Wow! I can't believe it's June already!! Are you ready for summer?? WE are! We had our second camping trip of the season this past wkend. As some of you may remember, our son-in-law is a pastor of the church in this first pic. We park our camper right there in the parking lot because we need to 'hook-up' to the electric and water, so we just walk a few steps and we're at church! LOL. Another view from on top of the hill where they live in the parsonage. They have a very nice spacious house/yard and we always enjoy visiting them and the grandkids every chance we get.
They are certainly enjoying their new pool. Boy, was it a HOT one on Memorial Day and all this wk. has been too, in our area. I ended up getting a sunburn, which is typical for me, as much as I try my best to stay out of the sun's rays, I seem to always get a bit too much.
Today I was in the mood to change some things around indoors, so this is what I did to the fireplace mantel, which I normally change seasonally. I just grabbed a few items from my Americana living room and arranged them on here.....down below on the hearth.....
Some of you may remember some of these items I showed on here last yr. I made the black mammy doll w/Americana fabric, but somehow lost her watermelon that she always carried~ LOL!
I stitched and framed the cross stitch piece, which is from an older Blackbird Designs pattern.
This pillow is from a gal who had my name in an exchange last summer. I think Blynn did an amazing job on it!
My MIL brought gave me 2 more old quilts yesterday. These two don't have anything wrong w/them, so I decided to drape them over an old chair that I moved to the family room, just for something different.
I really like the design in this one......
There's just something about the look and feel of an old quilt that reminds you of simpler times.
It's always fun to tweak things and give yourself a change of scenery, whether it be inside your home or outside, or go somewhere away from home. We certainly enjoy every time we're together w/our extended family, but it always feels great to be home again. I hope you get time this summer to get away for a few days or longer, but if not, just change things around a bit around your home, maybe a change of pace will do ya some good.
Your quote for today ~ "Give yourself permission to be kids again!"
I'll be back next time w/some more things I've made, so see ya back here soon!
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