Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Beautiful Day

We are having a glorious 70 degree day and loving it.  I was driving through town today and saw this yard.  I had passed it several weeks ago and wished I had my camera.  Today I had my camera so I slowed down and took these two photos.

These folks apparently love topiaries.  There are two giraffes and an elephant by the front stoop.
Along the side there is a gorilla.  By the back door there are monkeys and a frog.

At the back of their lot, there is a topiary horse and the cute playhouse.  There is not a lot of room for grass, but they do have some flowers and hostas and some large trees as this is an older neighborhood.

I finished embroidering a dish towel this week.  I have made two to donate to the silent auction for our quilt show next spring.
 Pattern from Aunt Martha's
 Pattern from Kathy Schmitz Designs

 I also got this little needle punch picture finished and framed just in time for October.

Hope you are having a beautiful day too!


  1. What a fun yard!
    Your stitched pieces are very nice, as is your needle punch. I tried needle punch decades ago, but never got the hang of it.

  2. I can only imagine how much maintenance the topiaries require!
    I love your red and white stitcheries... so perfect!