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Sunday, August 31
Saturday, August 30
What we found was the Harvard Quarry on top of Noyes Mountain, it has an elevation of 1503 feet and STEEP as a mother. And it wasn't gradually steep, it was heart attack (OMG I'm carrying the backpack with all the tools and snacks and water) steep. I kept trying to pass the torch on to my husband but he kept telling me I could do it. Finally I just took it off and kept walking...:-) It was heavy! Those dang tools and water were heavy. We had a perfect day. Little V was happy as a clam, and never complained NOT ONE TIME that he wanted to go home. He really LOVES rocks. And hiking too.
After that we took a long cut so we could go through Lewiston/Auburn and to my favorite Thai restaurant. Oh, we were so hungry we ate like we'd never eaten a day in our lives before. It was pretty good though. Big V has said about a million times that I shouldn't have taken him there today because the Spicy Duck was the best he's ever had...he wants to go back again tomorrow night!
Anyway, here are some pictures of our hike for you:
Thursday, August 28
Wednesday, August 27
We've been busy this week getting ready for back to school, which is next Tuesday. New sneakers - size 6 1/2 OMG!! . New pants and shirts. A fortune for new supplies at Staples. Hopefully we're all set now, except we need to venture out of town for some cool shirts. My buddy Hannah has probably thought I forgot about her, but I haven't. We talked about going shopping this week - but I've just been on WARP 90million and haven't had a chance to call. I will though, probably should be doing that right now instead of this.
Wanted to share this page I did for Scrapbooking & Beyond Magazine using my new and WAY cool Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet. It's a hybrid page so the photo of my boy has been altered and then printed and scrapbooked in the traditional way. I am so in love with this page, and my Fun Tablet too!
Well, I've got to get off this thing. I've been trying to figure out my email since 2:00 and now it's 4:00...thank goodness the Little V went to play at his friend's house today.
Ta Ta For Now. Remember to email me again if you got a bounced message from my server people.
Monday, August 25
Saturday, August 23
Went up to my garden last night to pick a bouquet of sunflowers, and boy are they gorgeous! I thought about them the whole time I was in Nebraska and how they were coming along...and beautiful was the answer. Gosh, I love them. This year I planted two packets of them and the bed is huge....and attracting a ton of bees. There was a ton of bees on all the flowers, though all the pictures I took of them came out blurry!! And the mosquitoes were pretty bad too, so I didn't get a very big bouquet!
I did manage a few pictures to share. These are the small ones, about 3 to 5 inches in diameter. Did I mention that I love 'em yet?
For the rest of the day we worked outside on the trim (flashing and drip edge and all kinda weird names for wood) and it was up and down on staging, sticky fingers from using the caulking and spreading it out with my finger...holding this, getting that - doing this and that....and we're not done. Hopefully tomorrow we'll be DONE with that project and ready to move on to the others....I'll share some pictures when we've finished tomorrow, though I must add we could NOT have done it without the help of my father. He's a pretty awesome guy and spent most of the day down here cutting and supervising (telling us what to do cause we had no clue really.) I did make him several glasses of lemonade so I think he was happy with that.
Reminder: If you haven't signed up for the little collage giveaway, do it before MONDAY...here....on this post!
Good Luck AND Good Night everyone!
Friday, August 22
As you read from her blog we spend many hours out junkin' or antiquing - or treasure hunting. Whatever you call it, we had a great time at it! The picture below shows some of the treasures I picked up, and also the cute little sign that was in my bathroom when I arrived. See, I told you she thought of everything!
The red pincushion came from my friend Shawn (BonoRama Mama) She did all the crocheting - isn't it gorgeous! She drove all the way to Nebraska to visit on Saturday. I love it! She also brought me the vintage metal butterflies and a package of glittery ones too, THANK YOU Shawn. I really enjoyed meeting you, I wish you could have stayed longer too!
This bracelet Vicki's friend Deb gave to me on Saturday at the party. Isn't it beautiful. It has a little hanging star charm too, THANKS Deb, I love it.
And, for those of you anxious to see which little collage I'm giving away on Monday, here's a little picture of it. So fitting as a give away next week, as it says "ah! remember" and remember what a fine visit I had with Vicki.
If you haven't left a comment on this post yet, please do so and I'll add your name to the drawing I'll be having sometime on Monday! This is a 5 x 7 collage using an original photograph and vintage papers along with scraps of printed papers and stitched with gold thread onto watercolor paper, perfect for framing!
