This Friday I'm posting about five things I've been thinking about this week.
It's coming along nicely. Sadly I don't think I'm going to get to enjoy any of the produce. Maybe a tomato or two. I am so excited that things are growing. It is in need of some serious weeding. I will get to that soon!
Flowers are beginning on my pumpkins!
And I still have some flowers growing in my wildflower garden. So pleased.
I have too many of them, but I can't seem to get rid of any. They are like good friends. The ones I have read seem to draw me back again and again. Yes, there are some I haven't read yet. I don't buy new very much anymore. We have a fantastic little bookshop at our library and I seem to have great luck finding new releases there for only a dollar or so. They have some great crafty books sometimes too.
Sadly, this is not all the collection. I WILL do some serious sorting when I get back in September and I will not bring many books back with me. I usually find some great books in the charity shops. Sigh.
Yes, I'm still thinking about it! I had a lot better time than I imagined I would. We were in a tent and though we got a little wet one morning when we were packing up and I got a little chilly one night, I had a lot of fun. There is just something about being outside in the evening sitting around the camp fire and enjoying the peace and quiet. I miss it.
Very random, I know, but my son was over tonight and he was showing me a picture that he'd taken of the sunset over Lake Michigan close to where he lives. I don't have a clear view of Sunset here. I love looking at them. There can be many different kinds, different colours, but there is a peacefulness about them that just warms my insides.
I can't help thinking about it. I usually end up getting homesick about the year mark of not visiting. There's a lot I miss - especially Mum. We are taking coach holidays to Devon and to Scotland while I am over. I haven't been to either place before so am so excited. I know Mum is looking forward to getting away too. I can't wait to have some Fish & Chips at Felixstowe and sit and eat them while looking out at the sea, a cream cake (there is absolutely nothing like an English cake!), a cheese & onion pasty and (yup) some good ol' chocolate. I'm looking forward to sitting on the beach (hopefully the weather will cooperate), walking around the park and visiting some of our favourite places.
So there it is, some of the random things that have crossed my mind this week. I haven't been very crafty this week. I did finish the basics of a mini album and I have been working on my stitching. I am hoping to post a finished picture on Saturday! The backstitch is driving me crazy!!!