This a picture of my double blossom Clamatis. My Mother used to have this trailing all along the porch each year. Since she died it seems like the plant doesn't want to bloom anymore. Last year I didn't have anything on it. This year there is maybe 10 buds -- this is the first one to open. I also have a single blossom in a purple, but I guess it misses Mama, there are no blooms on it this year. Too bad, they are so pretty.
Yesterday was a fun day, the local LNS had a needlepoint class as part of a trunk show. I don't do very much needlepoint, I like the look of it but it is so expensive to buy the hand painted canvases. This little one I just couldn't resist. Most of the stitches I have used in my cross stitch but there are a couple that are new to me. The stitch for the sky -- Nabuko stitch -- is giving me fits as well as Reverse Diagonal Mosaic. But I know if I mess up too bad Judie at the LNS is not far away. I actually accomplished quite a bit after I got home yesterday. I did a lot of swearing as my DH will attest to. LOL He said ," if it bothers you that much why don't you just put it away " he just doesn't understand the stitcher's mentality. LOL the designer of this little sailboat has a lot of lovely designs. There was a beautiful canvas of poppies that caught my eye. The "CANVAS" was only $68.00 . I almost swallowed my tongue !!!! I very slowly put it down and turned my back. I can get into enough trouble with cross stitch. I can't afford to get too caught up with that hobby. I had fun anyway. I still have quite a bit to do.
This is a Mini Quaker Mystery through the Marquoir German Group. It is an enjoyable stitch with still 2 more parts to go. I am stitching on 32 ct Floba with WDW threads. I just love stitching on Floba.