Not a lot is blooming there now, but I love the color of leaves, back-lit by the morning light.
And there was trumpet vine...
Which started me thinking, how sweet it would be to have a little vine covered cottage in our woods, so I came in and rummaged through my vintage fabric stash, and began to stitch the little cottage that was in my head.
I had a little help sorting my embroidery supplies...
|Guess which skein Scout "helped" with?|
I stitched until my middle finger bled (really) and had to resort to using a thimble. I'm not good with thimbles. I finished it this morning and couldn't wait to show you. I was going to ask what you would put in your little cottage in the woods. I took it up to my workroom, placed it on the ironing board, grabbed what I thought was a sheet of parchment paper for pressing, and pressed a few seconds before realizing I had grabbed FUSIBLE WEBBING. Crappity crap! And so much worse!!
Frantically, I tried to remove the sticky layer. I washed it, picked at it, scraped it. I look up from my ironing board to see a truck in the driveway. A delivery scheduled for after lunch, was arriving at 10:30 and me still bed-headed and wearing dirty barn clothes! More words said.
In the interest of keeping it real, I'm going to show a portion of it anyway...
|Here's a bit of it, still wet from washing with bits of goo clinging and covering up my handstitching.|
I'll be adding insect repellent to my list of cottage supplies, because I just found a deer tick on my hip. Could this day be more perfect?
Any one else have a crafty disaster? Anyone know how to remove fusible goo?
I'd still like to know what you'd put in your little cottage.
Also, check for ticks!