Thursday, July 18, 2019


So much for an hour a week to do a post!
Looks like an hour a MONTH at this rate 😄

I do hope you all are having a great summer - so far it has been kind of a quiet one - mainly because of the heat and humidity of which I am not a fan of.  I suffer so from the humidity and I don't know why...seems my internal thermostat is off kilter.
And boy did we need rain - grass was starting to get crunchy but last night it thundered most of the night and by morning we had the best rain - it is still raining.   We have used the sprinkler system but there's nothing like the nutrients in rain to make grass get green in just a couple hours!

Anyway...on to what's happening here.
Last Sunday we had our whole family over here for a brunch to celebrate my 75th birthday - Our oldest son Darren (55) and youngest son Brett (50) have special birthdays coming up next month just 2 days apart.
So with me at 75 and them with 5's in their birthdays it was a perfect celebration.
Our granddaughter Alex and Great-Grandson Zayne even made it here as a surprise from Colorado!!!

I made sausage gravy and biscuits - it is a favorite with everyone (except me - not so much)

It was a very informal kind of brunch - quite relaxed!!!

I didn't set a formal table - everyone sat wherever they chose,
some were in the screen room as well.

Doug even made an ice cream cake !
It had a cookie base then mint chocolate chip ice cream, vanilla bean ice cream,
hot fudge sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles. It was a huge hit!!

Still busy making things for our Oct. show....I have so much fun with this,
it's not like work for me so I guess that's a good thing!

I love this punch needle piece - it's one of my designs. 
I mounted it on a rusty flat back bucket.

All these items are still a work in progress....

There will be white bells stitched on the front of these stocking and mitten ornaments

This long stocking will have a rusty bell in between the two rusty stars
and also a bell on the tip of the toe.

Gingerbread ornaments

Mini aged note books and some mini canvas board ornaments

Thanks for visiting me today!
Have a wonderful rest of your week