Hop Wreath and a Long Project

i love my garden as much as i love stitching. this year i spent a little more time than last out in it, but each year it seems i am looking at it in a new light. i am not old but i am as we all are getting older so i really want to make my garden a place of pleasure and a place that i will be able to enjoy for many years to come.  the paths need to be easier to travel on and the weeding needs to be as little as possible. i am thinking about planting another small tree and i had forgotten what a huge decision this is. how big, how small, flowers or not, slow grow,fast the list goes on and on. so that decision will wait till next year. the one plant that i planted when we first moved into our house many years ago was The Hop plant and i love it. it grows along the fence and the varied shades of green are wonderful. it is a bit scratchy when you cut it down but i always wear gloves. each year around this time i make my annual Hop wreath. this signals fall to me.

aren't the little puffs of flowers full of texture and softness. i love the muted color and all the different sizes.

back to stitching
i am still working and reworking my Judy O'dell Lady's Chest. i have the foundation finished and a few other pieces but i am still reworking my drawer fronts. i added the bee, flowers and i am reworking my name to the left which you can't see yet. i sure hope i can truly be done with this project by my birthday in January. A present to myself. i have enjoyed most of the process but there is always that little voice on my shoulder that say "Why didn't you stitch the chart she gave you". i know the answer but the voice still carries on.

i like the flowers but i must admit i could add more. i think i need to relax and say to my little voice "this is my first chest and i learned allot and my next one will be different, move on!"
Enjoy your Fall, in the garden or stitching in your most comfortable chair.

1 comment:

  1. I like the idea of making it very personal by changing the design. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished cabinet in January. It will be such a wonderful birthday gift!! Both the cabinet itself and the memory of its stitching and finishing ;-)