I am still working on my Star patriotic piece from last month. I hope to have it finished before too long. I am at that stage where I am bored with it, but don't want to abandon it. I try my best not to have too many unfinished pieces sitting around. As you can see by the picture, just the R remains. I stitched the spangled banner words last evening as I just wanted the R to be filled in around it.
I am sorry for the sideways photo, but it's a closer view of the words.
August is here already! Before too long the kids will be headed back to school. They start around the 18th or so I think. It hasn't been that hot this summer, but I am sure the worst heat is yet to arrive. July was one of the coolest ones I can remember in some time. A refreshing change!
There hasn't been much going on around here, just the usual work, with errands and housework thrown in. I am not complaining. Hubby and I did take a small trip to Memphis, TN last weekend. We did some sight-seeing. It was a fun time, and great to get out of town. So, this weekend we worked around here getting caught up on some chores. We have a large yard, and neither one of us are overly fond of gardening. So, we tried to get some semblance of control this weekend with some pruning, weeding, and hedge trimming.
We are expecting company next weekend, and are planning a family birthday party for our two adult children on Sunday. So, it was timely to try to get some of this yard mess cleaned up. My sister and brother-in-law are coming down for his high school class reunion. So, next weekend should be a busy one!
I was lucky enough to have my name drawn on Barbara's blog to be the lucky recipient of one of her lovely mini totes!
I will close with a picture of the famous ducks that live in the fountain lobby at the Peabody Hotel.