Hello, how was your weekend? Ours was.. productive. :-) Our DIL Kristi decided that our front closet needed purged and organized. So, she proceeded to take everything out and put it in the front entry and the living room. She even took our the hanging rod and shelf. It used to be a coat closet but now is more of a pantry - we have a small kitchen. She had a nice steel shelf unit that fit like a glove. Then she put most everything back and very nicely organized it. Here is an AFTER photo... I didn't want to show you the BEFORE. :-) Needless to say, we have to find somewhere else for the COATS. :-)
On Saturday our older son Shawn texted and said they'd like to come visit, so we had an impromptu BBQ and they boys had a grand old time running about the farm and the woods and climbing the apple tree. One had a plastic gun, one used the spyglass from the play structure and the littlest ones were using sticks. Boys!
Kristi also offered to help clean out my bedroom closet. She took every single thing out and put it on our bed and on the floor and then vacuumed the carpet in there. You cannot imagine the square footage of what came out of that closet! Again.. no photos will be shown. BUT, we did FIND some things. Such as this book that I got when we attended on of Paul McCartney concerts. Did you know that Dayle and I and my sister Denise attended a BEATLES concert in Seattle when I was 16? He drove us up to Seattle from Portland in his baby blue bug-eye Sprite! That was such an exciting trip! My parents took Denise up and we met them at the Coliseum. Dayle and I attended at least two McCartney concerts in Seattle, also.
Also found in my closet is this old woven cloth piece that I had picked up somewhere.. I didn't even remember having it! I wonder where these old folks are from? Any ideas?
Another FOUND object is this painting I did using octopus ink! I vaguely remember painting this! Do you recognize this? It's Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon.. you know.. the one I always take a photo of every time I go there? :-) I must get this re-framed and hung up.
I have two last hats for Taci for her Baby Hats for Brazil project (pictured on the bottom below). AND I got a package from Judy Payne from Cornwall in England with 2 little hats with matching baby washcloths! She's in my "I Love Lucy II" group on Facebook. Thanks, Judy! If you're on Facebook and want to join the group, type that title in the search bar and request to join and I'll hit the "join" button and we'll see you there. We have 1,435 members! I created the group to honor Lucy at Attic24 blog and for FB'ers to have a place to share crochet projects. A nice bunch there!
Our red geranium is bursting into bloom!
The Bolivian Begonia is like on steroids!
This Dahlia is continuing to do well.. one of the others is NOT doing well.. maybe because Dayle accidentally knocked off the hanging geranium right on top of it? :-)
Now to the LOST part of this post.. Caleb lost his 4th tooth! It was hanging there wiggling for days until it fell out.. he did not want to swallow it. He wanted the funds from the Tooth Fairy!
Hayden proudly showed us his LEGO helicopter he put together yesterday.
I have a busy week ahead. I'm trying to get things done before we leave on our epic road trip. I made reservations at a hotel in the Grand Canyon yesterday - it's right across from the GC visitors center. We're adding in a visit to Lake Tahoe. Fun fun! Any trips planned for the summer for you? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)