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June 20, 2012



Your yard/garden always looks so cozy. I love it! I'm so jealous of your peas, my husband is so caught up in a truck restoration project, that my garden is on the back burner this year....
The things we do for love.


I am so enjoying the new colors that have been appearing in your photographs. Lovely greens. It makes me happy, thank you for sharing them with us all.

Amy Kortuem

So cute. That sampler is just soooooooo cute.

I've been saying the "hot" thing for days and days and days now. I'm ready to be done with heat, and it's only the 1st day of summer...

Emma /The Log Cabin

I agree, it's a beautiful world. Enjoy the longest day, it's all downhill from here, haha xxx


it is a lovely world.

Such a beautiful sampler.

We are in for rain tonight, but that's ok, I'm not going to Ascot this week ;o)

gorgeous photos. Your photos have an elegance and peacefulness about them.


oh, 'tis lovely, Alicia! Thanks for making the pattern available. :) and acorns and threads is only 10 minutes from my house, yay! Enjoy the summer solstice.



Angela B

I am so excited about this sampler! Thank you for getting the pattern together and including
a budget friendly alternative. Although I will have to go with the WDW version.
As for hot, it's been hot here inTX and we have a few more months of it to look forward to. Or not!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger

Lovely, indeed.
And you always know how to share some of the loveliest
views of it. On this, the longest day of the year,
I am sending wishes for *just right.*


Thanks for the dishtowel tip. I need all the tips I can get as a fledgling.

Enjoy the longest day. We finally have sun too and it feels amazing.


It all looks lovely, your pics gives a warm feeling in the heart! :-)

Dolly Mixtures

Absolutely gorgeous. I've loved seeing the snippers as this has evolved and the finished piece does not disappoint. Glorious colours and a great alaphabet too.


happy summer, alicia. there is an eerie grey light blanketing omaha today. i'll take a bit of your sunshine, thank you.

jeanne e.

yay! i have been waiting patiently for this one. :) lovely, lovely pattern. i am in the "other" portland (maine) and it is very hot today and humid. and i find i am saying the same types of things...i am also painting my kitchen cabinets, but need to allow more time for things to dry (with the raised humidity) and think i will start a new cross-stitch to fill that extra time. thank you!

Janine Olson

I was on it ~ wink, wink :)


Love your sampler, and the black background gives it such drama-love that! Really enjoyed the background on your inspiration story. I do find so much inspiration from people who achieve great things later in life....Fab photos, as always. Just perfect.

Katherine of Kitten's Lost Her Mittens

Beautiful! Not only the cross-stitch, but the words and photos to go with it. I'm hoping to try this one sometime!
x Katherine


It's been soooo hot here in Michigan, had to cut garden plans at least two weeks short because moving any more plants just wouldn't be fair to the poor babies. Also putting lawn care on the August/September schedule (ie cut only about every ten days) because we seem to be in a drought here as well. Sooooo--you guessed it--more time to stitch! Can't wait to be able to start on this sampler, altho I will guiltily admit that I've got a couple of modifications planned, as I do with 95% of the pieces I stitch. Throwing myself on the mercy of the Posie fan club/community...your designs are so sweet, but I just can't help the urge to add my own touch!!


It is so blue blue blue here today and it was nice to see your lovely fresh looking photos - the peas, the yogurt, the wicker - all so summery!


I like this sampler so very much...I enjoyed the book you reference also...So much rain here in Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota doing terrible damage to roads, homes, and zoo animals...your blog is a bright spot in any day, but especially on days that are harder...blessings to you and yours.


A lovely world indeed...and you capture it so well in your photographs. Alicia, the light in your photos is always just gorgeous. I'm trying to break out of the auto mode on my DSLR, and you've inspired me! Thank you for all the beauty you bring to our world.

Have you read the book, The Launguage of Flowers, by
Vanessa Diffenbaugh? I'm only about 8 chapters in, but I'm hooked. It may sound a bit weird (since we don't know each other!) but as I was reading it yesterday, I thought you'd like it, too. If you're looking for a new read, give it a try if you haven't already. Happy Summer!

Bee Balm Gal

Your sprigs sampler reminds me of a nordic legend.(There truly is such a legend; you can google it.)The legend says that any woman who washes her face in the morning dew of Midsummer's Day will grow lovelier through the coming year. Midsummer's Day is June 24th, so mark your calendar! Go out into the garden in the early morning and pick a dew-covered rose and gently rub the petals and dew on your face. It's a lovely feeling, indeed.


Your breakfast looks delightful! You've created a beautiful reminder of how important it is to serve with love and respect one's self. The garden is just getting prettier with each photograph you post. Looking forward to working on the cross stitch!!!


I made your woodlands sampler, and I love this new one, also-totally want to make it. On your March 12 post this year you had photographed this sampler in progress on a rich brown linen. Could you please share the info for that fabric, such as the color name and manufacturer? Thanks so much!


Love the sampler . . . it has been years . . . I like the black, just may have to begin again . . .

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