Nope! Just the summer FLYING by!!!
Sadly this is just another quick update by photos today. I still try to read everyone's blogs daily and I've been working on many projects (never understand why I insist on starting so many at once.....other than being distracted by all the pretty yarn and patterns)
I went home last weekend for the wedding of 2 friends and took MY best friend as my date! Jonathan had to take the Praxis (State certification test to be a teacher) on Saturday so I traveled home alone. Here are Jonathan's "good luck study shorts" that I made him before I left
Please ignore the white "stain" on his shirt....I'm zero for two on ruining t-shirts of his that he spills on....my mom was giving me tips on the phone last night - I've yet to earn my house-wife of the year badge :-)
I also made Grannie a Beach Ball Place Mat
it's much smaller than a standard place mat but the table in her kitchen is rather small, and she typically eats off an 8" plate so it worked out perfectly. I'm still 100% in love with this woven pattern! Again with the pictures I can't see to rotate!!! Does anyone know what the heck I'm doing wrong?!?!?!
Here are some new photos of my dad's vegetable garden:
cherry tomatoes that are larger than golf balls!
the tiniest watermelons I've EVER seen - seriously smaller than the tip of my pinky
Pie Pumpkins well on their way to being amazing fall desserts
I don't know how he does it! He's only fertilized once (with Miracle Grow) and they've been pretty close to drought-like conditions so even watering has been limited. Most of the plants have doubled or tripled since I was just there 3 weeks ago - he truly has a green thumb! I brought lots of veggies home with me to Maryland (zucchini, summer squash, broccoli, green beans, hot peppers, cucumbers, and new potatoes) - makes me very impatient to move home and have a vegetable garden of our own (along with his) - we complain every week at the grocery story when we see the bill and how much of our budget just went to vegetables that we could grow ourselves!!!
Part of my obsession with the woven stitch made me pull out skeins and skeins of yarn a few weeks ago, cause I was ready to make my own "beach ball blankie" Of course, I never started it and now I feel guilty about the two blankets for myself that I started back in like March, and the baby blanket that I need to finish in the next couple of weeks....so my Beach Ball Blankie yarn is on my to do list to be put away this weekend. Instead, I pulled out my Raspberry Wiggles that hasn't been touched in months and started to work on it again:
And if you looked closely at the link for Raspberry Wiggles, you'll see that I actually started it back in FEBRUARY....and never touched it again - total case of crafty ADD I believe!
Then I hurt my back the other night, was out flat on my back for about 36 hours (tried to crochet and couldn't) so I don't really have any progress to show other than what's above.
And in the back of my mind, that baby blanket is nagging me about how I'm going to have to race to finish it if I don't focus on it soon....so that's what I'm planning to work on during the Opening Ceremonies and the beginning of the Olympics (basically, until it's done!!!)