I'm really enjoying stitching on silk paper. So much so that I made another maple leaf stitch sampler on it for myself.
From left to right the stitches are: chain, fly, needle weaving, french knots, wheatear, seed, cretan, seed, buttonhole wheel, chain, lazy daisy, cretan, spider web wheel, coral, satin, seed and a few more french knots. Now I feel like making more silk paper and another stitched leaf :)
We were on a trip last week and to keep my hands busy while in the car I crocheted this small doily. I love doilies and have them under just about everything and love giving them away too.
We had so much rain in June that up in the hills the pincushion cacti are blooming all over the place. In 7 years, I've never seen so many.
The female bluebird still has her young in the nest,
while this baby coot was swimming madly across the pond and peeping like crazy to get back to mom.