Sunday, May 29, 2011

Seeing Red

The Queen and I have been seeing red this week as I worked on her right sleeve - red Splendor and red Petite Very Velvet. The Caswell stitch that Amy chose for the sleeves works up very quickly and very effectively. The Jessicas that are scattered about the sleeves will be filled with a white seed bead and the "icing on the cake", so to speak, will be the Gloriana ribbons that crisscross the sleeves on top of the stitching from one Jessica to the next. I enjoyed working on the sleeve this week and imagine it will take me another week to finished the other sleeve.

Andrew and Anna are visiting for the holiday weekend so yesterday morning, Anna and I headed over to South Carolina to the berry farm and bought locally grown blackberries and peaches and a few tomatoes and some beautiful okra.

Tonight I'll be making a blackberry cobbler - can't wait! I ate one of the blackberries yesterday and it was good and sweet and just a little on the tart side. The peaches aren't quite ripe yet but are beginning to have that wonderful peachy fragrance.

We also picked flowers while out at the farm - zinnias, black-eyed Susans, and gladiolas. We cut three good sized bunches for about $6 - a bargain!

We've had a wonderful weekend just being together and eating good food - barbecue last night, grilled burgers and hot dogs for lunch, and steak and baked potatoes on the menu for tonight. Not to mention blackberry cobbler for dessert tonight. Speaking of which, it's time to go make the cobbler -

Hope you're having a relaxing first weekend of the summer! Happy stitching this week!


  1. Hi Melinda,
    Sounds like a wonderful week with the Queen, I love her sleeve. Cannot wait to see it finished. This really looks like a fun piece to stitch.
    It also sounds like you are having a fantastic weekend with Andrew and Anna.
    Enjoy your blackberry cobbler.

  2. The sleeve is amazing! I will anxiously await seeing her come to life!