I know, I know...I haven't posted in a while, but I've been crazy-busy with events and am booked up until Christmas! My darling daughter decided to do me a giant "favor" and straightened my desk a couple of days ago... Thank you so much, my dear child! Now Mom can't only not find her glasses, but she is now re-rearranging her desk back into the "unorganized" piles of "junk" so she'll know exactly where everything is again! Ah well, it's the thought that counts, and I love her all the more for wanting to do something kind for me.
Got word today that we'll get the family cabin in August--this year we will vacation with only three teens in tow! I'm totally ready for the high Sierras and the cool summer nights where it's so clear and crisp you can reach out and touch the Milky Way. The kids will be down at Ladybug Ledge, the old swimming hole of my own childhood, and I will at long last get started on Diana Gabaldon's An Echo in the Bone, and will gather the bright pink perennial sweet peas that grow wild for our dining table.
To carry out the vintage theme for the South Deanery Diocesan Altar Guild Gathering at Grace Episcopal Church, I used mason jars and "found" vases from second hand shops, then embellished them with lace and ribbon from F & M Fabrics in the Hillcrest section of Bakersfield. Sets of three vases in varying heights and shapes went onto each table set under large, shady trees in a rose garden. With pristine white tablecloths and soft French blue tableware, I don't think the guests noticed how warm it really was! And as delicate as some of these flowers are, they made it through the day. We all made it through this summer heat, and it was, indeed, a Red Letter Day!