When last I posted about her, I think I had just cleared my way out of that endless twisting forest of vines and overgrown satin stitch pansies. I'm soooo happy (and relieved) to report now that since that time, she's been docile as a lamb, Here's how she looks right now:
I know, I know...the rumpled linen makes her look like she's been stuffed in a sleeping bag and dumped in the woods, but I really did give her a good pressing before the photo shoot! Guess that's what working with a hoop will do for you.
Anyway, on to some details...like the blackwork bands that were up right after the end of the pansy expanse.
And here's Miss Frances' neighborhood, though the landscaping is still under construction.
I'm really tickled with the birds and trees. This same one will go in the vacant lot on the left.
Believe it or not, even once the landscaping is finished, there's still more to go underneath that. 3 funky looking structures that remind me of band shelters - go figure! - and then her name and I think a date. But even with all that in mind, my eye is definitely on the prize. She'll be done, or I'll be dead.... which ever comes first.
I'm finding it nearly impossible to believe it's now the middle of June and summertime has sagged down around us. Breathing the air in Florida from the end of May until the middle of October is like swimming in jello, Mildew grows on the driveway and mushrooms spring up everywhere overnight. It's definitely damp! But we've managed to get in some amazing early morning beach strolls over the past few weeks. When we can do that, I'll put up with strange fungi and slippery pavement the rest of the time. That must be the home stretch too!