Monday, June 22, 2009

Well, lookie here...I'm back and it's not been a month yet! Thanks for the nice comments on my cards...I just have so much fun with them and it's neat to share. Yesterday was Father's Day. So, per tradition, DH did the cooking. : ) We had grilled chicken, salad, baked potato and corn on the cob. He does a good job, bless his heart. And all that after just coming back from Denver. The kids all called him for Father's Day so I got to talk longer. Of course. Found out that my two youngest granddaughters, age 13, have gone to to Girl Scout camp and the other to roping camp. Yes, there's a real honest go goodness cowgirl in the family. She just completed the state hs rodeo the first of June and didn't do too bad. Not as well as we always wish for but we're really proud of her. Lots don't even make it to the state finals and she did, in 3 catagories: barrels, poles and calf tying. Can't wait to see how our girl does at Girl Scout camp. I think this might be her first year to attend. But she does enjoy being in Scouts. Going out tomorrow to lunch with a friend. She got married recently and I made her a scrapbook with the pictures I took so she will have a surprise tomorrow. I thought it turned out really cute. She makes jewelry and it is just beautiful and she does really well. She will be leaving next week for San Antonio for Shrine Imperial. She has good sales among the Shrine women all over the US. Well, summer has made it to Arizona. It didn't just move in gently jumped out, slapped us in the face, laughing hysterically, saying "Gotcha!" as it went from 97 yesterday to 105 today. Yuck, yuck, yuck!! Think we've seen the last of the 90's for awhile. But Spring lasted a long time this year. After our 2 weeks of 100 + in May, June has been wonderful, breezy and Spring-like. It's over. Gotta go. Dishes, then supper, then play with cards. Or maybe: play with cards, dishes, play, supper, play...hmmm.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

This turned in to my favorite. I pieced her robe, from scraps. The background is scraps I had from a wedding card. The green ribbon matches her cup which matches a design in her robe. This is me in the morning, sans coffee.

Goodluckabella. I made 2. I need all the luck I can get.

Ah, jammybella; such a cutie with her teddy bear. My bear is golden and I got him when I was 3 and had to have my tonsils out in the Christmas time. My daddy said Santa sent him to me for being so good. And I could see Santa on the street corner from my hospital bed. That teddy bear went thru college with me!

In honor of Father's Day I used a swap image and hoped he would stay in the greens, not get into the sand trap!

Butterflyabella using
scraps of paper. I like the colors.

This is the image I posted to the Stampilicious
Red, White and Blue challange. Daisy Bella
dropped the flower and picked up the flag.
The paper is from a book I got at Michaels
especially for the Navy.
Wow. I didn't realize it had been well over a month since I signed on to my own blog. Oops. Much has happened since May 4...Mother's Day...I helped decorate the Shrine Audtiorium for the Mother's Day Brunch, which was wonderful. We have such a good chef and help. And we had about 250 show up to enjoy. I went to Kansas to attend my 50th high school class reunion. I graduated HS in 1959 in a class of 26...and we had 12 in attendance; but we've lost 7 already too. It was good to see everyone. My best friend from 4th grade was there. I got to the hotel about 3pm, called her room at 3:30 and we talked until 6:30 when her husband decided it was time for dinner. We talked thru dinner and back at the hotel we sat in the lobby until 11:30 still talking. Saturday morning we drove to Belle Plaine, still talking, went to the cemetery (it was Memorial Day weekend), had lunch at the cafe where we added 4 classmates to our visiting. That evening we attended the banquet at the high school and retired back to the cafe for more visiting and photos of all of us. Sunday I drove out to visit with my cousins; they had been at the reunion, but with their classmates. Then I drove to Wellington to spend some time with my brother. We had a wonderful visit catching up and laughing. I didn't leave his house until about 9 pm. It was good and I'm glad I went, but I don't imagine I will make the trip again. June came to Arizona with nice weather. We had our 2 weeks of 100 plus in May but June has been nice. We are staying in the high 90's. Yesterday was wonderful...mid 80's, overcast, breezy. But of course it didn't last and we didn't even get any rain out of it. The big news for June is my first great-grandson was born on June 6. A cutie pie, of course. Granddaughter is doing wonderful. She was at our stamp camp today but without the baby as his daddy took him to see his grandmother on the paternal side. It's a sticky issue but I hope it will all be resolved and no one is wounded. That baby is the most important and everyone needs to keep that at the top of the list. I'm making cards and trying to get stuff done for the craft show in August. Thank goodness it's not until the end of the month and gives me extra time. I broke out some of my Bellas for the first time and I got out my scrap bin to try to use up some paper. I'm a really bad saver of stuff. So I hope you will look and enjoy some of my playing. My cousin in Texas complimented me on the card I sent to her and I said well, it's like going back to my childhood...I'm coloring again! And one of the cards I'm adding I've also put on the Stampilicous site in the Red, White and Blue challenge.