I received a lovely 'surprise' gift from a good friend for Xmas. A silver 'Brighton' Business Card Case. We were in the States together a few years back, when we both bought some 'Brighton' gear..me a necklace and earrings and (on a another trip) a watch. She has just been to Houston Quilt Market and on her travels, went to Brighton and bought me home this. Gorgeous! During my holidays I actually did finish something.!!! This stitchery of a Sewing Girl. There is a whole series of 'old fashioned' stitcheries like these by Lakadaisies, which I love. I stitched it with Presencia perle thread... not dividing and only one colour. So much easier!! I can see why Red Work is so popular!
Last weekend we did some planting for DD1 and fiancee to get their home ready to sell. Sadly they need to move, to be closer to work. So we planted heaps of Agapanthus around the back and some individual plants out front. And topped them all off with pea straw. Its so good to see action happen with a few hands.
Now with the heat here, they need alot of watering.