Sunday, July 1, 2018

It's hot!

The temperature on my back yard deck registers almost 94 degrees Fahrenheit and it is still morning. I am forever grateful for central air-conditioning. Our house had it when we bought it 31 years ago.  

Today is definitely going to be an indoor crafting day. At least until late afternoon when Hubby and I may take a dip in the pool.
I have been working on the Advent Calendar this week. I added the body of the snowman on the left and one of his mittens.
 Now I am embroidering part of his scarf. I hope to add a few more pieces today.
I have also been working on the tissue box holder.
The lid is done as well as one side. I decided not to leave the open spaces called for in order to add ribbon. I like the whole side of the box covered in the pattern. This is my night-time project while watching TV.

I have been meaning to post a picture of my son's PhD thesis that he gave us a bound copy of.
It is quite a large book....almost 400 pages.
Do not ask me what the title means. I have no idea. Chemistry was never a strong subject for me. I do know that he was researching a possible dementia drug.
 There is one lone purple astilbe flower in bloom in my yard. It is a much darker purple color than the photo shows. It is from a cutting from my mom's yard and I am hoping it becomes more prolific over the years.
My tiger lilies have been blooming. They are short because the bunnies chewed them down last year. They are covered in bunny repellent this year.
I have one lone tall tiger lily hiding between the bushes. I think I will have to move it at the end of the season. It is laying on top of a bush in order to find some sun.
My daylilies are all in bloom too. 
A few of my pots are starting to fill in nicely.
These are in the shade near my the house on my back deck.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I hope your snowman helps to keep you cool. Sweltering got here too. Thank goodness for central a/c!

  2. You're right, a snowman is what you need when it's too hot outside ;) Beautiful flowers

  3. snowman is cute and thinking of cool weather might make you feel cooler - or maybe sitting in front of the vent for the A/C lol - hot here too for the past week - looks like it might dip closer to 90 this week instead of 97 - one can hope!

  4. Your projects are looking great. How proud you must be of your son. Dementia is a horrible disease, it's a good thing to do research in!

  5. it is hot!! lovely photos of your garden and the thesis :) what an accomplishment! Stay cool :)

  6. I had to laugh at you comment in response to the title of your son's PhD thesis. My daughter-in-law completed a PhD and it had something to do with cancer as well. I asked her one time what the title was. I had no clue what she said - I just laughed and admitted clearly whatever she said just went flying over my head. But I am proud of her accomplishment. She is a very smart lady. I suspect your son is too.

  7. The thesis looks amazing, what a proud moment for you.

  8. Yikes...that is warm. I'm surprised the flowers are not wilting with it. They are beautiful.

    The bound thesis is a wonderful gift.


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