i wanted her july card to be a memory card of the great holiday time that we shared.
it's almost finished and i'm not going to reveal the whole thing just yet but i would like to show you a stitched felt watermelon slice that i added to this card. yes, we did eat lots of watermelon on the 4th and with our recent weather being so hot i have been craving some more. besides being a traditional food for the summer holidays it always tastes so good and is so refreshing on a hot day.
this is my offering for Slow Sunday Stitching. it's a macro shot and this tiny stitched bit is actually only about an inch and a quarter from edge to edge and three quarters of an inch from top to bottom so you are really seeing some up close detail in this shot. i stitched a seed for each person that was here for the holiday including one for grand-dog suki. it was fun to make and i hope that it makes you smile and reach for a slice of this fun summer time treat.
if watermelon isn't your idea of cool summer goodness, share in the comments what makes you feel refreshed on a hot day.
for some more slow stitch eye candy join in over at Kathy's Quilting for this weeks Slow Sunday Stitching event.
while i'm on the subject of wonderful daughter's postcards i will also show you the completed june card.
if it seems familiar that is because she really liked one that i made recently for her uncles birthday. i decided to make another one that used some of the same elements within in it for her.
hers has a bit of embroidery worked in as well as a stitched edge treatment. mostly paper but some paint and brads found their way in along with some stamp art.
that crane cut-out comes from the Audubon Society. i love getting their magazine and this crane shows up a lot on their solicitations. companies spend a lot on advertising and sometimes it's really beautiful so i hoard it away (oh yes, i do have those tendencies) for future projects.
some recent gifts include:
~ice water. LOTS of ice water.
~communicating with my mom on a nearly daily basis
~a frilly pink hollyhock debuting in my garden
~bunches and bunches of daisy's and black eyed susan's in a riot of summer bloom
~enough energy to make a little bit of daily progress on a path project within the garden that i have been thinking about for a long time