I decided to bead a little bit of fabric I had thread-played with about four years ago and then stashed in a drawer. I love this sacred hearts fabric and have hoarded little leftover bits for years. Since I had to stay still and rest for the first week after surgery, I pulled out the heart and some beads and got to work. I really like it which is good since I made it for myself.
I also read two novels during my week off, one by Robert Crais and the other by Carl Hiaasen. I love Crais' Joe Pike. I want to understand what makes him tick.
I also took time to walk around our property and photograph the wildflowers. While most of Texas is still in a serious drought, the conditions have improved and we've been seeing rain about once a week. It's often just a light drizzle, but at least things are green and blooming.
|We get a few native foxglove every year. They love the rockiest hillock on the property.|
|Another daisy type flower. Fewer but wider petals and bigger across.|
|The first of several of the yellow flowers on the property.|
|I love how the petals curl back.|
|Native snapdragon? So pretty.|
|Tiny, tiny white flower stalks.|
|Native verbena. Beautiful interspersed with all the yellow flowers.|
|Texas Thistle before the bloom.|
|And my absolute favorite, the Mexican Hat. Perhaps because the brick color reminds me of mole?|
Hope you are all taking time to accomplish at least the little things--especially the ones you enjoy the most.