Monday, 30 July 2018
Monday, 23 July 2018
While the cat 🐱(Nathan) was away with Scouts last month, the mice 🐭🐭(Karen and I) played!
Heading across the Bay Bridge.
We made it!
Ready to walk the boardwalk!
The end of the boardwalk, wasn't too busy.
Karen talking to Mom and Dad, getting their popcorn order.
We reached our destination, Salty Yarns!
I love this shop, but sadly didn't find anything I had to have, but Karen did! I was going to get an Erica Michaels kit, but realized I had already ordered it.
Just a little something to read.
Dragon kite! 🐉
It was a breezy, beautiful day.
On our way home.
The next day, we ventured to PA to visit the Strawberry Sampler.
Apparently, my birthday and National Mermaid Day are the same day, awesome! They had a sale on all their mermaid patterns and I had to get a few! I had ordered these two and picked them up while I was there. Birthday money well spent!
This is the one I almost bought at Salty Yarns.
I haven't used gauze yet, so this will be a new experience.
I also had another mermaid pattern ordered, but it wasn't in yet. That will be a nice surprise because I'm not quite sure what I ordered!
This is one I've seen before and seeing it framed on the wall made me want to stitch it.
Monday, 16 July 2018
I found some treasures from the sales at the church picnic last month and had to save them!
This was so sweet, but a little dirty/moldy on the edges of the frame.
I took it apart and this is what the back looked like. Not impressed!
I decided to fix it up a bit and took out the personalization 😔, and added beads for the eyes and nose so you could see the Santas better.
I bought this for $.50, so sad really.
I'm cleaning up the glass and frame and will be re-framing it.
I bought this cutie for $3, big spender!
I saw this and thought it looked familiar... I made it for one of Nathan's teachers in 2015!
Oh well, I bought if for a quarter and it will hang on my homemade Christmas ornament tree.
This is the second time I've found something I made there. At least they were small and I got them back. I think I'll stick to gift cards from now on!
Saturday, 14 July 2018
In May, I participated in Stephanie, at The Enchanting Rose, tea cup and mug exchange.
I chose the mug and this is what I sent to my partner. The first time I posted it, I flubbed the address and missed a number, ugh! So I had to resend it, but then she went on holiday. As of yet, I haven't heard anything, but I hope she's opened it by now.
She likes chocolate, so I stitched her this block.
After lots of searching, I found the perfect fabric.
As of today, I haven't received anything from the person who has my name.
Sadly, this was Stephanie's last exchange, organizing 250 participants is a big job!
Thursday, 12 July 2018
A pre-celebration movie time!
It was good! Nathan liked this one over the 1st one.
My cake with LEMON filling!
Family photo after a great birthday!
The next day we celebrated Father's Day with this wonderful family. Love these Dads!
After that fun-filled weekend, we headed to Oma and Opa's for a visit.
Mom is doing great, she still has Dr's appts, but also has a parade of nurses and therapists come visit.
My nephew and his girlfriend came to visit too.
The perfect gift from my parents!
The following week, Nathan went to Scout camp for the week.
Memories of the Gmen on their first Scout camp.
DH went on a Homebrew Beer trip while Nathan was gone, so the three of us had a nice dinner out.
Not a lot of stitching was done, but I thought I needed to organize my hodgepodge of beads.
I bought an organizer from Wish, I love it! I think I should have bought two, but wanted to make sure I liked it.
The week flew by and he's back, happy to be home and sleeping in! Waking up at 6:30am every morning for a wake-up swim wore him out.
Next time, actual stitchy stuff!