Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Well hello, July ...

When did you sneak in on us?  When I went to bed last night it was June - woke this morning and Shazam! there you were.  I like July.  Why wouldn't I?  It's my birth month.  To be more specific, the 25th - or Christmas in July.  The countdown begins ...

June was eventful.  I went to an outdoors housewarming/birthday party.  Beautiful yard, Nance.  I wish I would have taken pictures to share.  We (me and three new friends) sat at a iron bistro table just under a beautiful chandelier hung from a tree branch.

Yessiree ... the Greater American Scrapbook Convention came back to Arlington.  Guess who stocked up on lots of pretties?  Yep, that would be me.

Spent four days at Craft-Inn Retreat house (thank you, Deborah!) with some great friends, old and new.  I accomplished quite a bit at this retreat, but was sure to leave time to eat, visit and be silly.

Father's Day came and went, as did my grandson's birthday.

I lunched with Linda.  Well, I lunched while she drank (a smoothie ... don't go there now!)  We always have so much to share and talk about!

And, of course, I made time for some card making.  Here is the first of two sympathy cards.  This pretty little number was hand-delivered to a friend that lost her sweet father, Scotty.

This card was mailed to Florida.  Our world is now missing a wonderful human being.  I hope you RIP, David John.  I wish I could sit down with a cup of tea and visit with his bride.
May no gift
be too small to give,
nor too simple to receive,
which is wrapped in thoughtfulness,
and tied with love.
~ Author Unknown ~


  1. Pretty cards, especially the teacup one. I see you are already using your prize!

  2. I know the feeling!! How can it be July already!! This summer is passing way too fast-- and it took so long to get here!

    Beautiful cards as always- I know they make hearts smile:)

  3. Halfway thru the year - not possible! Love your cards.

  4. This will be the last comment until I get your next blog. I will say that for me it is impossible to read anything on the right-hand sice of the page that's in red. The background is the problem.