It couldn’t be any more “summer” right now if I planned it. It is so far from feeling like fall it isn’t even funny. We were in the midst of the dog days of summer when I posted last week and it hasn’t changed a bit. I’ve been watering my gardens and staying inside in the afternoon. I appreciate every season and the routines and memories they bring. Summer means I don’t have to try to keep warm. Summer means iced tea, hot nights and fireflies. Summer means baseball (hopefully) and hot dogs on the grill.
The leaves on my hollyhocks show just how dry it has been but their happy little faces brighten up my garden. These particular plants came up from seeds and I love when my flowers help me out!
My lilies have started to bloom. I have over 30 different lilies and when they get going they put on an amazing show!
Summer is a good time for portable handwork. I typically save my marathon, machine sewing for rainy days when I can’t work in my gardens. My studio gets a ton of sun which is great in the winter but it makes it very hot in the summer. Bringing handwork downstairs is preferable.
Fall is by far my favorite season to design pieces for. I love pumpkins of any shape, size or color. I also love old trucks. I can picture myself driving around town in a cool, old truck just like this one.
Bullion knots make cute, dimensional stems for the pumpkins while lazy-daisies make quick leaves.
This is a large piece but easy enough to finish in time to beautify your table for fall. The pattern is available here in my shop.
Wherever you are and whatever your weather is like, I hope you find time to relax and do something you love. Thanks for stopping by today!
Many blessings to you,