I am so proud of myself for not just remembering that it was, indeed, the third weekend of the month...which means it was the August IHSW!
I actually got some real stitching in, and even achieved another finish...
Isn't she just too cute?
This is another Snowflower Diaries design, "Summer Witch."
I stitched this cutie on the same 16ct Antique White Aida, as her friend "Autumn Witch," using Nina's Hand Dyed Floss in Mossy Brick, Valentine, Butter Squash, Vanilla, Peony, Malawi, Moss, and Ginger, as well as DMC 819.
I made one teensy weensy "boo boo," and reversed the blues in her dress and sash, but I actually like how it turned out so I just left it.
I was blessed with a visit from The Newlyweds for Sunday Dinner...what a treat! We broke bread and enjoyed a huge bowl of Ma's Chicken Cesar Salad, hot crusty bread with a smattering of butter, and Key Lime Pie for dessert...not to mention a wonderful round of colorful conversation (not colorful in a "Salty Manner" mind you). I could just listen to these two amazing kids tell their tales for hours...and I did, enjoying every single minute of it. There was much laughter 'round the table.
All too soon it was time for them to head to home, and as I bid them farewell, I noticed that the creepy spider who has taken up resident on my front porch, was once again back within his web and settling to sleep...
He has been sleeping here, each night for about a week now. I don't have the heart to knock him down or (gulp) kill him, because this species is non-threatening to humans and rids the area of mosquitoes...not to mention that he is, after all, a living thing...besides, I get a huge kick out of watching this fellow leave each morning, after tidying up the area with a total removal of his web.
I actually enjoy my coffee while watching him pack up his web and head off upon his day, not to be seen again until he returns at dusk to begin the ardent task of re-spinning his gorgeous web, where he enjoys a bit of a munch and a night's rest...only to repeat the same ritual again and again...with each new day.
Thanks for stopping by for an IHSW report and a wee chat, and I send you off upon the beginning of a new week with hopes that at day's end you may find comfort in your own place to call home, and perhaps a stitch or two waiting there for you.