Today is Father's day here in the US. I am forever grateful to have shared parenting with my hubby. He has been and still is a wonderful husband, father and father-in-law. I can't wait to watch him take on the roll of grandfather.
I have two finishes to show you today....and two new items to start.
First and foremost I finished the stitching on the Winking Santa Stocking. I love how he looks!
I still have to make it into a stocking, but I will do that once my summer vacation starts at the end of this coming week. I want to buy some lightweight fusible web to put on the back of the stitching. I also have to choose a fabric for the back of the stocking as I don't like what was provided with the kit at all.
I also finished the embroidered kitty bib.
Please excuse the wrinkles. Isn't this kitty adorable? I have to wash it as an old tag has left a glue mark near the bottom. I really don't mind if it doesn't come out as this is a bib to be used and will probably get stained.
Hubby and I have been enjoying trips to the beach at night. Jones Beach is a state park that is free after 6pm.
This is a view of the water tower and the Wild Play zipline and aerial adventure park.
Listen to the waves crashing on the shore.
It is so peaceful.
Another evening we went to TOBAY beach. (Town of Oyster Bay)
This is the bay side.
The paddleboarders were accompanying a large group of swimmers.
We went the ocean beach side of TOBAY on Friday night when the temps during the day were in the high 80s.
You can just barely see a container ships on the horizon. This is looking southeast, but to the southwest I could count at least 13 other container ships all waiting to dock in NY. It is easy to understand part of the supply chain problems when you see all these ships.
Some of my flowers have really bloomed beautifully this year. Look at these tiger lilies!
This is a new perennial I bought this year called Betony. I love it!
One of my lavender plants is getting in on the blooming also. I do love purple flowers.
My mother's astilbe are going strong. I took this photo to show her.
Now let me tell what stitching I may be working on today.
I want to start a baby announcement that I purchased.
I bought the suggested 28 count fabric, but I still have to check whether I have all the flosses. I am sure I have most of them. I may have to purchase a few.
I also want to start working on larger bib.
This will be my last week of school/sitting with my mom project. I do want to finish it by mid-July though as that is when my daughter's baby shower is. Once again there is a glue stain on the bottom where the original sticker was affixed in the 1950s or 60s. I have the flosses chosen for this and am looking forward to working on it.
I also want to share with you a gift that my son bought for me when he was on his honeymoon in Hawaii.
He found a needlework shop and bought me this baby announcement pattern. Can you believe he stopped in a needlework shop on his honeymoon? He said it was also a quilt shop that had a lot of applique patterns and the owner was impressed that he knew what he was talking about. I love that guy! You know that whenever he and his wife are expecting, I will start stitching this pattern immediately.....or maybe sooner if I ever have a stitching lull. LOL
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I think I will determine what flosses I need for the baby announcement, iron the fabric and affix it to my scroll frame. I might put some stitches in October Morning also.
Thanks for stopping by!