Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Monday, August 25, 2008

Catching up

The new blog header is a design by Margaret Sherry; a favorite designer of mine. The chart is from the June 2003 issue of Cross Stitcher (UK) called Crafty Cat. I have seen this issue for sale on eBay if you really need it. This is a fun and easy stitch and it helped me get through a few tough weeks of nicotine withdrawal. Actually, I stitched this kitty once before and that one is framed inside a plastic trivet. I keep it on my stitchy desk.
Waaay back in May I planted Lantana for the butterflies. Some of you weren't familiar with it and I promised to post an update photo after it filled in. So pretty! It has butterflies galore and I feel bad disturbing them when I have to water! Hey, I remembered to post a picture of it~go me!

I want to thank everyone for the sweet and supportive comments you've left on my last few posts. You all mean so much to me and I'm really and truly thankful for your friendship.

18 comments:

Becky K in OK said...

I love lantanas. I think they are so pretty. Yours are lovely.

Lisa said...

Love your garden. I have a brown thumb so I have to live vicariously.

Rachel said...

Love the cat. Looks very cute.

Pumpkin said...

Beautiful plants! I wonder if they'd grow here. I'll have to look next time as I love having the butterflies around :o)

I hope you're still doing well with your no smoking. You can do it, I know you can!

Kathy A. said...

Beautiful flowers - no wonder the butterflies like them

brokenfairy said...

Very pretty !!
I love margeret Sherry designs as well,One day I will do the Days of christmas design!

Julie said...

Your lantanas looks glorious, very pretty

Annie said...

Your garden looks lovely. Living in high-rise, I appreciate that!

And who knew that stitching could be such a good 'quit smoking' aide. It seems to able to cure what ails ya!

cathymk said...

Love your new header - looks fabulous!

Mary said...

Love the kitty! The lantanas are so pretty. I didn't get any this year and miss them. Hope you are over your rough spot.

Angela said...

I adore your butterfly garden! In my garden all that is left is my "Black eyed Susans" which looked fantastic this year.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Pretty Lantana!

leechbabe said...

I love your new header it looks fabulous!

The lantana looks lovely. I think it is a pest / weed here in Australia but it does look so beautiful in your garden.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Love your new header - and the Lantana is beautiful

Christine said...

Your lantanas are beautiful. I've tried growing them, but they weren't anywhwere near as sucessful as yours, I think it is a little too cold here.
Love the Margaret Sherry Header!

Barbara said...

I absolutely LOVE your new header! It's perfect. And those flowers are so lush!! :D

Erynne said...

Oooooh, a nice & full garden! Mine is sparse in parts because the beds are new. I have seeds for this Lantana that I hope will keep til next year because I didn't get them planted this year at my new place.

I love seeing garden pics; thank you for sharing!

Erynne

Rachel S said...

That is gorgeous. I'll have to see if I can put that in my garden!