Early June in Colorado means penstemon. Last year at this time the hillsides were pink and purple with the abundant blooms. This year, there's been less rainfall so there aren't as many blooms.
Last year I was imagining intricate penstemon samplers. I sketched the flowers and started transferring them to graph paper.
I was even determined to capture the color acurately. Sometimes they look pink, sometimes purple, sometimes blue. But, the color card does not lie and I know what floss to use.
At the time I was in a middle of another project and was going to work on the penstemons "next".
A year has passed and the drawings are still untouched. I think that while the penstemon are blooming and I'm inspired they are going to be "next" again. Really, I mean it. I want to cross-stitch some penstemon.