Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Beating the Heat

The perfect way to beat this heat is keeping busy with all my projects that I have on my to-do list.  I framed this piece for a friend's birthday.  She is battling cancer and such an example to all of her friends. She is so positive even when she is not feeling well. This represents of the kind of person she is.

More baby presents....

Sevrine loves to swim.  After chores and school work she earns swimming time. Knitting is the perfect project to do by the pool.... Now I have replenished my stock of dishcloths.

It has been a busy month.  I got a chance to visit with my nephew and his family while they made a brief trip to the valley to register for school.  After his discharge from the Navy, he will start school in January.  We will get much more time to see them next winter and meet the rest of the family.

Colleen, Sevrine, April, Gayle, Allison, and Michael

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Time

There is a song that I sang when I was a child. It seems to be running through my head as I take care of Sevrine. The yard work gets done early and we try and find things to do to stay cool on these long hot summer days.

“Oh what do you do in the summer time when all the world is green?

Do you fish in a stream, or lazily dream on the banks as the clouds go by?

Is that what you do? So do I!”

“Oh what do you do in the summer time when all the world is green?

Do you swim in a pool to keep yourself cool, or swing in a tree up high?

Is that what you do? So do I!”

“Oh what do you do in the summer time when all the world is green?

Do you march in parades or drink lemonades, or count all the stars in the sky?

Is that what you do? So do I!”

It seems that summer just screams reading, so Sevrine and I signed up for the summer reading program at the local library. We have attended a story time and a juggler program to get her excited about reading. She earns prizes for the books she reads and for the time we read to her.  For book club we just finished a prequel to the “Anne of Green Gables” series. I just loved how the book told the story of Anne before arriving to Avonlea.  The Book is entitled, "Before Green Gables" and it is by Budge Wilson.

It isn’t summer unless I can watch the NCAA College Women’s World Series.  I enjoyed following the teams through the Super Regional’s and on to the World Series in Oklahoma. For the second time in as many years, ASU made it through and were National Champions.  So very proud of the team work the girls displayed.

While watching the softball games, I made this for a friend.  (I had a hard time getting a picture without the glare.) This is a Lizzie Kate design that worked up quick and it was a perfect sentiment to say Thank You for all that she has done for me.

Now I am on to other books that are stacked on my end table and other WIP's.  Summer is such a perfect time to get a lot accomplished.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The ORT jar and the TUSAL

You might not be able to tell but there are a few more threads added to the ORT jar.  I continue working on "O Jerusalem" along with my various knitting/crochet projects.  With the College World Series in Softball starting this week, I am motivated to get my housework and yard work out of the way so I can get some stitching done.  I'm itching to start something new and have gone through some of my 'to do' pile.  I will keep you posted on anything new that I find interesting.