We had some rain over the weekend and it has done the garden some good, the temperature has dropped to a manageable 21 degrees today and the all the birdies are much more alert and active. I saw Mr Robin today and I have not seem him in weeks. I wondered where he and his family had gone but it seems all were sheltering in leafy trees and bushes to escape the heat. Miss Muddy is back daily right now and I have seen her partner and also hear him sing in our elderflower tree as well. The chuckle brothers ( magpies) are back too and still up to their antics... and to my relief butterflies again as there have been too many casualties in this heat so I heard on the news the other day...
The sun has returned once more and today I am going to sit in the garden and stitch for as long as the back will allow me... It is a long process getting it all sorted and I am afraid my patience does not extend to being ill myself... I am a terrible patient ( my husbands words and I am in full agreement with him) The weather is set to rise again this week so I am going to make the most of sitting in the garden with the birds all being happier in the cooler few days...
I had an exciting time at the photographers as well with dressing some of the things I wanted him to take photos of for me. It is a different world really with the technology they have at their finger tips and lenses of all shapes and sizes. I have also opened a drop box with his help and that means he can take shots and up load them there and I have my pass word to get in. I can see the photos and then tell him what I think or if I like this or that .... technology you have got to love how things are that instant haven't you.
Anyway back to the here and now. I have a basket full of gorgeous things to stitch and I am going to enjoy today very much. Where our garden furniture is there is a wall mounted fountain and it trickles away in the background. It is soothing and peaceful sat there and the smell of the freshly rain
Our garden was a bit battered in the storms over the weekend but it is bouncing back as the plants seem to do and me well I am going to sit and take wee little stitches in the sun and get my creative juices flowing today.
I have some really beautiful French antique silk embroidery threads and one is pictured at the top of this page. It is the most gorgeous of blues and I want to incorporate some of the precious thread in the Miss Muddy Beak new design. I am very much looking forward to how it might turn out.
I have my week sorted out ( in principal anyway) and I have another appointment with the photographer at the end of the week. Also going to see Mum and hope that the meds are working for her and of course the cooler weather may have cheered her some what.
For now though I have a whole day planned out to slow stitch and tomorrow planned for design and probably more sewing as well so I am happy and content. To be able to connect with the fabric and thread is very satisfying and calming. I am going to take out a warm herbal tea ( I might have a blackcurrant one) and then start my day in earnest. I hope you all have a wonderful day and I will see you back here on Thursday.
Happy Stitching! XX