Sunday, July 3, 2022

Red White and Blue

When summer comes to Michigan, things happen fast! My lavender bloomed a bit early of which I quickly picked for drying.

­čŹôLocal strawberries were in season. If one blinks, they ripen and are gone. They are the sweetest and juiciest berries. So much so they are not available in a grocery store as they are too delicate for shipping. For a few short couple of weeks, they can be found at farmer’s stands - if they haven’t sold out for the day. Lucky for me there is an orchard nearby that has a strawberry patch for U-Pick which is what we did. Eat while you pick is perfectly acceptable ~ in fact almost required.

Before I knew it, here in the US, Independence Day also came up fast. A patriotic pillow is in process. The front is made from scraps. Since it’s a custom size, no pillow forms were available. Thus I’m making my own. It better get finished today since the 4th of July is tomorrow.

While proceeding at my normal slow stitching pace a few stitches get added to the Augusta needlepoint round. 

For today’s Slow Sunday Stitching by Kathy, I’ll be hand stitching a homemade pillow form closed.  Take care!



The Cozy Quilter said...

Those strawberries look yummy! We have been eating lots of local strawberries lately. Great pillow too. I have a Canada Flag pillow out right now. Happy stitching

Kim said...

Now that is the mother of all boxes of strawberries! They do look and sound delicious! Your patriotic pillow is fabulous. Why, every American flag should have red and white cherries emblazoned on it. =) It looks lovely and summery there.

Kyle said...

Picking your own berries looks delicious. Wish we has that opportunity around here. Enjoy your sweet pillow.

CathieJ said...

I love strawberry picking. You picked a lot of strawberries. Your patriotic pillow is very pretty. I am looking forward to seeing the finished pillow. It looks like Augusta is pretty close to being finished. Enjoy your stitching.