Monday, July 5, 2010

Just a little Monday post

Greetings dear friends and blogging buddies!~ I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday! I also hope those that celebrate, had a terrific 4th of July! We went and bought a few fireworks and combined them with some we had leftover from last year. My husband works with a guy who owns a fireworks stand and he gave a big ole fat discount which made the fun spread further. We took a friend along and he had brought fireworks as well. He brought some cherry tomatoes and strawberries and put firecrackers in them and blew them all to pieces. Does that sound all male or what? LOL!
Here is a picture of our son. I can't for the life of me remember what in the world he was doing when I took this picture ,but I remember we all busted up laughing. Ever have those moments when you just knew without a doubt you'd remember something and then forgot?

I didn't get a whole lot of pictures when the fireworks were actually going off. I am not good with timing that sort of thing . Besides , they go kablooie so fast!

We had several of these ground type things and I was actually able to get a picture of one.

There were also all sorts of the balloon things with lit fireworks attatched to them that were floating across the sky from somewhere. It looked like we were being invaded from Mars! My husband is going to ask the co-worker that has the stand what they are so we can get some for next year. They were really cool.
Ok, ya'll know that I have spoken many times about not being able to grow anything. Well I thought I would go ahead and try to grow some Cosmos this year and low and behold one of them actually came up! Not only that , but it had several blossoms on it! I was excited so naturally I had to take a snap of it.

I have a little more progress of HoHRH to show. I haven't gotten much more done as I have been devoting my time to other things besides stitching.

Ocassionally some of the other homeschool parents are in need of services for their children that they themselves can't provide. One of the dad's had that very situation this past week and was looking for someone to teach needle arts to his daughter and that led him to me. That same day I had a mom who doesn't do that sort of thing, contact me about teaching her daughter as well. I am so excited, I will soon have two students to pass on needlework skills to!! I think that is going to be lots of fun!

Well I am off to gt myself another cup of coffee before I start buzzin' around here for the day. Hope you all have a great day! Thank you so much for the comments and continued friendships. It meas a lot!!

'til next time,

don't be a stranger,



  1. Sounds like a fun weekend!

    Hope you are staying cool - another hot week in store for us with no rain in sight! My gardens are withering.

    How fun to be passing on some stitching know-how! Let us know how it goes!

  2. How great to teach kids needlework skills. I'm trying hard with my daughter, but wonder if I should offer to try and teach some of her friends too. I have such limited time, I'm not sure I want to do that, but it's so important to pass on skills.
    Your sampler is looking great!

  3. So glad you had a wonderful July 4th weekend! I have missed seeing you and keepiong up with you, Sharlotte. We need to catch up and soon!

    HofHRH is coming along nicely! Out of all of the "Houses" charts, that is the one that I have!

    I am thrilled that you will be teaching two students the joy of embroidery! What a wonderful thing to be able to pass along! I know you will be an important person in their lives for years to come. We always remember the person who taught us to stitch!

    Have a cool and happy rest of the holiday!!


  4. Will you teach me needle work too? ;-) I actually could use someone to look at my work and tell me how to improve.

  5. Sounds like you had a lovely week-end.
    That is wonderful that you are going to be teaching needlework to some young people.
    Your wip is looking great.

  6. It's so wonderful that you have 2 students interested in the needle arts! You're going to be a wonderful teacher and I'm sure they'll be inspired by your enthusiasm!

  7. Sounds like a fun weekend. :)

  8. I enjoyed this post very much...especially the part about teaching 2 students the art of the needle. I don't know why I worry about that so! Young people today seem too busy to sit down with a needle and floss to "create" like they did years ago. Please keep us informed of their progress.

  9. Looks like ya'll had a great 4th! I homeschooled my daugther. I taught her to cross stitch and sew. It is great you can pass that along to other homeschoolers. They do not even teach Home Ec. the same since I was in high school. DD also learned about budgets, money handling. They don't teach that in public schools. So glad you are passing on the art of Cross Stitch.

  10. Nice stitchy progress! It looks like you had a wonderful 4th!

  11. Looks like you had a good time with the fireworks--they are good times! :D

    How awesome that you'll be sharing needlework with another generation! :D

    HoHRH is lookin' good!


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