The pattern is one which I obtained from My Aunt's Attic. Since these patterns are not named I've dubbed this one Butterflies for now. I'm using a Dinky Dyes silk which I got in my goodie bag at retreat last fall. Blue is my favourite colour and I love the shade of this one. If you haven't yet checked out this particular blog, make sure that you do. As explained on the site, these patterns were found by Lillian Kok of the Netherlands in the attic of her husband's aunt. It is not known who the designers are. There are an incredible amount of gorgeous patterns, all free to download. It's well worth a visit!Other than stitching on this piece and my stitching gift I haven't accomplished much of anything. It's been a lousy week here for gardening.... too much rain. The rain managed to beat down all my peonies and I was only able to save a couple of blooms for the house. I planted some Gerber daisies in my front garden but I not having much luck with them. They don't tolerate the heat well and this garden faces south so I find that by noon my poor daisies are wilting. Since I don't return home from work until around 4, they're looking pretty sad by then. I'm thinking of pulling them out to put in pots and planting something else in their place.
Not much else going on here right now. I'm working the weekend and will take my stitching along with me in the hopes that it's quiet and I can sneak in some extra stitches. I'm in the mood to stitch on Weather Wise tonight and I also plan on getting in some time on CdC next week while I'm off. Right now I'm headed off to do some baking. I've got a wicked craving for date squares right now and I don't think I've baked anything in the past 2 years since the boys all left home. It's way overdue!