I love the cheery colors -- the yellow watering can and those sweet red strawberries.
The strawberry vine reminds me of picking strawberries and blackberries at my grandparents home in Alabama. They were planted against the fence and we could just go outside and pick them -- heaven for a little kid! I remember one time that my brother and I went with some neighbors to pick blackberries -- there were rows and rows and you had to wear long sleeves so you didn't get scratched and it was so HOT in the summer! But sweet.... oh my goodness! I probably ate as many as I picked!
Ah, but those cute strawberry jars -- I've always wanted to try my hand at growing strawberries in one of those. I think I'll just have to look for one in my ramblings about.
And do you see the little woodland creature peeking out of the Dutch door? I think Dutch doors are just the best -- I always had one in my pretend houses when I was little! I thought it would be so much fun to open the top of your door to greet a visitor, or cool pies on the ledge of the bottom one!
And who wouldn't love the sweet saying across the bottom -- and the teeny ladybug strolling by!
I did a bit of online exploring and found that, as I suspected, this is a Sunset Designs Jiffy Stitchery which came in kit form. It's a design by Chris Davenport and was copyrighted in 1978. It took me a while to find a picture but I finally did -- and when I enlarged it, I could just make out the year (in Roman numerals no less)!
So cute -- if it hadn't already been embroidered (and very neatly done, I might add) I think I would have grabbed it to do myself! I've done some crewel embroidery from kits like this one was, but don't know if I still have them. I may have given them to my daughter since she asked for them! Hmmm, I'll have to do a bit of hunting! I also did a special one for my mother that she hung in the livingroom -- I have it now. But those are for another day....
♥♥♥ Today, I'm linking my sweet embroidery to Knick of Time Tuesday
and even though there's only a tiny bit of red, those strawberries want to be linked to Rednesday !