We are so enjoying these lovely fall days. Ummm...only it's summer. Trust me, I am NOT complaining!! We had some of the most beautiful weather ever this past month . . . hard to believe it was July in Alabama. In fact, we set a record low temp this week . . . the record -- 61° -- was set in 1914. One hundred years ago. And the low that broke the record? A whopping 57°! C-R-A-Z-Y!
More of the same here. Enjoying family and grands.
Look how big Miss Olivia has gotten! And she's just started smiling on purpose -- it's such fun!! She is definitely a Sawyer/June sibling, too . . . they all look very similar at this age!
Also studying lessons and preparing for discipleship classes. Keeping up with turtles and other camp-related things.
July is usually the slowest month of the camp, because generally it's so hot, humid and mosquito-ridden, that no one wants to be up here. Not the case this year!
I have been working on a couple of little things. And one big *surprise* kind of thing that I need to wait a while to share. I think I've decided that the space in the new RV is actually better workspace than what I had in the old RV:
I love the counter top space in the kitchen ... perfect for rotary cutting! Haha! took up a challenge to make some bookmarks. Good way to use up scraps!
They were easy and whipped up really quick. The tutorial for the book mark is HERE and the tutorial for the fabric flower at the top is HERE.
Joc called me on Tuesday of this week from Hancock's (fabric store). She was looking for material to make curtains for Ellie's "big girl" room. Yes, that's happening . . . Everley is due in a MONTH. Anyway, Joc is talking to me on the phone and realizes she's lost track of Ellie. Where does she find her??
Girlfriend had found the fat quarter wall! She is my granddaughter, there's no denying it! Joc said her little hands were so full of fat quarters that Ellie was dropping them. Too cute! And Ellie didn't want to put any of them back, either!
I told Joc to tell Ellie that if she would just pick her favorite TWO fat quarters, Neesey would make her a little purse with them. It was tough, but we finally managed to come up with these two.
And don't you know, Ellie has reminded me every time she's seen me and every time we've talked on the phone, that I'm making her a purse. Joc even mentioned that it was the first thing out of her mouth the other morning. I gotta make good on this purse!
So, here it is -- not too bad, eh? Just a simple origami-folded drawstring purse . . .
With secret pockets for treasures (and things you might want to hide from a baby sister) . . .
And coordinating accent pieces . . .
With a pearl for the center. For Miss Eleanor Pearl.
It's how this Neesey rolls. Happy Friday, y'all!