I'm back from vacation and I guess it's time to get back to work; real job at the base and the fun job crafting for the Christmas show in the fall. Hubby and I had a great time visiting my brother and his family in Orange California. My daughter, son-in-law and my Cadie also made the trip. My son Andrew was not able to go due to work and summer classes he is taking, bummer! The weather in California is fantastic!
The guys went deep sea fishing and we took a train to do some shopping in a town called San Juan Capistrano and ate lunch there. My brother got us all tickets to the Angels baseball game. As you can see below Cadie is wearing a Angels shirt that her Aunt bought her and wearing Mommy's sunglasses. The day of the game happened to be my daughter and son-in-law's 11th wedding anniversary and my brother surprised them with having the giant billboard before the 4th inning pop up with "Happy Anniversary, Andrea and Tom Pence." That was so sweet - took pictures of that. That's them in the picture below.
OK enough of my vacation. The stitchery pillow above was easy and fun to do. I like easy and fun! Pattern is by Plum Creek Collectibles. The day before we left I stitched the outline in black floss. Today I filled in the color with crayons (my granddaughter's pail of crayons in the background). After you color it you lay paper towel on top of the colored design and press with a hot iron a few seconds to melt the color. Really simple and fun - I'll probably do a few more with other colors for her dress.
Just a few days left before my drawing for the doll. So get your name in. For all of those who have left a comment - thank you! Good luck....until next time check my blog for the announcement of the winner!