I wanted to include the word 'summer' somewhere, and after much thought over both using the word and also trying to fill that space to the left of the beach sign, I decided that maybe a heart might just be the answer. I love summer the bestest - so a heart seemed fitting. Ribbon roses, gold metallic thread and a teeny little butterfly button completed the section.
That left a little bit of 'grass' so I added the star-shaped sequins topped with black star beads on the seam and then the butterfly charm and his flight path was added.
There's a sweet little crocheted doll pattern available on THIS site, and if you would like to check out a fun Mandala Madness Mystery Crochet-a-Long that's happening go HERE. I found this one via Cyra of Free-Form-Stitching and you can see her project so far by going HERE. Sure wish I had time in my schedule to be able to play along with this one!
Elizabeth of Sew In Love has written a very thought-provoking post about manners in blogging. It's well worth reading and being reminded that we should always strive to be kind. You can read that HERE.
Further on what Elizabeth has said, perhaps this quote would be fitting to share today.... "We cannot control the tongues of other people, but we can watch our own" and there's also this one: "To rule one's self is the first duty of every man"