Hello dear friends and neighbors...hope you enjoyed
a relaxing weekend!
Can you believe this is the last week of July?
I clearly remember July of 1992...extremely
hot, humid and very pregnant!
To my surprise and relief I gave birth to my
dear son Samuel two weeks early on July 29, 1992.
The years have too quickly passed...it sure doesn't
seem possible that he'll turn 23 on Wednesday!
Happy Birthday Sam...love mom!
~ Studio News ~
I'm so blessed to be able to drive to Wichelt Imports to
pick up all my linen and thread orders.
Plus, it's so wonderful to work with them one~on~one
with the designer programs!
I'm excited to stitch new models using these beautiful new
Excellent new colors!
As many of you know...I love Cafe Mocha's!
The Golden Needle is outstanding, the model for
Humble Hare Handwork's next kit is stitched on this...will
reveal on Friday post!
Next, Belfast Linen...
I love stitching on Belfast ~ Platinum, but decided to explore
some new color choices...what do you think?
Oh, how I wish there were more hours in a day...I could
get so much more accomplished!
Every year our neighbors stop by to drop off fresh
One of my favorites...green beans!
I love the opportunity to use my beautiful antique colander,
which belonged to my Grandfather's mother!
~ Naughty Woodchucks ~
Our old fired clay tiled silo...
LQQks can be deceiving...from this angle the old
silo LQQks okay...sadly it's not!
We recently discovered that woodchucks have burrowed
under the corner foundation of the barn and
also under the silo...naughty woodchucks!
I don't have to travel to Italy to see the
"Leaning Tower of Pisa"...we have one right here on the farm!
At the fast rate it's sliding...it could collapse any day!
It will be a real mess to clean up!
So sad to see it go!
Do you remember a few weeks ago when the Robin's nest
fell on top of my Petunia's?
They were definitely crushed, but not broken, look at them now...
They have made a full recovery...yay!
Here in Wisconsin the country roadsides are alive
with wildflowers and such...
Sumac just about everywhere!
Lots and lots of Chicory Flower.
Black Eyed Susan...so pretty!
I love flowers that are shades of purple.
Hollyhocks...standing tall and proud!
Soaking up the warm sunshine!
~ Weekly Soul Food ~
Thou art my hiding place;
thou shalt preserve me from trouble;
thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
~ Psalm 32:7...KJV ~
12 Steps for Self~Care
1. If it feels wrong...don't do it.
2. Say "exactly" what you mean.
3. Don't be a people pleaser.
4. Trust your instincts.
5. Never speak bad about yourself.
6. Never give up on your dreams.
7. Don't be afraid to say "No".
8. Don't be afraid to say "Yes".
9. Be KIND to yourself and others.
10. Let go of what you can't control.
11. Stay away from drama & negativity.
12. Live with a JOYFUL HEART!
Have a wonderful week and enjoy this last
week of July!