I spent the last two days with my mom, working on closing my grandmother's estate. It's sad work, and I am relieved to finally be done. While I was at her house, I picked up a couple of framed pieces and pinned one more. Along with the pieces I shared in my last post, I brought two more home.
This first one is La-D-Da's "Spot the Cat." It was a quick stitch, and fits into a standard 5x7 frame. Please ignore the reflections off the glass:
This second piece is Carriage House Samplings "Shores of Hawk Run Hollow." I chose to stitch this piece back in 2008 when Mom and I and two other friends took a road trip to Massachusetts to attend a needlework symposium at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. I finished it in early 2009, and finally got it framed today! Again, please ignore the slight reflections and glares off the glass. My dad was so anxious to get it framed that he didn't give me time to take a photo before he put the glass in. What a nice problem to have, huh?
In non-stitchy news, I got a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the farmers' market this afternoon. The cats thought they were pretty too, especially Spike:
And finally, finally I harvested our first zucchini from the garden. We had this little guy for dinner tonight:
There may not be any more after this. But our one zucchini sure was good!
That's all for this evening. Til next time, I hope everyone has a wonderful, not-too-hot weekend!