Ok.. so I fudged. I am okay with the result. In fact, being kind of a laizzez faire hippie type person (lais·sez-faire /ˌlesāˈfer/noun - a policy or attitude of letting things take their own course, without interfering.) I'm happy with it. In fact, when I was doing Native American bead work I learned to add a planned mistake, or "spirit bead.
"A misplaced bead in a piece of beadwork is called a spirit bead in many Native American cultures. ... The Native American women who have traditionally created intricate, beadwoven pieces intentionally string on a bead of the wrong color in a pattern. This bead is called a spirit bead and is a reminder that nothing that is created by human hands can be perfect."
I have a few more things to fix before I sew the work to the red cotton I bought for the backing. Dayle got my Singer Featherweight sewing machine out for me and I will use it to do the sewing. I'll show more of that next time. I have cotton batting for stuffing it. I've even wondered how I could add a crocheted lace around the outside. :-)
We also found a few more of my patriotic decorative items to put on the table. Kristi got me the cute Uncle Sam candle holder and I found the fun Statue of Liberty last year or so. I also got this Betsy Ross doll several years ago to use in a display for "Constitution Week" for the Daughters of the American Revolution. See her sewing basket with red, white and blue thread and a sewing needle?
We ran some errands yesterday and when we returned home I snapped some photos on my walk into the house. I am in love with these Hot Lips Salvia.
The orange-y red Lantana is looking lovely.
The fun speckled Begonia that Kristi gave us is thriving.
An exotic Lily is in bloom.
Kristi's Angels Trumpets are doing well.
The Jasmine is scenting the air near the pond, if you look close you can see all three of the waterfalls in the creek.
We love the Creeping Jenny in this pot.
I'm thinking this may be a banner year for our Bonfire Begonia Boliviensis and it will be fun to see how the new pink one keeps up with it. :-)
I'm also loving the variety of colors in the mixed pots of Lobelia we put in this pot.
I have my work cut out for me today. I look forward to using my adorable vintage sewing machine. I would like to buy more fabric and make some of our own masks to wear. The one I have was made with very short elastic and it pops off my face which is not good. But that will mean a trip to the craft warehouse for fabric and elastic. I wish I had a stash of fabric like many crafters have! OK.. stay safe my friends.. it's a wild and dangerous world out there!
-:¦:-·:*'""*:·.-:¦:-·* HAPPY 4th of JULY! *·-:¦:-·:*'''''*:·-:¦:-
((hugs)), Teresa :-)