Well, TTFN, gotta get some groceries. Laundry is caught up, floors are vacced, beds are changed - and now it's time to go to town and get some food!
Wednesday, August 20
Tuesday, August 19
Oh, and I forgot to tell you before I left for Nebraska that I'm going to give away one of those little 5x7 collages that I brought to give away at Vicki's tea party on Saturday. You can see them here, here, and here.
Just post a comment here on this post and I'll pick a winner on Monday, August 25th!
Stay tuned for the I Inspire Me Blog post tomorrow! Our inspiration was jewelry.
Monday, August 18
Saturday, August 16
Later in the day we met Vic's son and his girlfriend at a little hole in the wall, then off to dinner (which neither of us were to impressed with either - I always leave Applebee's saying I'll never go back and last night was no exception!!
One of the things that strikes me as so different here in the Mid West is that LACK of trees and hills or mountains. You can see for miles and miles - and get a pretty clear shot of the sunsets (when the corn fields aren't in your way). I must have made Vic stop 5 times so i could take some sunset pictures...She thought she was going to get a picture of me taking a picture of the sunset, but i fixed her didn't I?? LOL.
Today we're having a little tea party so we've been busy scurrying around doing last minute things to prepare. My job was to dip the strawberries in chocolate - don't tell her I ate more than I dipped, k??
Friday, August 15
Last night we went to a lovely mexican restaurant where I had a lovely vegetarian fajita...yum it was good. You can check out her blog for some pictures of my demise with the margarita :-) Well, I'm off to get showered up and ready for the day...yup it's 10:15am and we're both still in our PJ's blogging and chatting and having fun!
Thursday, August 14
Wednesday, August 13
Here are my 10 minute Collage's I've been working on. Each one takes me just a little bit of time to create, but aren't they great? It's great to park myself with my scrap box in fron of the tv with my scissors (yes NO paper trimmer used on these - and mostly SCRAPS and discarded paper) and make these. They get fancied up with a picture and some gold stitching. I've made almost 40 of them - so some will be available on my Etsy when I get home from Vic's and the rest I'm going to approach a local upscale store with....wish me luck on that!
There are a few inparticular that I am planning on making into prints. I had so much fun with these...anyway - gotta run for now - to finish my article that I'm working on....TTFN!
And thanks for sun today...it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood for a change!
Tuesday, August 12
I've been busy trying to get things done and do things with my Little V...I find it harder to spend lots of time creating and computing during the summer because he's home from school, he spends enough time doing things alone because he's an only child, so even if we read next to each other or hang out in the living room together it's better than me being holed up in my studio and him alone in the livingroom, like right now!
We've been busy too though, doing stuff. Goin' places....
- Yesterday afternoon we went to see Journey to the Center of the Earth. It was AWSOME, but I had to bribe him just to get there....he was happy after though!
- Went and climbed a small hill and picked blackberries on Sunday, didn't get much because someone picked them all the day before but we still had fun.
- We picked blueberries AGAIN last week! I've got about 6 quarts in the freezer now.
- Went to the local Country Fair...to the demolition derby. That was fun - though the fair didn't look like it was doing to well - with all the rain and economy crap going on.
- Been working on some new artsy collaged stuff....FUN!
- Getting ready to go to Vic's house on THURSDAY! YAHOO looking forward to a nice visit and a break from the rainy weather!
- Working in the garden, made some pickles, organized and moved some things around in my house to get ready for our new pellet stove. It's red and just like the picture below. It should keep us warm and cozy this winter!
Wednesday, August 6
In other news, it's been rainy most days here and we've been pretty busy. There was a break in the rain so we went and picked berries again, that was fun! And, I've been working on some other projects - like my 10 Minute Recycled Collages...so fun. They all need their finishing touches - stitching! But after that I may consider sharing one or two of them!
TTFN, Have a great day everyone!
Friday, August 1
Setting up the tent
sleeping in our sleeping bags
waking with the sun.
Kind and likes to craft
favorite bugs are dragonflies
caring and giving.
Easy to talk to
Always takes good care of me
an expert at chess.
Growing on bushes
blueberry pie and strudel
Really sweet and big.
Trees are beautiful
slowly swaying in the breeze
sturdy as stone
They're white like cotton
puffy and beautiful
pouring down the rain.
Lots of plants growing
picking out the bugs and weeds
Long, hot summer days
lots of playing and ice cream
it ends way to soon!