I do not call Eldest/Admin that name lightly. Yessiree; she earns every praise she gets for putting up with her Technological Deficient Mother. After DAYS, (did I stress days enough?) of desperately trying to upload photos and deal with Blogger's down time, I resorted to asking my very busy E/A to explain, Why oh Why does my computer not like my camera any more. And she patiently analyzed the problem and gave good advice. Then one, two, three! Upload happened!! So in the meantime, this mama has been a very busy, albeit blogless, lady......
Let us begin.
Weeding. The temperate temperatures allowed me to spend quite a few productive hours in the garden. With my Guard Dog, Pudge, (can you see him at the gate?) standing patrol, Stella the Ditsy Cat, following me around the Weedy Needy Areas, I had a pleasant day of puttering. Thank you God.
Summer time brings about Vacation Bible School! So many memories of VBS with my children. Personally, I never attended one in my childhood. Oh, but if I could have! Please never give up on dragging the neighborhood with you to your VBS. You just never know. I think of how my life would have been different if someone, anyone would have invited me to their church for VBS or Youth Group. Many a year when my children were young, we would have station wagon/van/car full of Unsaved Waifs, just ready for the Gospel Message. My Hubby always took the week off so we could make it a family affair, both of us usually intrinsically involved as Director, Food Lady, Craft Director, 4-5 year old teacher, Story Lady, etc, etc...It was a long hard but very fun week. This year, my only interaction is to design and create Space Patches for an astronaut costume for a Space Themed Bible School. Having made MANY a costume for my Pretend World Children, the thought was exciting and reminiscent for me. So now, between today and Sunday, I shall be embroidering till my fingies bleed. And happy to do it, I am just that fond of VBS.
Before I started the patches, I did finish The Lineny Vintage Bag!! It's everything I was hoping it would be; roomy, soft, shaped well and well, you know, of course...Pockety!!!
And the Sows Ear to Silk Purse Award goes to:
The Throwaway 40's Lawn Chair That I Pulled Out of the Garbage!
I wouldn't exactly feel safe sitting in this chair; some rather conspicuous duct tape at some key junctions, keeps me from offering it to guests. BUT as a proud displayer of my New Guinea Impatiens (and an errant tomato plant!), it works quite well!!
And last but certainly not last, a wonderful photo of Rabbit Rita's http://ritabunny.com/ One of Three Solid Blue Hydrangea Bushes that we visited on the Garden Exchange. A whole bush this color! Extraordinary! Makes me sigh just looking at it!
So that, dear readers, is some of what mama and her collection has been up to....And More.......Tomorrow, if the Kodak gods smile upon me........!