In the summer time, sewing takes a backseat to gardening at Chez Seaweed. I still sew, but I play in the yard a whole lot more often. Gotta pull weeds! Gotta water the seedlings! Gotta take a break and have a beer! :)
this picture of part of my "pot ghetto" was taken about a month ago. Everything is growing so well - you can't see some of the pots anymore. I have several of the "pot fairies" that I move around from place to place. Here's a pic from last winter -
This rose is called "Freedom's Ring" and is very hard to find now. I think I ordered it through a Good Housekeeping or Better Homes & Gardens magazine offer, at least 10 years ago. I think its supposed to be more of a red & white, but this ol' gal lives in a shady bed and I think that's why she's pink. This one blooms its fool head off.
We went to the airshow in OKC a couple weeks ago. It was at Tinker AFB (y'all, that place is HUGE). We saw some fantastic planes, and some really weird ones too. Check out this one - its called the Guppie - its a transport plane that breaks open behind the cockpit.
And here's one of Mr. Scooba -
Tara's first bridal shower was last weekend. Her church hosted the party - the decor was shabby chic. It was precious! There was an old window frame with pictures of Kevin & Tara when they were little kids, and several old frames with b/w pics of the parents' and grandparents' wedding pics in them on various tables. There were peach and white roses in bowls on each table for centerpieces, and pretty things like strings of pearls and white ladies' gloves on the tables too. It was really sweet.
She got lots of great stuff - a crockpot, a toaster, a mixer, mixing bowls, bakeware, a pizza stone, kitchen utensils, a lamp, candles, sheets, an electric blanket, bathtowels, some lingerie, kitchen towels, mattress pad, and her bedspread. (she's chosen black & white for the master bed and bath) She probably got more things that I can't remember now. It was a nice shower. She has already shipped most of the stuff to Alaska.
Oh! She also has a job! On September 1st she starts working at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, as a RN in the cardiac unit. She got a daylight schedule with one weekend per month. And, she got a super signing bonus/relocation package, so she's planning to ship her car up there. That could still change, since they are discussing the merits of buying a second set of wheels/snow tires for her car, at a tune of $1500-$2000. The car is 6 years old and is worth about $4000-5000 so there's some debate about buying a 2nd vehicle up there, such as an older 4WD pickup for Kevin to drive so Tara can have the Tahoe. I guess we'll see what happens...
I will have to stop for now. I've got lots to do (as always) and must get back to work. Love and hugs to everyone!