It's Fall and the Acorns are Falling!

I've had limited time to stitch lately due to fall arriving and needing to get the gardens in order, but I have been stitching off and on (more off than on) on this lovely monochromatic complimentary design from The Workbasket. I'm stitching it on a luscious piece of 32 ct. Toasted Pumpkin linen from R&R and using Crescent Colours' Belle Soie silk, Mudpie.

You can be assured that if there's no activity on my blog, I'm out in the garden. It's fall planting time in Texas, so I've been planting! In the full sun flower bed, I've pulled out plants that were overgrown and invasive, moved plants that weren't in the best places and not getting the sun they needed, and I've planted some new plants I got at the plant swap a few weeks ago. I moved almost all of my daylilies to one corner of the bed and made room for some native plants that will attract bees and butterflies.

In the veggie garden bed, I've pulled out all the cucumber vines and most of the watermelon vines. Okay, really the husband did that, but I asked him to! LOL I've planted my garlic and need to plant my chives. This week, we'll be starting some lettuces so we can have fresh lettuce through the winter and early spring months. In August sometime, I whacked back the okra. It's all growing back and producing pods. Gahhhhh! I think I'm just going to yank it all out, except for the ones we're saving for seeds.


Anonymous said…
Super progress on the acorn, Stephanie! Your garden shots continue to amaze me! The color is so vibrant that I still can't fathom (at times) you live in the heat belt of Texas!