It's definitely summer here in Upstate NY. We're having temperatures in the high 80's. That's out of my comfort zone for outdoor activities so I decided to spend my Sunday working on some hand sewing projects.
First up was this cute kit I ordered from Alicia Paulson's web shop.
blog, you need to head over there right now!
She is the most amazing photographer - she makes the everyday seem
spectacular. On top of that, she's a fantastic designer of felt and
embroidered projects. She recently released a set of patterns and kits
for stuffed animals - complete with Liberty of London clothing and hand
In the afternoon I worked on hand sewing the binding on and embellishing
a new July mini quilt that I'll show you later this week.
I'm linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts. Head on over to see what others are working on today.
With the knee replacements, I'm not able to kneel to garden anymore so the hubs
suggested a raised bed vegetable planter. We considered wooden beds, but
decided we should have something more permanent. We ended up designing a
stone planter and hired a mason to pour a foundation and cut and
install the capstones. Over the last week, hubs built the walls with a tiny bit of help from
me (I brushed dirt off the stones and squeezed out the adhesive). Then
we added 50 bags of soil and manure to fill it up before finally adding
the plants. We love the finished planter and the height is perfect to
sit on the edge and work in the garden.