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The phrase dog days refers to the sultry days of summer. In the Northern Hemisphere, the dog days of summer are most commonly experienced in the months of July and August, which typically observe the hottest summer temperatures.
adjective: sultry; comparative adjective: sultrier; superlative adjective: sultriest
(of the air or weather) hot and humid
synonyms: humid, close, airless, stifling, oppressive, muggy, sticky, sweltering, tropical, heavy;
That is the weather down here in s.e. FL. September is usually more of the same. We might get hints of fall coming then, but they are just that, ‘hints’. We’ve had partly cloudy skies for two days with no rain. I did mow last week, except for one little patch. I had a couple of piles of weeds and vines to be picked up in that area and was just too pooped to do that, so called it a day. I am so thankful for air conditioning.
I went out this morning for a little walk around and spied a bright green critter on the wall of cottage. I came in for my camera and he was still in the same spot when I came back out. He’s a rather small one, we’ve had longer/fatter ones. They are not native.
I went around the patio to the other side to get pictures from that angle. He’s on the bottom right below heart. (I found these two hearts right after my dear husband left this planet. They were a thrill to me, especially because they are hearts.)
Look at the ridge along his back. He’s quite bumpy all over on his little hide.
Now for some pretties from the gardens.
I made three more needlework pieces last week. I got more bead supplies and some silk thread too this past week, so am looking forward to creating more.
This heart has lace and freshwater pearls plus two kinds of seed beads.
I have orders for one of my pincushions, (I’ll stuff them fuller this time.) I gave this one away to a friend who embroiders and she loves it. She didn’t care that it wasn’t stuffed as full as it should be.
and someone else wants one of my little embroidered covered journals, that I’ve put uplifting scripture verses and photos from my garden in. I had to get more ink for my printer in order to print the scripture and photos for journals.
Below some of the journals made last year awaiting scripture and photos.
Now here are pictures from today.
The marble work surface is under there somewhere.
Me desk/work surface. I blog from here for myself and for Friends Needing Friends widows blog.
Here are the supplies I got this past week from two different places.
The bead mat is nice, three came to a pkg.. I got another pkg of 4 very thin big eye beading needles too. They are really neat. They are two needles soldered together at both ends so that there is a long split for threading which you separate. Much easier than trying to thread a smaller eyed needle. The long silver tool is a scoop for picking up beads to put back in containers and there are six of those little triangle scoop trays. They work great too.
These beads are size 15, very tiny, and I’m more comfortable with the size 11, but I’ll use these. As you can see, I started on another heart. I can’t help it.
I found this free pattern online yesterday. Aren’t these cute? I need to embellish them, just not sure how yet. One is cream and the other is an ecru.
I’ve had this pattern a few years now. I just found the free vintage angel print online yesterday and used the face. I’ve still more embellishing to do with her too.
I’ve got ideas for projects for inside my little cottage, for the workshop, etc. all running around in my mind. I’m really looking forward to cooler weather.
I’m listening to Spanish guitar music which I love. It touches my soul. We lived in Spain while DH was in the US Navy, and he bought an acoustic guitar and that was the beginning of his guitar playing. He played an electric guitar for many years too, plus the harmonica. (When he was a teen he played the drums and the base guitar.)
I hope to catch the super moon tonight. I saw it this morning when I first opened the blinds in the bedroom, I thought WOW, not knowing about the super moon then read about it later online. Moonrise is at 7:54 EST.
I hope you all have a great week, at work, at home, whatever you do.