Simple simple. Didn't I say that? No more hanging baskets or flowers. ...... Going back to the Amish tomorrow for just a few little items but why make that trip? To save a few dollars? Or am I a compulsive flower buyer and secretly plan on more? While getting a few more tomato plants today, I was behind a woman that had three huge hanging baskets of minitunias, one hot pink one yellow one purple. That did it. I so hope I calm down and don't buy any more but I think flowers have the power over me.
I added a flag to the sack and like it. I think it will sit on a little table by the swing since it won't take up much room. Love the Creeping Jenny color.
I've had this wicker fern stand for 40 years and it's very sturdy. I am sorry that I sprayed it cream and didn't leave it natural. Way too much work to remove it. It's been in the attic for 30 years and thought it might work well for one of the ferns.
For some reason, it looks very odd to me. The fern is too large? Too tall? When the fronds grow out they will cover the pot area and look better? It reminds me of myself 40 years ago, when I was a skinny 125# at 5'10" with long wild hair.
The stand is over three foot tall and perfect in that shady spot but .... this just looks wrong! My first year with ferns and maybe it looks as it should, just quite different from my usual. Is it just me?
I've removed those freaking leaves on the PS several times because of being off a stitch. Not a big deal on a sampler but you can tell if the edge of the design isn't straight on this piece. What began as 32 count is now 35 after all the dyeing. Whether you call it shrinkage or the linen just contracts and can be stretched out with an iron, I don't know. Too late to press and stretch but I am getting 17/18 stitches to an inch and having a difficult time on this darkness. But I think it's going to be great.
Have a great hump day.
Thanks for visiting.