Monthly Archives: August 2012

Out and About

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This morning I thought I’d take a couple pictures of my yard.

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This blob is something I’m being careful of, actually scared of! It’s a huge white-faced hornets’ nest. Jeremy, our family bug man, told me they’re getting ready for winter and their larva will be left inside this nest. John would like to keep this – but I hope he’ll be able to kill off the future hornets in it if he plans to display it in his garage!

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I’ve had this little birdhouse in my flowerbed for quite a few years and still really like it! There is a little mystery about it…I quite often find it laying on its side. My guess is that I think groundhogs must like to knock it over!

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These are the prettiest flowers on my porch this year. This has not been a good year for my flowers since I’ve been gone so much and haven’t spent nearly enough time gardening. There’s always next year…

Busyness

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After cleaning some more kitchen cupboards today, I escaped to my studio to sew! I’m appliqueing Audrey’s quilt top.

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John’s having a rough time working on his old motorcycle. He plans to take it on a trip soon but has to get a lot of things fixed first.

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This is actually the second picture I took of him – but the first was definitely a more accurate view – he was frowning. The reason he isn’t taking his newer motorcycle on the trip is that he has even more work to do on it!

I can finally walk out on our balcony again! The old floor was too rotted so John replaced it with repurposed wood he got from a friend. He still needs to replace the railing, but that can wait. The new floor was added while I was out in Toledo, not in the last few days!

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Wow – John just rode the motorcycle up the hill!

August at Home

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Since I’ve been gone so much this summer, I’m happy to be able to stay home for most of August. I have lots of much-needed cleaning to do and I have some ideas to freshen up the house.

I renewed my interest in sewing in July when I made Audrey a cloth picture book

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I also got a good start on Audrey’s quilt. I’m making it larger than a baby quilt since she’s already one.

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I have still been knitting, but not as much as usual because someone made it quite difficult!

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Audrey liked looking at pictures of Mommy on my iPad.

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Last week we went to the annual Acme family picnic, toured the plant and looked at some things Jeremy’s been working on.

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Amy, the girls, and I went school shopping at the outlet mall where I found a cute purse that has inspired me to make some similar purses. The girls have been busy learning cheers and I’m anxious to watch them perform.

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Well, back to cleaning the kitchen – – or – –

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