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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Summer Sunday

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.

Lovely unusual corner motif.



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:
 Beautiful, isn't it ?
Off to do a little boutis stitching now, plus handsewing the binding on the quilt shown above underneath the boutis.  Happy Sunday stitching to all !