Here is this week's Kingdom Sampler SAL update :-) I know Nikki can't work on it tonight due to a commitment, but she will be at it tomorrow - I look forward to checking her blog on Wednesday morning to enjoy her progress too. This is such a fun (and quick) stitch.
Q. Have you ever used a magnifying glass while stitching? If so, did you find it helpful?
A. No, I haven't hit that milestone yet...
I found this little surprise beauty blooming by my front door a couple of days ago. I have no idea what the name of this rose is... this is one of those $3-$4 roses you buy at WalMart, and you pretty much don't expect it to survive the New Hampshire winter... so, you figure, bye bye rose! But, that didn't happen this year... they all came back... so, this is a nice surprise! I wish I had saved its name now! (***Added 6/27 - I looked it up, it's my Korde's Perfecta - excellent!!)
And, these are Mike's pots of nasturtiums that are hanging on the post where the birdfeeders once were (before the infamous bear found them). I had bought the packet of seeds in early spring and put them in the kitchen drawer. My plan was to plant them in pots on the deck after threat of frost so that I could have them climbing on the rungs of the deck. But Mike came across them first and put them in some old hanging pots from last year that originally had impatiens in them. He didn't even change the dirt. But, he sure got some nice pots of nasturtiums! Meanwhile, I bought new seeds, as well as morning glory seeds, and have my deck vines started now (although you may recall that the bear ate the first group of morning glory seedlings that night when he tore the yard apart - before we met him in the daylight) - no sign of him since. Anyhow... I think Mike is kind of proud of his colorful little nasturtiums.
Stitched on today: Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler and Kingdom Sampler