It was a big mail week! Robin in Virginia sent these gorgeous threads; notice what a perfect fox color that Cinnamon thread is! Thank you, Robin!
Holly in Pennsylvania sent these two wonderful books by Gladys Taber. We share a mutual love for dear Gladys, and I have to say, if you've never read her, you're missing a treat. She writes of her home, her garden, her dogs, the seasons--all with a quiet, friendly, conversational voice. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the 21st century world, you could probably do with a visit to Stillmeadow. Thank you, Holly!
Big news! My order from the Picture This Plus Christmas in July sale has already arrived! I was stunned. Last year I waited until October! Whatever the wait, it's always worth it. Top to bottom (all 28 ct. Cashel linen): Dawn, Icon, Oaken, Valor.
I assumed I would have to wait months for my PTP fabric, so I justified ordering all of this. Oops. Top two are Wichelt 32 ct. Petit Point linen in natural/brown and natural/red. Remaining three, top to bottom, are 28 ct. hand-dyed Jobelan in Twilight Mist, Clay, and Antique Copper.
This is a kit I ordered from Sew & So in the UK. Isn't it cute?
And here's a little something I picked up at my LNS. I love this sentiment. I interpret it as a gentle reminder to be willing to put away the devices, look away from the screens, and just be present in the moment.
Speaking of being present in the moment, here's my beautiful girl just a few minutes ago.