Simple Joys has been riding around in my stitching bag for quite a while now. Earlier this year it made the journey from my box of ready-to-go stitching into the bag where there's some hope that it may actually BE stitched. And once I started it, it was fun, fun, fun. My favorite part to stitch was the flower pot, mostly because I loved the purple flowers with that overdyed thread (CC Plum Paisley). And the lettering. I love me a nice purple!
I'm not sure about its final finish. It needs to be stretched - either in a frame or box top, because, although you can't see it in this photo, the fabric has some pretty heavy duty creases in it. A sweet pillow would be nice, but not with those stubborn creases.
What an odd end of summer I'm having this year. My son, the researcher, was busy in Georgia and not able to come home at all. My daughter, the traveler, left for another extended trip a couple weeks ago, and from there she'll be going straight back to college. I'll tell you...it's weird being completely out of the "back to school" loop. There was something solid about preparing kids to go back to school, whether it was kindergarten or college. Schedule-producing, goal-setting solid. Now I feel like August is melting into September. There's not a single solid thing about it.
Or maybe it's just that I love school supplies and now I don't have a reason to go buy them. Crazy, but true! I think I'll go buy some nice pens and see if I don't feel better...