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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I have been very lax!

And I apologize but please bear with me!  I've not been blogging much over the past couple of months.  Things in my life are very busy right now (yeah look who'se life isn't busy right now!)  I'm working on getting back in the groove.  I even finished the cardinal mat just need to take a pic of it and post the finish product.  I was going to trace a pattern onto linen the other night and realized I didn't have any way to trace it - no red dot, no netting - nothing.  So I ordered some red dot.  Meanwhile, I've gotten my Christmas craft ready to start working on and until I get the red dot tracing paper I'll work on that.  Once I get the red dot tracing paper I'll get that pattern traced and the wool cut (at least I have the wool for it!) and in between working on the rug I'll work on my Christmas craft - I need to make about 25/30 of them!

Julia - you are the busiest woman I know.  I don't know how you do it all!  I had a dream the other night that I'd met you in person and you were just as lovely and friendly as you are here!  :)  Maybe that was wishful thinking on my part - to meet you in person!

Hope you all are having a good day!  Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Char needs to get her groove back!

With all these changes here at work, graduations, yard work, house cleaning, etc I just haven't felt like doing a single thing  :(  When I'm at work I think that when I get home I'll do some rug hooking or crocheting or start another cross stitch project and end up doing absolutely nothing.    Does anyone have tips on how to get back in the swing of things or how to re-motivate yourself?!? 

I'm having some problems with my blog too so I need to try to get that figured out.  Once I sign in, when I want to sign out I have to click sign in and then sign out on that page.  It's weird.

Hope you're all having a nice summer so far!

Thanks for stopping in and (hopefully) leaving a comment or two!

Take care!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Where has the time gone!

I've been so busy between stuff at work and graduations that I didn't realize how long it's been since I've posted anything!!!

To start off with - we went to Melbourne, Florida for my granddaughter (my son's daughter) Brooke's graduation from high school.  She graduated from Palm Bay High School and Pirates Academy with three honors. 

My granddaughter, Brooke, and me at the beach.  Good googly moogly - I never realized I had three chins!!!!

 My son, John with Brooke - still at the beach.  Isn't the water beautiful!

 The happy graduate!  It was held outside and was extremely humid and sweltering hot.  Thank goodness for 100+ SPF Sunscreen!  Brooke looks all calm, cool and collected!
 Class of 450 students!

 My honey, John.  My son John. And Brooke's other grandma.

 My son and I got up at 5:30 to go to the beach and watch the sunrise.

We had some good coffee from the hotel and sat on the beach for over an hour watching the sunrise.  It was so peaceful and relaxing.  As the sun started coming up a school of dolphins came through.  It was awesome to watch but I couldn't get a good picture of it.

Then it was back to work for four days until Memorial Day weekend.  We worked out in the yard some but had a lot more to go.

 My Anna Magnolia tree that will be planted on the front side of the picket fence.
My pink calla lillies that will be planted on the house side of the picket fence.

Then it was back to work for four days before our trip to Kentucky for my granddaughter (my daughter Ginger's daughter), Karley's graduation.

Again it was hot, hot, hot.  The graduation was held inside the gym with no air conditioning.  I gave up having a "good hair day" for either granddaughter's graduation!

 Karley with her mom, Ginger, dad - Tony, and baby brother Dominic who turned one year old on June 1. In other pictures he's trying to grab her tassle!  Note how skinny Ginger is - 6 kids later!!!!!

 Karley with her sisters, Toni and Felicia, and brothers, Andrew, Ryan, and Dominic.  Felicia in the sun dress is the 16 year old that is pregnant.  She had to leave the gym because it was so hot and she kept feeling like she was going to pass out.  She's not having an easy time of it and we're all very worried about her.  She's so pale and has just recently started keeping food down (she's 5 months along - due October 18).
 Me and my hubby with Karley.  At this point she asked that we hurry up with the pictures as her face was hurting and her feet were hurting and she was burning up!  It was terribly hot in there and we were standing in front of the open doors!!!

 Dominic.  He has such a good disposition.  His eyes are such a pretty shade of blue - it's a shame they didn't show up that way in the pictures.

 He was too sure about what to do with his cake.  And on top of it all - with the cooking going on their house was on the warm side and the frosting was melting and sliding off the cake!

Dominic trying to show his muscles!  Trying to move a metal tub.  He kept turning his head every time I'd snap the picture but the look of concentration on his face was priceless!

So now we're home.  I've done yard work - more pictures to come some other day.  Finished a cross stitch.  "Painted" some silk scarves - all pictures to some some other day.

Back to work on Monday...   :(

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