Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Finish, An Anniversary and a Count Down!

Hi all,
It's been a few days since I last posted so I thought I'd better pop in for a few.
As you can see from the above picture I am still working on my stitcheries. Actually, I stitched that one last year but never got around to framing it. So yesterday I painted a frame pink, sanded it and rubbed a bit of stain on it to tone it down a bit and wahla!
Valentine's day is a good ways off so I'll wrap it and put it up until then.
Oh, and speaking of Valentine's, this weekend marked our 17th wedding anniversary. ( Can't believe it's been that long!!) The kids spent the night at my parents on Saturday while hubby and I went out to dinner and then back home to an evening alone in peace and quiet

As for the countdown...only one more day until public school starts. BOOOOOO!!!!
I am in no way ready to end the summer or to begin school again. Katie and I aren't starting her homeschooling until Monday so we get a few extra days but I hate that the boys have to go now.
I guess there is no use in complaining...it sure won't change anything so I might as well just dig in and begin school and the countdown to summer 2012.

Before I leave, check out these rain pics from yesterday. I was sitting on my porch and it was sunny to my left but just a short distance away (and looking in front of me) on the hillside you could see rain coming down in sheets. Just in one little spot.
                                              Sunny Skies to my left
               Just a little to the right where it's raining only in the hills
The humidity and the temperature continues to stay low here so it has been so pleasant. Night time temps. are in the low 60's which makes for a great night's sleep with the windows open. *Love It!*
Well that's all for now. I'm off to stitch a little before it's time to start supper.
Have a great day!


Carmen C. said...

great pics! love the stitchery and wow, your kids go back early, ours here don't go till the end of the month, sometimes it's after labor day. Where did the summer go???? Happy belated anniversary!!!!

black bear cabin said...

Jordyn starts school on Monday too...which is fine by me! Im ready for her to go back, and so is she...there are no kids around here to play with, so she gets bored and shes ready to see her friends.
But if i was homeschooling, id probably not be in a hurry :)
Love the stitchery by the way...very cute...and i love how you did the frame! cheers~

Granny Sue said...

I can imagine how it must feel to lose the freedom of summer! Your needlework is looking wonderful, Jessica.

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Happy 17th Anniversary! Love the newest needle work pieces :)

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wonderful job Jessica!
Happy Belated Anniversary! Hope you have many more!
School starting already? The grandkids start next Thurs.
Enjoy your next few days off before you start your schooling.
Prim Blessings

Mama-Bug said...

Hope you and your hubby had a wonderful anniversary celebration! The kids started back to school here this past Monday.

Aliene said...

Happy Belated Anniversary. Yes, school will begin in a few weeks for my grandsons 10th grade. He is an Honor Student. We do the Abeka DVD's
Already have our books. Waiting on the dvd's. Have a blessed week. Stop by and visit when you have time.