4th of July is in 5 days so I put my stars and stripes tablecloth on the table yesterday and put my cute little figurines out. I think they're so sweet, she even has a hat made out of a miniature newspaper with real crepe paper poufs on top.
I found an interesting recipe for Hawaiian Banana bread that has a little can of crushed pineapple, coconut, pecans and ginger in it. Chef Dayle made it for us last afternoon. It turned out delish!
We were running low on honey so Dayle walked across the road to buy a quart of local honey from Ginger Bates at her lavender stand.
The hives are next to her fields of lavender but the honey is also from wildflowers in a 2 mile radius around us. How cool is that? I can't wait to try it.
He took a dozen eggs for her and she gave us a 4 ounce bottle of this blend of essential oils and suggested we rub some into our neck before we go to bed as it aids in sleep. Cool!
As you can see above, I got the center done on my 4th of July pin cushion cross stitch project. Thus I began working on the checkerboard design across the top. The finish was in sight. I was happy.
Mocha, fresh from the groomer, asleep on my lap, keeping me company as I stitched away.
And then.. EGADS!! SHOCK!! HORRORS!! I obviously mis-counted. The squares were supposed to go to the end of the blue stripe and I came up one short. WAHHHHH!!! Now what? I'm so bummed out, dispirited, depressed and unhappy.
I started in the middle with the house, and apparently I should have started with the checkerboard top. I thought I counted everything right. Sigh. What would you do to fix this? Or do I start over?
The Dahlia is still opening up.. so pretty.
A closer shot.
I had to show you this. Every time I leave my easy chair and come back, this is what I find. Mocha has taken over my spot and expects a belly rub. But even if I do give her a rub, she still won't get down. I have a wooden spoon in my magazine rack that I have used to scoot her off the chair. Now when she won't get down I reach for the spoon.. sometimes she leaves and sometimes she doesn't. Then I take the handle of the spoon and rattle it. Then she'll reluctantly get down. Sheesh. If you have a pet.. do they have a bad habit?
And so.. I am thankful every single day for our cozy home, some land around us, the garden, being able to order our groceries for contact-less pick-up, my dear husband, my cuddly dog, my kids and grandkids and my friends. And I am thankful for this blog and the friends from around the world I've met here. So, thank YOU for the comments that keep me going and your friendship. 💙💚💛🧡💝💜 ((hugs)), Teresa :-)