Hi Everyone! Sorry I've been gone so long! I was having so much fun in New Hampshire (Lake Winnipesaukee) that I just didn't do any blogging. Then I was out of town again for work. So, now I find myself trying to catch up (again!). I know I am behind on responding to some of your comments! So sorry!
When in New Hampshire, we did a lot of this:
(We took the cog railway train up to the peak of Mt. Washington. This photo is "gray" because we were up in the clouds! The weather was horrible at the peak!)
One of the highlights of my trip was getting to meet Amy Friend of During Quiet Time blog. (She is such a shrimp, I felt gargantuan next to her! And I'm only 5'3"! I have got to get back on my diet! How cute is she?!) She emailed me when I blogged I was in New Hampshire and said I might not be that far away. So, my dad (who is always up for exploring) and I made a road trip to her town. Dad went exploring the town, while Amy and I went for frozen yogurt with her two adorable kids and just ahd a chance to talk. I had a great time meeting her. Her kids are so cute, I could just eat them up! I hope we can get together again sometime when I am there to see my brother again. She even gave me a little something, which I'll blog later. She is so sweet. I wish I had had something to gift to her. I will have to start thinking of something. Hmmm......
It was a great trip, and then it was back to reality and work. I still owe you all a post on my Happies from the Gruber's retreat. So, here they are. I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends!
Here was my Happy for everyone else. I packaged up three of the Lavender Sachets I made into a cellophane bag, and I made this treat topper on my printer and Silhouette cutter.
I found the flower, lettering, and background "paper," which I thought all matched the Lucy's Crab Shack fabric wonderfully, at Lettering Delights' website. Awesome. I designed the topper myself, and even set my cutter to cut out around the white part of the flower. So, all I had to do was bend it and staple it on. I was really proud of myself for learning how to do that!
Amanda Jean gave me this cute little thread catcher. I adore it. I love the colors, and pinwheels are just my fave!!!
Michelle gave me this wonderful door hanger--what a hoot! And some cool Mardi Gras fabric!
From Rene', a little bundle of joy....
Terri gave me a zipper pouch made from her own fabric, designed on Spoonflower.com. If you want some of Terri's fabrics, here is where you can get them.
Doris gave me another cool zipper pouch with a clear vinyl front. I love the label on the front. The sewing machines you see are the lining inside. Just awesome!
It has been a pretty wonderful and Happy summer! No complaints here! Thank you to my friends for such wonderful gifts! I adore them all!
Hope your summer is a blast, too!
Until next time,