" I am a dreamer. I am , indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities, as far as possible. "

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Summer Is Moving On!

  I can't believe that July is almost gone. We have been so busy with gardening, golfing, and taking care of Mom. Time has just slipped away. I am feeling guilty that I have not posted in awhile. I guess I said that last month . It is easier to sit down at the computer in the fall and winter than spring and summer.
  I am very happy about one of my clematis plants. It bloomed big time this year. The other two plants are
So pretty this year!
  growing but not blooming like this one. Hopefully, next year.
Happy Times
    In June, my sister, Adrianne, got married to a wonderful guy. Lenny is a nice addition to our family.The weather was perfect that day. The reception took place at Sebasco Harbor Resort. It was all perfect.
 I made a wedding card for them that I really enjoyed making. Wedding cards are one of my favorite cards to do.
Wedding Day card
  I was on Pinterest and came across this card that I cased. I used a different embossing folder for the sections. Navy was Adrianne's wedding color so I chose it as my base color.  The flower I had purchased on one of my shopping trips to either Michael's or A.C. Moore. I love how it all came together.
   We have been babysitting for our granddaughter, Evy. She is such a joy. I have millions of pictures and videos of her. She is growing and changing every time we see her. We are so truly blessed to be a part of her life. Nathaniel and Kristin are doing such a good job with raising her.
Happy baby.... 
A good friend of mine, Helen, recently lost her sister. I felt so bad. I know how difficult it is since I lost my oldest sister a few years back. I made a card to send to her to express how I felt.

For Helen
  I used my Stampin Up set called "Garden Collage". I love all the different patterns are there in one stamp. The sentiment is a separate stamp. I used another flower I had purchased at Michael's or A.C. Moore. I love mixing the different patterned paper to come up with just the right combination.
Surprise... surprise....

          We also planned an early surprise birthday party for my sister, Rochelle. It was suppose to be a get together the day before Adrianne's wedding, but we added her birthday celebration to the event. It worked!
  This is a gift we gave her that I found on Pinterest. The gal makes these posters and you can add a picture of your loved one. She does a great job and it is real reasonable . I had the frame already so it worked out perfectly.
Phillis and Cary
 My sister, Phillis, and her husband, Cary were up for the wedding; along with their daughter, Danielle, and her husband, Kyle. We decided to spend the day at Boothbay Harbor. It was a lovely day to be near the water. We had not been there for a long while. 
Boothbay Harbor
It is so picturesque there. We found a little restaurant right on the water and had lunch. The time went way too fast. I am hoping they come up again next summer, if not sooner. 

Yarmouth Clam Festival
  Last week we went to the Yarmouth Clam Festival. Russ loves to go to a good parade and this festival usually has a good one. We took our chairs and enjoyed the crowd and the music. We were a little disappointed that the Shriners were not there.I am not sure why, but that is Russ's favorite part. Ice cream was good, though.
  Well, that has been my summer so far. Busy, busy as you can see. We are also dealing with my mom not being so well. She lives with us and her heart is not what it used to be. Lord willing we will have her for a few more years. 
Thanks, Elaine!
  My friend, Elaine, gave me this golfer's pin. I really need this because the last time I played I really sucked. In fact, I have not played since she gave it to me. We hope to get playing more in the next few weeks. Thanks, Elaine.
  I have not done much in my craftroom for most of the summer. I have a need for an inspiration. I need to finish the album I started for my daughter in law on the baby shower last year. How is that for being behind. I hope to have it done by the end of the month. 
  I wish you a wonderful rest of the summer. Happy crafting!