Hot & Humid with StormsWe've had very hot and humid weather for a couple of weeks now, but Hubby finally decided to turn our A/C on last week. Storms moved through our area Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday night and Sunday morning. Lots of thunder, lightening and wind. We had only 3.5 inches of rain from Friday night through Sunday morning, but areas north of us and in the Chicago suburbs had much, much more. We really needed the rain, but the lightening and wind caused some damage.
My daughters have been de-rouging and detasseling corn during this heat and it's been very hard on them. Some of the corn fields were severely damaged by the strong winds during the storms. Whole fields of 7 foot tall corn were blown flat to the ground. It's not unusual to have some wind damaged corn, but it is unusual to see a whole field of corn laying on the ground.
Small FinishI finished the scissor fob for my MIL. She loved it and the pair of scissors I had attached to the fob. I must say I love the colors too! Actually that's no surprise, because pink IS my favorite color!
|My camera washed out the colors, but this was stitched in DMC Variations 4180, 4170 & 4045 on Shadowbrook 32 ct Lugana.|
Bridal Shower Gift DilemmaSo, I've been working on the Bride's Tree ornaments for my niece's upcoming bridal shower. She came out to help with moving my mom's stuff this weekend and when my mom was going through some hand stitched items, my niece commented that she doesn't like "those hand stitched things". So what do I do now? I've begun stitching, but I really don't want to spend my time making something she's not going to like. I'm disappointed, but us stitchers go through this quite often, don't we?
Not Much Else
My mom is staying in her new apartment now and we're finishing up at her house. I've also been helping my youngest DD get her items for her dorm. There are so many different colors to choose from for those necessary dorm items, but she wants black. I'm thinking, "I want one of each color" and all she says is "just get black", lol. Don't our kids always seem to want or like something different than us? Actually, that's the exact reason I don't buy clothes for my girls anymore.
Whatever area of the world you are in, I hope you & yours are staying safe.
Until next time,