Well the year is flying by--I don't know if it seems that way due to my rapidly advancing age or because of the fact that I keep pretty busy (mostly because of the kids--I myself have no life) but it seems Halloween should be upon us soon : ). The garden is finally in full swing. I won't bore you all with too many plant pics but I had to show my favorite roses, called Stars and Stripes. I am not a huge fan of roses but these are pretty cool. And since I hate store-bought tomatoes I grow lots of them every year. My local nursery has a pretty good variety and I like to try some of the more unusual types--this one is Green Zebra. My still-tiny corn plants are in the background. The last is a picture of my herb garden with my big bay laurel in the foreground. Having a garden is my favorite thing (actually the only thing I like) about summer. I could really do without the heat and scorching CA sun.
All right, enough plant talk. One of my Yahoo groups had a virtual stitch-in over the weekend and I put several hours in on my latest project, Bird in Hand by La D Da, for which I used DMC and some mystery overdyed linen. Didn't quite manage to finish, though he is close--he will eventually be slapped on the top of a large wooden box I am using to contain some of my stash, so hopefully I will have a finish-finish picture soon.
I also wrapped up this little Stacy Nash Garden Gate pinkeep--this was supposed to be for an exchange but I didn't want to part with it when it was done so I stitched something else for my partner instead!
Not much else going on. I added a Wish List on my sidebar so if you happen to have any of these charts and wouldn't mind parting with them, please let me know. Thanks for all comments!