If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.Frances Hodgson Burnett
The start of spring here in Phoenix hasn’t quite been what I hoped it would be. April, like March, is starting off windy and the temperatures have been in the 90s. Usually this time of year is quite pleasant, and most days have been, it’s just that I’m tired of windy and blustery days. Our little garden is still doing well but with the warmer temperatures I’ve lost a few plants but thats ok, I knew a few would not be able to take the heat or the intense sun. So, this past week I have been trimming and drying many of our herbs, which has made our kitchen smell so good!
Yesterday I stopped into Joanns and came home with a new magazine, In Her Garden by Stampington & Co. What a beautiful magazine ! There are so many wonderful stories, articles and crafty things to make in this magazine. This issue is definitely a keeper and I hope the publish more.
I found a cross stitch pattern in Joanns that I’ve wanted for a while, Stitchy Stars by Lori Holt. I also bought a wood plaque that I plan to white wash, which will be the back drop to the finished piece (like shown in the photo to the right) and bought the thread colors needed but opted to try the new Anchor Threads in place of DMC. Having thread on a spool is rather convenient and much easy to maintain than standard floss, or at least I think it is. I can’t wait to start this project and when it’s finished I plan to hang it above my bulletin board.
They only other thing I’m working on is my Azalea tee. I finished the ribbing and now I’m working on the body, which may take me a bit to finish. I really love the colors in the yarn and look forward to seeing how my tee turns out.
Have a wonderful and peaceful day !