We have a beautiful day here in Clearwater, very hot and sunny and I expect we will have the usual thunderstorms later.
I am stitching on my large boutis, so nothing to show yet. I am on the last two borders, then will follow at least a year stuffing I think. Large pieces take their time, but in my opinion are totally worth it.
I was able to purchase an antique petasson recently, a very nice quality piece with fine stitching and stuffing. I bought it because I liked the unusual corner motifs, plus the fact that the workmanship is excellent. It came from Aix en Provence, made for a little girl, but I do not have a date. I would say around 1900.
Recently we went to a Hibiscus society show here locally. Just happened to see the notice in the newspaper, that the local show and plant sale was taking place that Sunday. I persuaded my husband to go with me and he was thrilled at all the very unusual varieties there are, some blooms are as big a as a dinner plate. I had not seen the unusual grey flowering varieties before. Of course, 3 different plants came home with me, this is the first one to bloom:
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