Sunday, June 26, 2016

Window washing

Those of you who have been long-time readers of my blog know that I like to wash my windows. So on my first day of summer vacation, I just had to tackle my living room windows....one picture window, four double-hung windows and a pair of sliding doors. 
Usually this would be completed in April or May, but I just did not have the wherewithal to attempt it on the weekends. This room takes over 3 hours to complete as I must also wash, dry and rehang the sheer curtains on the front window on the same day (our house faces the stem of a T-shaped road and the headlights shine in from the cars at night....no privacy without the curtains). Sometimes I iron the window pane drapes and put them up on the same day.
I was ambitious yesterday and managed to complete the ironing and hanging.

I knew I would be staying home yesterday as we were waiting for the pool company to come fix the skimmer and filter. Hubby is happy that he has his pool back in full working order.
While I was washing the screens I noticed that my day-lilies have started to bloom. 
They are behind many of those in my neighborhood, but I usually have them in bloom for July 4th. 
My pots by the sliding doors are also filling in nicely.
I have finally finished all of the nasty back-stitching for the netting on the pup's hammock. It was so difficult to follow the chart and see the brown lines on the brown pup.
I still have the outlining of the hammock and pup and then all of the lettering. I am determined to finish this before I go back to Baker Beach otherwise this will never get done.
 I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday StitchingI think you can guess what mine is going to be. Tomorrow I will join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. I will also join Cath for Design Board Monday on Monday. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!



   

18 comments:

Jo said...

I'm not a fan of window washing but I love the puppy

scraphappy said...

Always so nice to have fresh clean windows. The pup is adorable in his hammock, even if it was a pain to stitch.

Kate said...

Love the puppy in the hammock!!

The Cozy Quilter said...

So cute!!!! Our window need to be cleaned as well. We are in the middle of some renovations so cleaning the windows will have to wait. Have fun stitching today!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Such an adorable pup!

butterfly said...


What can I say its all wonderful , love your stitching , beautiful flowers and great looking windows .
Wonderful post .
Have a fun week .

Needled Mom said...

Ahh....there is nothing like clean windows and curtains. I wish they could stay like that a bit longer than they do.

I love the hammock!!! That looks so cute.

Quilter Kathy said...

I hate washing windows and wish you lived close enough to come over and help me!!
Love the puppy stitching! He looks so relaxed and happy!

Jennifer said...

Will you come wash my windows? Not a favorite of mine and I must admit I let them go way too long between washings. The puppy is amazing and I love it!

Julierose said...

Love that summer doggie--so cute--gold stars for your window washing efforts--not easy work. good for you!! Hugs, Julierose

mamasmercantile said...

Good for you getting the windows done, our windows are on the list for this week, not a job I enjoy but I do like the end result. The pup is adorable.

Ivani said...

So cute this puppy pattern. Very well stitched. Love your folwers.

karen said...

I just did all of my windows in a week and replaced all of the mini blinds as well. It was a huge undertaking and I'm thrilled it's over and done with. My day lilies are blooming too!!!

The Crafty Creek said...

Your pup is so cute :-)

Cath said...

Hello Cathie...thanks for linking up for DBM at Bits 'n Bobs. Gosh! you have your work cut out for you washing those windows.....I wonder? could you pop over and do mine?!!! I love the day lillies and such colourful pot plants.....the cross stitch puppy is delightful and you did a marvelous job with the outlining....hope to see more!

Rebecca Grace said...

Your needlework is fabulous! I love how the hammock is stitched on top of the cross stitched puppy. What a cool 3-D effect!

Carol said...

Such a cute puppy--haven't seen that one before, but it is adorable. Your pool looks very tempting--enjoy!!

Tiffstitch said...

That looks lovely, and glad your pool is back up and running. Hope the rest of the backstitch isn't as annoying as the netting on the pup. You're so close!