Lazy Days

I love this new freebie from Durene Jones, offered on her Facebook site. Reminds me of when I was a kid and the summer seemed t stretch endlessly ahead of me.


She provides the chart in black and white, or color. I hope you have a few lazy days left in your summer.

Have a great weekend!



Happy 4th of July!

I just finished this stitchery “Summer” from Sue Hillis Designs.  It’s one of the four Seasonal Baskets in the set. Its been around for a long time and I’ve always liked it.  I want to finish it into a small pillow.

Summer by Sue Hillis

The full chart looks like the image here and you can find it here at It was really fun to sew and I’m looking forward to doing the other three.

Seasonal Baskets

Have a great 4th celebrating with friends and family if you are from or visiting the USA.  Thanks for stopping by.


Glory Bee Summer

Here in the Pacific Northwest we are having a bit of a heat wave, very unusual for our month of June. Seattle hit 93 degrees Sunday, breaking the 92-degree record for hottest June 5 th set in 1978.  This is a far cry from when we moved here in 1973 on June 2nd. I swear it rained the whole month of June and I thought we’d made the biggest mistake of our lives moving here. I’ve gotten use to the “Seattle rains” now, or as my father-in-law use to say, “It’s the only place I’ve lived where it rains all day and the sidewalk stays dry.”

There are great ways to use this chart. On 28 count fabric, it turns out to be 6 3/4 by 2 1/2 inches. You can find it on the Glory Bee site.  Just look for the “Free Design Here” button for the PDF.


Here is how Gingham Stitcher worked it up.

Have a great week everyone!