I mentioned in my last post that I was working on something new and I still am but I have a couple of items finished and just listed on Ebay.
These were a challenge as anyone that's ever done cross stitch can tell you that;
1. It's hard on the eyes no matter what size aida cloth or fabric you use.
2. It's very time consuming work.
3. These were extra hard as those little holes you put your needle into weren't there!
I love how they turned out though and am working on a couple more that need finishing. I'll share when I get them done. These were completely hand stitched - no sewing machine used. I think I need new glasses...LOL
Whew! It's been a busy summer so far - not much time for posting so I thought I would share what we've done in photos. Grab some coffee and sit back and visit with us for a while :)
We've taken many road trips to Amish Country which is only a 20 minute ride from us. It's gorgeous country farmland and it's my "Happy Place". I hope to move there some day but for now I'm happy taking car rides there to de-stress. I can get lost on the back roads for hours! Good thing Miss Pearl likes it too :)
This particular day the men were at their small school chopping wood for the winter. I asked if I could take some photos and they said yes. I didn't take any photos of the men themselves though, as I know they don't like that so I stuck to horses, buggies, and beautiful scenery.
This guy was raking hay the old way and right next to him in another field was a guy doing the same thing but using a tractor. This way appeals to me more and it sure was a lot more quiet than the guy using the tractor!
My Dad, Miss Pearl and I went strawberry picking - photo taken with my phone.
Miss Pearl and I went pickin' raspberries one day...
and met some friendly turkeys while we were there
We did some of this...
and some of this....
We also took a trip to Ottawa to see my eye doc last weekend and stopped at a gorgeous one room school house museum (coming in another post). Doc said everything is going good with my eye and she was pleased with the results of the operation.
I've been doing some sewing and hope to have a few new finished items posted soon. I love how they're turning out.
It's a long weekend here in Canada so it's gonna be another busy one. Hope you all have a great weekend!