90's. Not good at all for headaches. I have been getting gardening done early in the morning. Then I have to hide out in the air conditioning. If I must go out, it is dash to the car and dash into air conditioning. My headache soars with heat.
Yesterday we went out for a nice dinner with our in-laws for Father's Day. Then we went to one of our favorite custard stands for frozen custard. On our way out, we saw a man sitting on the patio with a pot bellied pig on his lap! I had to stop and ask about it. His name is Howie. :) He is 2 years old. They live to be about 15 years old. They are very smart. He looked to be about 30 to 35 pounds. The man fed him frozen custard on the ground and Howie ate it up while wagging his tail. ;) Only in Wisconsin!
I hope you have a great week my friends! Thank you for stopping in today.
Stitching and praying,