Monday, September 29, 2014

The storms have passed

What a crazy day we had here in The Valley on Saturday. While at work it started to rain, thunder clapped loudly and then it poured and all broke loose. Trees down, power lines down and power outages. Our power went out briefly at Jo Ann's and we escorted people to the front of the store to wait it out. As soon as the lights returned, back to business. We were lucky at The Horton House, nothing broken. Mr H worried about me at work and by the time I left at 5 PM it was just spritzing. All this summer rain will certainly bring many Spring flowers for us. Sunday brought a quiet stitching day for me, that is in between resting my right hand which is beginning to swell again. I am dreading getting the injection again. So, what did I stitch....
This is from The Primitive Hare and I used 28 ct Mushroom and the listed DMC threads. Mabon is the Autumn Equinox. I love the grapes. When I was a little girl, September/October was the time we got to pick the grapes from Uncle Paul's arbors and make jam and jelly.
Then I visited my next RR partner Catherine's blog and found just what I think she will like....want a peek...

well, you didn't really expect more did you. Catherine may stop by for a visit and I would not want her to know what it is yet. But I will show you an update on Cinderella...
coming along nicely. I have several days off so I hope to get much more stitched on this, as well as my RR and the Christmas ornaments that I have started. All depends on my hand of course. After the storms of Saturday, the morning temps were delightful and Mr H and I sat out on the lanai for a couple of hours while I stitched and he did some plant trimming. It is so nice to be able to open the kitchen slider so early today and enjoy cool temps. We may have a cool down these nest few days with temps under 100...that will be delightful for sure. How pleasant to have you stop by and chat. Your kind words always make my day. I must have a cup of coffee and some toast..... have a wonderful day.

5 comments:

cucki said...

I love your sweet stitching so much..
Pretty sweet..
Hugs and kisses xx

rosey175 said...

I just finished making grape jelly from grapes acquired through the winery next door! Your stitch looks yummy. :D

Hope your hand calms down and you continue to have lovely weather~

shirley flavell said...

As you are enjoying some cooler temps we are ramping up for summery weather. It has been amazing the last few days. Would like it to stay as it is but know it gets hotter and hotter for the next few months. Your stitching is lovely Gracie and do hope your hand and wrist will be ok. Hugs Shirley

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching again.
Hope your hand will be ok.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love your idea of cooler temperatures! Glad you are feeling comfortable anyway.

The more of these little freebies I see the more I like them. I wasn't so keen on the Beltane one when it first came out but now I think they make a great collection. I asked and there will be eight altogether. I think they will be on next year's list!