Are you all keeping cool?
Summer had a hard time arriving but when it did it gave us what we asked for didn’t it?
But oh we needed rain badly and it came yesterday.
I am not a fan of summer so this heat is a killer for me – even too hot to enjoy the screen room.
Remember you can click pictures to enlarge them…
I didn’t mention it but I had a birthday on the 10th and my husband surprised me with a cake after our dinner.
He put it in the beverage ref. in the screen room so I didn’t know he had it….oh and it tasted great too – I haven’t been eating too many sweets lately!
He did a little ‘overkill’ on the size of the numbers though, don’t you think! lol
Tanya from Friendship Crossing sent me an Amish book – she had to do a book review on it and then she was sweet enough to pass it along to me..thank you Tanya!
The book is by Leslie Gould – one of my favorite Amish authors.
It’s book #2 Adoring Addie from the series “The Courtships of Lancaster County”
I would like to purchase Book #1 Courting Cate and #3 Minding Molly before starting this…I like to read them in order.
Last week we met friends from AZ for our yearly lunch while they were passing through on their way to their son’s place in Wisconsin Rapids. Always so fun to see how much talking Mare and I can get in during that lunch.
One of these winters we will go west to Mesa to visit them…when my back/hip gets under control it WILL happen.
I have 3 cousins (all siblings) living in AZ during the winter as well so we could visit them at the same time.
Are these cute or what…our daughter in law Jamie made these for a silent auction for where she works – it’s a company that makes springs for medical equipment so they gave her all the springs she needed to create these.
They were auctioned off for ‘Make A Wish’ fund raiser at her work place – they are larger than they look…the flower she said is about 3 ft. tall and the dog about as long.
I purchased this fantastic long basket from Ann
and it came on Friday.
I’m hoping to get some more green large Mason jars (like shown below) to put in it with some fresh flowers in the jars.
3 Green jars – the 2 taller ones have bubbles in the glass and the smaller clear jar.
Got all these for $1 each.
Found a vendor who was selling all her patterns $1 each – the Penny Rug one was partially worked on so I’m going to take out the stitching and re-do it. I just liked the design on the pillow one and hopefully I can incorporate the design into a Penny Rug. I also got a Santa one – the wool kit part was all there but the pattern and instructions were not! I guess I can figure something out but for $1 it was just fine.
I found this Family Heirloom Weavers 47” x 82” throw in the ‘Log Cabin’ design in Red and Blue at the flea market today…wholesale price was still on it and she said that’s what she was selling it for…$23 – great deal. She had 2 other styles but they were in Green and I just don’t have green in the house.
Out and About and Other Stuff
Next weekend it’s up north for a family reunion (and to pick up the 2 Windsor chairs we had made) and the week after that on August 3rd we are taking Emily and Joe (our two teen grandchildren) to Pennsylvania. Not only will it be a FUN trip but we are going to throw in some history too.
~ Gettysburg, Annapolis, Baltimore and New York City ~
We are hoping to get it all in plus some Lancaster time. Think it’s do-able???
Oh and the last day we are there we are going to the Lititz craft show…you don’t want to miss this one – it’s huge and our friend ‘Teresa’ from http://teresasprimtreasures.blogspot.com/ will have her booth there…it’s on Broad St. (Rt. 501) and she’s right on the corner in front of the Bank…go visit her!
I have an itinerary for the week so I will make it work!
I have to wonder about Blogger…there was lots of hype about the Reading List going away – but it’s still there…What’s up with this. I’m so totally confused.
There are so many ways to follow people now that the lists are many – what do to…what to do!!!
(just a quick rant…I’m okay now…lol)
Before I forget!
We are going to this show! – are you?
Dawn at http://hollyhillsprimitives.blogspot.com/ is having her first ever Primitive/Antique Show at her new location…she’s in an old mill, many wonderful vendors from around the country will be showing and selling their beautiful wares.
Harvest At The Mill Show
Saturday, September 7th
After the show there’s a gathering at Bittersweet Cafe for all those Blogger and FB friends who attend and want to get together and meet!!! How sweet is that.
Check out her blog with all the information – we are going.
And I know Ann from Ohio Farm Baskets is going to be a vendor among many of our friends.
Hope you all can make it!!!
Please check out Dawns Blog for further information
Thanks so much everyone for following me and your continued comments