In my studio today I spent the day finishing the embroidery on Gracie’s sweater, putting the finishing touches on her crocheted cap, and thinking about the little accessories that will accompany this ensemble.
I’m not sure if I like this wig on Gracie. She has always worn the darker blonde wig and looked cute in it. Although I think she looks more carefree and summery with the light blonde curls, I’m still not sure. What do you think?
A few posts ago, I promised to take some photos to show you what is in my studio display cabinet. I have this little collection (my daughter’s) of blown glass animals (and a lone heart) that I keep in here. A couple pieces are ornaments and some pieces we found at a resale shop. The little vintage poodle is one of the three items I have that belonged to my grandmother (my dad’s mother) who passed away before I was born. I don’t have any memories of her, but I remember these types of things being around my grandpa’s house when I was young. This poodle most likely was part of this set that I pinned on Pinterest. I think I mentioned the potted tulips before; my husband brought them back from Holland.
I found this needlework that I had made for my grandparents at my parent’s house. At first, I didn’t remember it, but then the memories of it started coming back to me. I must have embroidered it in grade school as it is a bit . . . hmm, messy? Look how my grandfather framed it; now scroll down and look at the back! He was a very frugal man, and used what he had on hand. I love that about him.
Outside things are looking very, very lush, and green. When we returned from Florida we had some cute clover patches growing in our lawn. I kiddingly mentioned to my husband that we should leave them for the bees. Well, he did just that! (I can only imagine how nutty our neighbors think we are.) When I am out walking I see a couple of hives set up, so I am sure the bees appreciate us growing the clover for them; they need all the help they can get these days. Not sure how long we should let it get though.
Our easy peasy rosebushes are blooming, as are the violas.
These teen tiny biennials were here when we moved into our house 8 years ago. They keep reseeding, and will bloom during their second season. I don’t know what kind of flower they are, but they smell like carnations or pinks.
Our lavender blossomed hostas are getting ready to bloom.
I’ve never noticed acorns at this early stage before. Aren’t they tiny!
And last, but not least, a few apples growing on our apple tree. They are about the size of small limes.
We had a rare low humidity day today, just wonderful; I kept the windows open all day long. Tomorrow, however, a change is coming—storms followed by a cold front. The weather is never boring here in northern Illinois.
I hope you all had an equally beautiful day. Thanks for visiting. Bye for now.