I realize that I definitely suffer from attention deficit disorder when it comes to stitching. I decided that since there was no way I was going to finish my dragon by the end of June as I had planned (though I have made some progress on him...)
I might as well throw aside all my WIPs and start some new projects. First is this cute patriotic freebie . I did this on coffee-dyed Aida. Sorry for the craptastic picture (here and elsewhere). I do have a decent camera, I'm just a lousy photographer.
I then finished it as a box top using an unfinished small box which I stained, painted white and then sanded. I like prim/antique stuff, can you tell?
I think I have a thing for little boxes. Here is another one which I did previously--the design is the Goode Huswife's Nine Patch Pincushion.
I then I embarked on another freebie, Coffin Buzz from Plum Street Samplers.
I had wanted to do this one for some time since I am pretty much known for being nonfunctional until I take in at least two cups of coffee. My DD's friend wrote in her yearbook, "I guess I'll see you at Starbucks this summer..."
I finally found a copy of the Just Cross Stitch issue with the Christmas ornies but the thing I liked the most was the patriotic angel stitched on perforated paper which I am working on currently, but I am only a few dozen stitches into it so really not worth a picture.
Summer has arrived and it is hot and miserable. The only thing I like about the entire season, aside from the 4th of July, is my garden and having homegrown tomatoes. After the 4th, I will be counting down the days until fall arrives!
I am still patiently (not) waiting for my Silkweavers order so I can start Mary Wigham. I was not crazy about the recommended colors so I decided to do MW in various shades of blue, brown & gray.
Lastly, here is my baby Cody wondering why I am outside taking pictures first thing in the morning.
Have a good holiday and keep cool everyone! Thanks again for all the nice comments!