Saturday, June 8, 2013

In our neck of the woods ...

Playing peek-a-boo with the sun today.   Hoping for sunny for the afternoon as many have parties planned.  Graduation, birthday, backyard wedding.  The past few days have been all day heavy rains.  However, the rain did not silence the cicadas.  Our immediate vicinity is free of them, but not far from here there are tons of them and you can hear their "singing".   They start up humming at daybreak and and by night fall they are silent.  They really don't bother anyone, don't seem to be eating the leaves as the trees are full of them.  I find it a strange thing.  Three weeks they have been here and within three weeks they will be gone for another 17 years.  Mother Nature, never ceases to amaze!

I'm getting an itch to stitch.  Its been quite some time since I took needle and floss to hand...looking for a summer cross stitch project.  It has to be a rather smallish one so that I will finish it.  Not sure yet whether a pretty floral or maybe a holiday type.  There's a lovely blog Freebie Gallery that I will be waltzing through shortly.  Beautiful work and links to free charts.  Very generously provided.  I'm sure I will find just what I'm looking for there.

The hook, well, what can I say, its still moving.  Several projects being worked on, a few will have to be put aside for the summer.  A friend of mine just gave me rectangular knitting looms.  Also anxious to try them out.   Goodness, there's never enough time to spend on all these wonderful crafts. 

Hope you're weekend is full of blessings and joy.


  1. Hi Glor. Hope the sun will shine for you today.
    Have a great weekend!
    xo Kris

  2. I am looking forward to seeing what you choose to stitch. I have been trying to email you but I keep getting them back in my box.

    Sending hugs and blessings always dearest friend.

  3. I was saying the same prayer for a sunny Saturday also. Thankfully the rain held off for our yard sale. Have a great weekend.

  4. I remember climbing trees in Louisiana when I was 12 and collecting the shells of the cicadas that they would leave behind. Would I do it now? No way! I have one more week of school and then hopefully I can get back into a better blogging and crafting routine. Best wishes, Tammy