when we visited my brother-in-law in california quite some years ago (1998), i remember we often went to Star*bucks to get some good coffee. actually he made us familiar with this brand as we often got not so tasty one elsewhere.
i´m sure that has changed meanwhile
and my opinion about this Company also has, if i exceptionally may get political here... there are some critical voices about their tax-avoiding manners, esp here in europe - and in General i like to Support smaller Shops... but who am i to spoil the wish of my BIL...
my brother-in-law got married in seattle recently, and when we asked what they would like to be gifted with, they wished for a subscription of Star*bucks coffee.
i found this cross-stitch pattern at pinterest
and thought it might make a matching greeting Card.
last week i was brewing a big pot of dandelions to dye some Cotton.
with not much of result, the fabric stayed quite pale yellow.
after all the Action i did an Internet search and learned that dyeing of fibers is more effective with animal stuff (silk, wool) than with botanical fabrics (Cotton, linen...). maybe i could improve the result a bit with mordants (alum etc), but i´m not sure i really want to dig in deeper. not at the Moment.
and i came across a box of blue patterned fabric scraps.
i basted them onto a White Background...
and started to embroider with ochre yarn
this works esp fine for keeping the edges/Meeting Points down.
and timmy enjoys the warm and sunny weather as i do...
the lilies of the valley are in full Bloom.