Summertime!

I have been a bit absent and distracted from my blog for the past few weeks. I have tried to keep up with my favorite bloggers but may may have missed a few of you. It might take me some time to catch up.

What have I been up to????

Well…

I have been granddaughter and doggie sitting for a few weeks.

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 (while their parents have been in Alaska!)

A few beach trips…

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 …and poolside with grandkids or my swimming buddy.

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Giving sewing lessons…

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My recent project of sewing 150 zippered bags is complete and they are now finding new homes across the globe.

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Making more strawberry jam.

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(seems I give it away almost as fast as I make it…or eat it!)

 Hitting a few yard sales. Picked up this great rattan chair.

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 (One of the cats thinks we bought it just for her)

Planning a trip to Idaho via Yellowstone and the Tetons later this month. (Did I say road trip?)

 Heading to Big Bear Lake in the local mountains for a 3 day camping trip.

(No campfires allowed due to the drought and high fire danger)

 Catching up on some housework

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 with a little help.

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 And summer has only just begun!

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23 thoughts on “Summertime!

  1. These bags were a labor of love. The joy for me is in the sewing and the giving. I guess I’m also finding great joy in sharing my skills with others. Who knows where this journey will take me? You always have such a positive spin on things and I appreciate you!

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  2. Happy summer to you too Pauline! Just now recuperating from our Big Bear camping trip which was wonderful and a bit more exercise than I expected. I’m definitely pooped but happy to be home in my own bed.

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  3. I know you were always on the run exploring new opportunities. When we were putting together a Idaho trip I was thinking of you! Doesn’t look like I will get to see Arches National Park this go around though. You really made me excited to go there.

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  4. A retired summer is about as good as it gets! Those granddaughters are just so fun to spend time with and teaching them sewing is a joy for both of us.♡♡

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  5. I may have misled slightly (but not intentionally) about the teaching sewing. I was teaching my granddaughter! Zippered bags will hopefully find homes through our church youth team who are on a mission trip in Africa.

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  6. Will you be in Idaho July 24th thru July 31st? I will be at Steve’s and had hoped we could meet. I didn’t know you taught sewing, love your pretty little helper.

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  7. The dog and the little one are enough to keep anyone busy. Was there a certain reason you made 150 zippered pouches? I would love to teach sewing again. Maybe one day when things settle down. I consider that a noble endeavor. Taught my niece and she did very well but leans more to academia than artistic. Enjoy your summer.

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  8. Well, you haven’t just been slacking off Jan! That’s an impressive list of present and future actions – I hope all the trips go very well and you have a happy time with the cute little ones! Those little zippered bags are so pretty – what an enormous undertaking that was! Happy Summer!!

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