Today's post is devoted to Summer.... and boy, do we need a visit from Summer - today has started off very foggy and damp and now it is raining.... but then it is Winter down-under so I shouldn't be at all surprised by today's weather! Although strangely we have so far had quite a mild Winter and when the sun is out and there isn't a cold wind blowing, it has been so gorgeous outside ♥
Of course if it's Winter down my way.... then it must be Summer in the Northern Hemisphere! Goes without saying really, doesn't it?
Why am I talking about the weather? Well, I mention this because I recently signed up to participate in Jo's (Serendipitous Stitching) annual Summer Blog Hop. The theme of this year's Summer Blog Hop is Pets (a theme dear to my heart ♥). We all sent an email to Jo with something that we have stitched (or crafted) which relates to a pet that we have (or had) and a little message about what pets mean to us.
The blog hop has now started and I am the first cab off the rank to receive a Pet inspired Summer postcard!
This is the postcard that I received from Cheryl:
Cheryl blogs over at "Today I Found...." and the message that she sent along with her postcard is:
I have enjoyed the company of cats all my life. I remember there always being 5 cats around at any given time during my childhood.
Funny thing ... I currently have 5 kitty friends that I visit with on a regular basis. They are "alley cats" who live with various neighbors all sharing the alley that runs between our buildings.
The cat sampler pictured is one that I designed a few years ago. I am sharing the pattern on my website here: http://hobbyloco.com/patterns/cat_sampler.html
Enjoy! ~ Cheryl
Thank you Cheryl for sending such a sweet postcard for the blog hop.... and thank you for the link to your lovely freebie kitty sampler.
I wonder who will receive my postcard..... stay tuned to Jo's blog to find out who is next on the blog hop list for a postcard.
Til next time, happy stitching