Most of my stitching the past week has been on my Blackbird Designs Button Box. This design is from their latest book, In Friendship's Way. The house is coming along slowly what with all those little bricks to be stitched.
I really love the colours in this piece. I got stalled in the beginning because I wasn't happy with the dye lot of the Old Brick floss I was using. After ordering another skein along with one more skein of the Old Marigold I was back on track. I still want to do a bit of frogging on the flowers in the pot and use the new dye lots that I have.
I plan on finishing this as suggested, as a button box. I'll be on the hunt for the perfect box next.
Since my last post with the pic on In Season, I have done only a smidge more. I've started the large leaf on the top right of the basket and I've started to add the little flowers to the top left. Really not much of a change since you last saw it.
The garden is finally starting to take shape here. My son Dan came out to help with the weeding and planting. Then my hubby topped up the beds with new earth and some mulch. One of my new columbines finally opened this week. Unfortunately Bob accidentally covered my other columbine plant with the earth and mulch. I'm still trying to dig it out and I'm not sure if it will flower.
I also added a new piece of Mexican Talavera pottery to my collection thanks to my Mom's birthday gift to me. I now have 2 of these flanking each side of my garage.
Finally I'll leave you with this sunset pic that was taken from my back window. I was just closing the blinds for the evening and had no idea that the sky was so colourful. When I got a glimpse, I grabbed my camera and took a snap.