Saturday, July 19, 2008

Simply Enjoying Summer....

I've really been enjoying summer this year!! We've taken a nice break from "officially" homeschooling - although the wonderful, blessed moments of learning never really (thankfully!!!) end. We've been taking some time and just reading together for "fun". "Black Beauty", "Blue Willow", and "The Prince and the Pauper" are some that we've finished thus far...our list of summer "wanna reads" grows longer with every trip to Barnes and Noble and the library.
We've been SO blessed that Ian's health grows better everyday by leaps and bounds! He looks so good and is finally gaining a bit of weight and "talling up" nicely. He's made a wonderful recovery from his surgery - it's been a long road - but we're so grateful to see the great results! He's back to playing tennis full-time and feeling great! It's so good to be back full-swing (pun intended) at our tennis. There's not much I love more than being on the court and really putting my all into a good game. Win or lose, I LOVE the game!
I've also found extra stitching time that I've really been enjoying! It's felt good to be stitching on "Delicate Beauties" again...I just love this design and it's colors. It's nice to feel enthusiasm for this piece again. (Only two and a half more pages to stitch before it's finished!) :) :) :)
We've also been spending lots of time on the beach and at Disney. With the high gas prices, we've been sticking pretty close to home...we're blessed that we're close to two of our favorite hang-outs. The beach for heat-relief and Disney, just for some good family fun! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely blogs and your sweet comments. I've "met" some of the sweetest folks on the "net". Blessings to you all - -


Still another tea finish!! :)

This is a quick finish I just made for our kitchen. It's from Lizzie Kate's tea leaflet. With a tea-themed kitchen, this is a great fit!


A Christmas Finish

This is my first Christmas gift finish for '08. It's Lizzie Kate's "Warm Wishes". My Mom asked me to make something "Christmasy" for her neighbor (who loves birds and snowmen) - so I thought this would be a good choice. I still have two more gifts to stitch (for my Mom at her request- she has wonderful neighbors!) and then I need to get busy on Christmas gifts for MY neighbors!! :)

Thought I'd share...Keep beating the heat!! :)