Friday, June 6, 2008

Cheers to Summer


The first official day of summer may not have happened yet, but it's definitely here.  The sticky humidity and blazing heat are here.  I'll take it, though, because along with it comes staying up late to chase fireflies in the front yard and waiting for the ice cream truck, frequent popsicle breaks, lotsa reading, trips to the fountain park, wading pools, and sprinklers.  It also means a little less crafting, but that's OK, too.  I may have to take a page from Anne's book and start doing a bit of needle work.... something I can do while sittin' in a patio chair.  I ordered the book Sublime Stitching a while back all fired up about doing some embroidery and bringing in that element to my other projects, but my excitement sorta fizzled.  Wouldn't it be awesome to have a hand embroidered wallet, though?  I think it would!  So.  Now I've said it out loud... you all heard me (those of you who are sweet enough to peek in on me now and then)!  Before summer's end, there will be at least one good (that's key, right?) embroidered project.  
Now then, it's time to get back to my book.  :)  Oh, and I wanna know all about your summer crafting.  What's your favorite thing to craft in the summertime?...ya know in case the stitching doesn't go as well as planned...

8 comments:

jkziel said...

Oh my--all of my Etsy endeavors have been put on hold! The weather isn't very nice here, but it is like I just can't work if school is out! Hand embroidery is on my list of things to learn, maybe I should follow your example!

Bejeweled said...

Hi there! Stopping by from the Etsy forums :)

Oh fireflies! I wish we had those here in the summer.

Hand embroidery sounds like a wonderful thing to learn! I do a lot of crocheting in the summer because it's portable and easy to move outside when the kids are playing in the yard.

casserole said...

You've GOT to start doing some embroidery! It's the perfect project to take along to the park or the swimming pool (so long as you keep your hands dry).

Since you don't have Denise for beers and embroidery instruction, check out the video tutorials:

http://www.needlenthread.com/2006/10/video-library-of-hand-embroidery.html

I'll be watching for that embroidered wallet. :)

dogwood said...

ooooh, thanks for the link Anne!
I think I'd rather have Denise with beer, but that'll help, lol! :)

Denise Felton said...

Hey, girlfriend, there's beer in the fridge! Come on down! :)

Sublime Stitching is a great book (and blog). Doodle Stitching is a really fun one, too. I cannot WAIT to see what you come up with.

(You should be aware that when we mixed alcohol with stitching, Scarlett accidentally pierced her nose.)

Sew Bettie said...

Oh I love the sublime stitching patterns and books. I'm sure your wallet will turn out fabulously!

Strawberry Anarchy said...

wow siting out on a patio would be great! the weather here in Scotland has been fantastic so far! when it's sunny i like to draw in the garden on read a book! i miss the fireflies i seen in Michigan before i went there i didn't realise that they were real!

can't wait to see your embroidery my cousin has just started too!

Laura said...

Your summer plans sound lovely! I wish I had time for stitching on the patio, but I guess I'll have to take care of work first.
I used to love those lazy summer days, even when it got boring sometimes, it was so delightfully slow.