The patriotic décor will soon come down and be replaced with sunflowers and bees.
I fully finished the three small pieces I shared in my last post here.
The first one is just the bee skep and a couple of bees from Pinker N’ Punkin Quilting’s Mini Bee Sampler.
I got a few of these small 3 x 3 picture frames from Michael’s last month and knew I wanted to stitch something tiny for the Hoosier cabinet.
The next finish is another Pinker N’ Punkin design, Mini Sunflower Sampler. I made this one into a small pillow using some Lori Holt fabric and twine.
I used a small piece of wool felt to cover the opening on the back.
Both of the PNP pieces were stitched on 40 count Mallow Raw by Zweigart. I selected floss from my stash.
Thank you, Melisa, for your kindness and generosity in sharing your sweet designs.
The last finish is Harvest, a collaboration between Hands on Design and Priscilla Blain of Stitching withthe Housewives. The stitching is on 14 count aida in chalkboard black by Wichelt, and I used the called for floss. The fabric is a piece of Fig Tree leftover from the Sewcialites 2 quilt along.
Covering the opening in the back is a piece of felt adorned with a small pin and Lori Holt buttons.
I still need (or rather, want) more sunflowers and bees but it is doubtful I’ll get around to stitching more.
A friend, you know who you are 😊, pointed out that while I shared photos of the geese last time, I never showed the lake. So, I’m including a few photos now.
There is a sidewalk around the lake and a foot bridge that crosses in the center.
There are ducks, geese and swans. I'll have to photograph the swans next time. There are also bald eagles and owls but I haven't had any luck getting their picture.