Anyone remember this? I think I started it back in January. I got a knot in the front (hate when that happens) and I tried to untangle it but couldn't so I put it down for a while, hoping it would sort itself out.
It didn't. So I picked it back up this week and and cut out the offending knot and pulled the stitching out and started up again.
I plan on finishing it this week. Ha! Famous last words. It's going to be a pillow when it is done.
I would get things done a lot faster if Belle didn't think the floss spools were her play toys.
Let's see what else have I been doing? Oh - fighting battle with the aphids. Every morning I go out and spray them off the roses with a good blast from the garden hose and the following morning they are back. This morning, however, it looks like their numbers are diminishing so I might be winning. They did ruin a few of the early buds though. I have mutated looking roses trying to open up.
Stupid aphids. Look - I just sprayed them a half hour ago and they are coming back.
They haven't been bothering the Iceberg rose bush though. Iceberg was my Mother's favorite rose. I love how the first blooms on the bush always have the slightest pink tint.
It's because of the cool temperatures when the bud is forming, I've been told. And since Iceberg tends to bloom until November around these parts the last roses of the season tend to be a wee bit pink too.