Did you know this past Tuesday, July 30th, was World Embroidery Day? No? Well, I didn't either, but as a newly minted fan of embroidery, I thought I should participate! So, I traced another of the little basket designs from Gail Pan's Patchwork Loves Embroidery, and have been enjoying stitching on it!
According to the World Embroidery Day Manifesto, embroidery is an act of peace, and can be comforting, healing, rebellious, pleasurable, and perfect, among other things. While I am rarely perfect OR rebellious, lol, I am definitely happy to be finding peace, comfort, and healing in this pleasurable craft!
I also love hand sewing binding on my quilting projects, and did a little of that this week.
More about this project later in the week!
And other summer things I have liked this week -
The first tomato!
More appear to be on the way!
Some wine and a good book out on the back porch -
This book is the latest in a favorite mystery series set in the Southwest.
I also enjoyed finishing this book this week -
Another favorite author, Susan Wiggs. This story is about a mom and daughter on a cross-country road trip, taking the daughter to college. Along the way, the mom is working on a memory quilt out of her daughter's clothing from her growing up years.
I guess you could say my favorite summer things include hand stitching, good books, and tomatoes right out of the garden!
Hope you, too, are enjoying your summer activities, and especially your Thursday. Visit all the I Like Thursday posters at Not Afraid of Color!