I didn't get everything done for the Fourth that I wanted to - it rained and rained and then rained some more.
The umbrella stand under the new table and chairs didn't get painted to match before the rains hit....we got over 4" I think and that umbrella there on that table, well you can't see the top, but the wind blew so hard it picked it up and blew it away! It landed on the roof of the garage and since my husband and son weren't home my sweet daughter-in-law climbed the ladder and got it down for me.
My husband always cooks shrimp gumbo, which he did. I always bake, which I didn't. I had an implant done Monday (oral surgery, not the other kind) and it has hurt the whole week. My face swelled so bad I got a black eye!
It still aches but it's much better than it was so I guess all is well. I go Monday for a check up.
As you can see by these pictures there were some sunny days this week and boy was it hot! There are fireworks going on out on the lake as I write this and I just have to ask....what's the point of the ones that make noise but aren't pretty? I don't get it. Loud but no sparkles - that's like cake without icing. Why bother?
I finally got a new car to replace the one the 18 wheeler smashed. Did I show you this already? If I did that's ok, I'll just show it again because I love it. :)
I'm headed back to the mission this week. This time my husband isn't going because the heat down there is just too much for him. I'll be gone six weeks and I'm sure he'll come to visit me one weekend and I'll come home one weekend. I'm taking lots of stitching with me so I'll keep you posted with how much I actually got done. I almost finished another patriotic piece this week but not quite - soon. Could someone please answer this question for me - those of you who cross stitch, what are the benefits of a scroll frame versus other kinds? I find myself switching from the pvc pipe ones to a clover one to a spring one and right now I'm using an antique spring one that has what looks like cork on the inner lining that holds the fabric. I like it quite a lot - it's an oval shape and seems to fit my hands. Do you switch around like that?