I've been stitching in between haying. I HATE putting in hay especially now that the temperature is one degree below hell's temps. The bales are really heavy this year...upwards of 50-75 pounds and I struggle with putting them on the elevator. Yesterday, one bale came crashing down off the elevator and hit the elevator motor knocking it out. The DH was PO'd because we had to unload 75 bales into the barn and now we will have to handle them again to put them in the loft. Today, he put in 150 by himself. Officially, we are 1/2 way done with our 500 bales. He will get more this evening. So hopefully we will have almost all of it done before the weather gets rainy. Oh, he did fix the motor on the elevator.
So here's what I've been up to as documented by craptastic photos.
Progress has been made on Done By Me. I am obsessing over restitching the really light color in the basket and in the flower urn. It fades into the fabric. But I can't find a shade or color that suits me. (Sorry for the wrinkles, I pressed them but as you can see not well. Pics should be clickable.)
In the Bee Man's Garden. I am really looking forward to stitching the hive in satin stitch. But I will do it last because I don't want the hive to get crushed by my hoop. It's incentive to hurry up and finish!
Actually, Ella has the right idea on this hot afternoon...maybe a nap is in order?
I got Alphabets back from the framer at Michaels...oh, it's gorgeous. You'll get to see that in the next post. The pics I took are all fuzzy. Grr-rrr. I also stitched August from A Prairie Year. Cute beehive. And I actually finished all of my Fourth of July things this year. They are in the previous post.
I really got to take my time with this photo thing. You guys who set up beautiful shots just make me want to hang my head in shame. Mainly, I'm in such a hurry to post that I don't take my time to do anything artsy with my pics. Should I slow down, maybe?
Anyway, stay cool, I'm going to put a few stitches into Bee Man while I wait for the DH to come home from getting tires on the truck. Come by again...you may be surprised at my creative photos next time!