As nice as it would be to have a real cottage at the beach, I think I'm going to have to be satisfied with this little stitched version I'm working on. On this rotation, I've been working mostly on the landscaping on the left side of the cottage around to the front.
It's coming along nicely, getting in the base cross stitches before embellishing and detailing the design with lots of specialty stitches.
Here's a pic of the entire piece so far:
This morning I took my grandson Hans out for birthday shopping, however, we were not successful in finding just the right thing. Of course, it helps to have something in mind when you start. :) So we're going out again tomorrow morning when we'll have a little more time and maybe more direction for both shopping and lunch! Hans is our oldest grandchild, now 14! What a great young man he's becoming.
Today is a little warmer, but still only in the 80s, and it's just so pleasant to go outside. Tonight I really must get out into the garden and get some deadheading done if I want any more blooms this year!
Wishing you a most lovely day!