It is just too darn hot and dry! I am deciding that I hate, hate summer. Since it is too hot to do anything except the absolutely necessary outside, I turn to indoor projects. I did a little re-arranging in the living room and hung this rug over the fireplace. It is one of my favorites, the pattern is by Kris Miller. The linen pattern and wool was my gift to myself while recovering from hip replacement two years ago. The Schoenhut piano the the left was my Mother's when she was a child, and the little bus on the mantel underneath the rug (hard to see) was my Father's souvenir from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.
I have finished one small sampler, Melicent Turner. She was a quick and fun stitch, and I love her verse.
Last weekend I went to a small local antique and garden show. and found the perfect thing to use as a tv cabinet. I hated having the television showing and have been carrying around my very specific dimension for several years. I finally found it!! Yeah!! It is even older than I first thought, because when taking out a middle shelf, I discovered it was made with square nails. All three knobs are slightly different, and the thing that holds the doors closed is this ingenious little knob with a old nail through it that turns.
The kittens are so cute. Tomorrow afternoon they go in for their first shots. This is the cutest one, she should be simple to find a home for.
The little tortie in front is the one I am definitely keeping. Her name is Petunia. We bonded right away, and she is such a sweet, affectionate little girl.
A new project that I am getting ready to start is this cute sewing box by Brenda Gervais. It calls for a make-over of a Whitman's sampler box. The box is to be painted and distressed, and it calls for lining the box with old pages. I found this neat old cross stitch add for $1, and think it will be perfect!
That's all for now...stay cool!!