I started to realize that I am going to have to make a MAMMOTH post at the end of the summer if I don’t make a mid-summer post soon! Someday I plan to have this journal printed out and I don’t want to think nothing happened to me in the summer of ’11 (hehehehehe.)
My college roommates and friends all went to the WORLD Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth Michigan again this year. Many delicious mugs of spirits were consumed! I wore a white dress and didn’t spill anything on it the whole night! WOW, I must not have sampled enough beer.
I went on my oldest daughter’s field trip to Henry Ford museum:
Then June 17th the girls got out of school. That seemed super late to be getting out of school (at least it seemed that way to me!)
Here are their first and last day of school shots:
awww growing like little weeds huh?
We took an amazing 5 day camping trip WAAAY up north where the girls caught their first fish, we celebrated The BG’s 39th birthday, and the Shasta had her maiden voyage.
Then off to Mom and Dad’s house for the 4th of July festivities. This year the party was at my Aunt Donna’s house:
Then we were off to the lake at my college friends’ Alicia and Chris house to celebrate…..wait for it……my 40th birthday. yikes
I have been sewing here and there too!
I finished up the cross stitches I shared last time into two pillow tucks:
And I just finished stitching a little flower pocket by Stacy Nash…a little late for the 4th but it will be ready for next summer =)
I used up almost all the rest of my Darla fabric to make some pillows and a huge quilted comforter for the Shasta. It was so much fun trying the scalloped edges on the pillow…not bad for my first try!
Here they are inside the camper with the bed all made up:
It’s kind of too match-matchy now with the curtains matching the bedding, but I am too lazy to make new curtains! LOL Maybe next year.
I found another set of really cute vintage pillow cases too!
My second attempt at making scallops and my first with putting a bias binding on scallops wrapped up yesterday with the dresden plate I finally finished.
I did a little re-frame job on the stitchery gifted to me by Kathy:
And here it is on the little shelf in the camper:
Oh my goodness, congrats if you made it all the way through this post. JESSSH!
Hope your summer is AMAZING too!