Two grands came to visit and brought their parents along for the trip. We had a marvelous time. Hiking, laughing, Legos, soccer, bike riding, Ladder Ball, BBQ, reading books, collecting bugs, meeting the chickens and collecting eggs, rocking babies on the porch.
I sincerely hope you have grands to rock and ride bikes with. How lucky are we??
I did not stitch a lick while they were visiting and the week after they went home, I moped. Prior to them arriving, I spent time stitching and have 3 finished items to share
Teresa from kitten stitcher/Shakespeare Peddler gently encouraged us to take our pictures with some of our finished samplers or pieces. Maybe add the pictures to the back for future generations. It doesn’t have to be formal, or fancy. Add a swipe of lipstick if that makes you smile brighter. Apron on or off, just take the picture! https://www.kittenstitcher.com/
This piece is the Jane Pattison sampler by Kitten Stitcher. I changed it into the Georgina Thomson family sampler. It turned out lovely. I am very pleased.
This is the “Coffee Saves Lives” sampler by Heartstring Samplery. 28 count linen and it hangs in between my kitchen and dining room. Makes me happy to have her fully finished.
This next one is by Heart in Hand Design. Tall Tree Sampler. I finished it into a hanging piece. I backed it with tie fabric from a no-longer-needed tie of Mr. Right. I love how it turned out and the added tie fabric is a very nice way to use old tie fabric.
Today is a very warm day here in Washington state. An ice cream kind of day. Homemade, creamy, dreamy, vegan Chocolate ice cream kind of day! That’s right. No dairy, no eggs, no gluten…would you like to know the secret ingredient? A baked Sweet Potato!
The recipe is from Brandi at The Vegan 8. https://thevegan8.com/4-ingredient-vegan-chocolate-ice-cream/
I am not a fan of sweet potatoes. Honestly, in this recipe, I will volunteer to be a banner waving fool to support the local sweet potato farmers! This is AMAZING!
Here’s to a lovely beginning of a healthy summer!
Sitting on the front porch, licking ice cream off my fingers……
In this together, friends,