Where did the year go?
I have to laugh when I read my last entry… that this year, I would be updating my blog more often! (good intentions!)
However, I really enjoy reading other people’s blogs (especially stitching and book review blogs!), so I am going to try to pick this one up again. I find blogs to be more interesting to read than the quick entries on facebook or instagram.
We had a very long winter here, but Spring was lovely. This summer I was able to start a perennial garden with the help of my English-born friend, Jill. She is an amazing gardener! I had bronchitis the day she came to help and after I picked up a (small : ( rock and started coughing, she made me sit in a chair and watch her work (sigh. Not fun!) However we still had fun and I am very grateful to her because she gave my garden a wonderful headstart. Here are some photos:
We had a lovely summer with enough rain in our area, and only a couple of short-lived heat waves. Here is my hydrangea bush in bloom:
We took a couple camping trips and trips to the Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown:
My husband started a home renovation project, replacing windows, doors, and insulating, with the help of our boys:
and he installed a pool in our backyard for us to enjoy on hot summer days!
And my grand-daughter comes to see us every now and then:
I still found time to do some stitching, and will get my photos up in my next post of some of my stitchy-projects.
So now we are up to Fall! this cool weather makes me want to huddle inside with a hot drink and do lots and lots of needlework. I have so many things I want to stitch! And needlework designers are always coming out with more and more lovely samplers and projects for us stitchers. We are so fortunate to live in a time when stitching materials are so varied and we have so many choices of linens and threads to stitch with.
My next post will be part 2 of a recap of the year, with some stitchy photos thrown in. Until next time,