REAL Scottish Thistle all the way from Scotland!
An older woman from our community named Phylis often brings the BG little random gifts, such as homemade food stuffs, packages of napkins, books, bowls, odd paper clippings etc. When she found out that his wife (me) loves all things Scot , she started bringing him things to gift to me. Recently she sent a couple books on Scotland’s history and a Scotland travel manual. She belongs to the local Scottish Club and she often visits Scotland. When last she was there, she brought home thistle seeds to plant in her garden. She cut some and gave them to the BG, telling him to make sure to tell me they were from the land of my dreams.
I have neglected to give them any water, but they are as tough as the people from whence they come, and refuse to wilt. I love looking at them on my sewing room window sill and dreaming of the day I too will frolic in the fields where they were born.
I have been getting the Fall bug. Michigan has had such a weird , cold summer. I think some of the trees are confused. We actually saw trees this weekend changing and putting on their fall colored clothes!!
So I think this coming week I will take down all the summer/patriotic decor and start putting out my fall colors too. It is my favorite season and my favorite decorations too!
But before I say goodbye to all the red,white, and blue of summer I thought I better sew this little Snap Sack up for next year. It’s waiting for me to quilt and bind today.
Snap Sacks are sooo cool! Have you seen these in your LQS? They are little kits (with backing, binding, and pattern!!) all wrapped up in little brown paper bags.
Later Gators! Melissa