August 23, 2016

Another School Year Started!

 School is back in for us. We're on our 2nd and 1/2 week and life is settling back in to our normal.
The kids just had their 11th Birthday and are now in middle school. They don't have to be there until 9:25 a.m.
Kind of nice to not have to beat the pots and pans so early in the morning any more.
(Me, Anna, & Tate)
They seem to be coming home not nearly as tired as they used to so, hopefully, this will be beneficial. I know it already is for me. I hate waking up early and having to be everyone's alarm clock.
I'm in my FALL mode now. Still working on a few Teacher orders but also busy with some Black Cats and Witches.
I've already dyed and stained these. They are awaiting their embellishments and then I'll list them in my Etsy shop.
We have a really nice Hospice Thrift Shop in The Villages. Every now and then when I remember to stop by, I find a little treasure or 2. This past week I was able to find this.
The wooden spools will make great bases for my meeces. The large board was a great find at only $3. Saw a few pieces of furniture that I might like (some storage cabinets). I'll go in on Friday and see if they are still there. If they are, they'll be calling my name!
We had our last "Hoorah" at the lake on Saturday.
The Youth of our church came out to tube, play V-ball, and swim for the day. We had 81 kids from the ages of 14-18 and approx. 30 adults from 10:00-2:00! That's the biggest group that we've had out here. We got a Port-a-Potty to keep our sewage system from any overload problems which was our main concern. We had it cleaned out last year and added new pipes for the drain field so all is working well. Still, one worries especially when you've had problems in the past.
Well, I have no excuse to not get out the mop so I'd better go and do that while Audrey is resting.
Fall will be here soon and I'm looking forward to being back in the 80's instead of the 90's.
My best to you as you get the kids (and grands) back in school!

August 11, 2016

Summer Swap!

I participated in Amy from Bumble Bee Lane's Farmhouse Summer Swap!
 I received my swap gifts from Becky at Ginger Crème Hollow
Everything was wrapped up so nice and Prim!
 Such lovely goodies!
 I collect Rag Dolls and Becky made me such a cute one holding her pet crow!
Her fabrics are so pretty!
The pillow is quite lovely, too!

 A pin cushion, a silver star ornie, a note pad....
 ...some bowl fillers with the same material as the doll and pillow!
She also included some melting tarts that smell wonderful!
Thank you, Becky for your generosity and thank you Amy for hosting yet another wonderful Swap!

August 2, 2016

Salt Therapy!

 This was my view last week.
And this is pretty much what I did every day.
Well, some of this .....
And, some of this (my daughter trying to help me back up)!
It was great! Some much needed time away.
We left our handicapped daughter, Audrey, with her older sister one day and her wonderful caregiver for the last few days.
It did all of us a world of good!
A baby Stingray right at my feet!
We love staying at the Summer House on Crescent Beach.
It's our favorite 'go to' get-away.
And the best part is.....
We always leave with a smile on our faces!