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Monday, July 25, 2016

~ Monday Morning Musings ~


Good Morning ~ Friends & Folk!

I just cannot believe it is the 'end' of July already, can you?

oh how we wish Summer to come, then
we wish for the cooler temps to return once again.
ah well, so is life…seasons come & go.

… spent some time in the garden last evening when the sun wasn't so harsh.
I like to wait until it slants behind the trees a bit
so it's not too unbearable ~

I caught these beautiful 
Yellow Swallowtail Butterflies visiting our smaller herb garden, 
gathering the sun-warmed nectar from the tiny flowers on our butterfly bush:













Here's one happy friend that doesn't seem to mind the scorching heat & sun,
~ our huge sunflower!
… we measured it at almost 12 feet tall 
and it continues to grow inch-by-inch everyday, 
while producing multiple blooms on it's trunk-like stalk.

did I mention this was a 'volunteer' plant?
yep, we didn't plant it.
must have come from the bird feeders ~
what a sweet gift from nature!

~ the very tip-top bloom is lifting it's face to the sunshine ~




 Our tiny lemon-yellow day lilies are almost spent now,
just too hot for them…I guess.
I look forward to seeing them every year, 
~ then it usually gets to hot
for me to enjoy them for long!
*sigh*




&
here is the finished project model for the
Primitive Punch Needle Club from Notforgotten Farm™
{a.k.a. the "PPNC"}

~ Merrie October 31st ~
2016 © NFF

'…a delightful young Goode Witch out taking a moonlit stroll behind her beloved saltbox house...'

I chose to hang mine from a small vine wreath ~ and you can too! 
~or~ 
finish yours into a sawdust/spice-filled pillow or a simple framed piece…
how about mounting it to a slice of wool and adding some wool appliqué? 
or finish yours into a pocket...
~ the finishing possibilities are endless and I WANT TO SEE THEM!
:)

All "PPNC" Members kits WILL include:
*Weavers Cloth 
*DMC/Valdani Threads to finish project
*Reusable Paper Pattern
*Color Photo
* Detailed Finishing Instructions

ALL "PPNC" Members will need to provide their own:
Lip Locking Hoop or Gripper Frame {at least a 10"x 10" size"}
Ultra Punch Needle {Cameo} with MEDIUM TIP

If you haven't joined our exclusive club for primitive punch needlers, 
you may click HERE to join ~ 

Kits will begin shipping in August so you can have your project completed in time for the
~ Autumn Decorating Season ~
{the most wonderful time of the year}

Have a beautiful & creative day my friends ~ keep cool and be happy!

~ Blessings from the Farm ~ 
 Lori

2 comments:

Nancy D. said...

What beautiful pictures, Lori. Sunflowers and butterflies. It's so hot here, flowering plants have gone into survival mode, except for a few: Mexican Oregano, Cypress Vine, and Hummingbird Bush. Your Goode Witch, Moonlight, and Saltbox house are all the things I love in one image! Do you read minds?!

elaine allerton said...

Lori,,, lovely pics! Beautiful butterflys,,, sun flower is spectacular, ,,, mine have just started to open,,, we have hot and dry conditions as well,,, they are so tough,,,, my favorites,,,
Love, love the punchneedle ,,,, so so excited I joined ur club,,, will love doing it!
Thanks so much,,,,

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