How on earth did this happen? Lucas turning 12 in August and he entering high school in September?
Well it did..he graduated..and so next yr he will wear a blazer and tie..and play High School football..
I will never ever forget the thrill of Lucas.
He was our first Little and Caroline worked..and she would hand him over..this treasure..just hand him over w/ no rules..no regulations..just..here He is..
She didn't work every day..at that time it was just hrs at a time..
our best hours.
A sweet thank you for having shared so generously ♥
The hours of adoration we spent looking at him..reveling in EVERYTHING he did..
you have much more time as a grandparent..
you see that life goes faster later and you want these moments to last..
in the course of 5 yrs we had 4 grandsons..but for a while Lucas was the only one.
I get tears in my eyes looking at our grandsons photos younger.
I miss those days I do..when I could hold them in my arms and rub their heads..tickle their arms..and kiss their face time after time after time..and they would smile.
I can still kiss them..but they are no longer in my arms..and will soon be taller and bigger than me.
I am so very grateful to have been lent these beautiful God given gifts.
And so I made my first naked cake ,for his graduation..
I finally caved in and bought the Wilton 6 inch ,deep cake pans..on sale..3..
I made this recipe..
and it was good.
I did add vanilla sugar to the cake and butter flavor;)to the icing.
So don't be wary of trying it and it filled the 3 pans perfectly.I love this smaller cake..3 layers mind you cake size.
Some parts of the gardens never change ..except get bigger..like this area by the pond(very small..picture a small small bathtub size black from filled w/ water and a small pump fountain))..I planted a garden all around it yrs ago..
The BIG Daddy hostas..I love..they have blue in them..the lady's mantle and geraniums and look beautiful w/..it's the fairy garden pond:)
I recommend those big different hostas..my others are fine..but these leaves are like seersucker dresses..and the colors are magnificent♥
I have so many thank yous to say this post..
A huge thank you to my crocheting friends/bloggers..that inspired me to try.
I have to tell you that it was no small feat.
I can usually pick up things..in a reasonable amount of time..not physics nor calculus nor the real fine art of watercolors..which I keep trying..:)..you know what I mean..
For some reason..this ..just kept escaping me..while away..I had my earplugs in at night w/ a crochet hook and wool and various youtube videos..and yikes..it was NOT sinking in..at all..
I swear 50 plus attemps..and NADA..maybe even more:(
I was relentless though..
and one day parts started clicking..
and now I can..
I cannot call myself a crocheter..I still have to start off watching a video sometimes and I have yet to actually read a pattern..but I can pretty much granny square on call:)With multiple errors..why?:)
So I am stockpiling dishcloths and look..facecloths♥ How cute w/ a soap to go with..as a gift..Lavande ..Savon De Marseilles♥
Susan..:) Who has sent me her beautiful handiwork through the years..so many unfaliable years..
Linda..who sent me the dishcloths I showed you..
To me there can not be any other dishcloths now:)LOL..
Marie..who even did a tutorial on her blog..
these girls have fairy fingers....♥
Tanna ..makes the most superb shawls..etc..
I am sticking to dishcloths..but still GRATEFUL..
and so grateful to have a MICHAEL's..a Jo Ann's etc would be welcomed too:)Hobby Lobby ..;)
But I can live w/ just Michael's for these projects..like painting shoes..;)
So thank you ladies!!THANK YOU!
Gail is a wonderful Hamptons/NYC artist..
I love to see photos of Gail and her husband Hugh plein air painting:)
How cool is that? To share the same passion as your hubby?
They love fine art..photography..history..it's all so refined:)
Gail started designing clothing,bags etc..on Redbubble and she sent me a wonderful tote bag and scarf ..designed from the photos she took..here..
And if you can spot them..there are some fresh calendula flowers in the last photo..they were home grown here..started from seed..that came from..Terry:)
Thank you Gardenbuddy:).
When it rains..it rains..and frequently this year! And windy!!
I bake and paint....lol and now simili crochet;)
my girls..Caramelle and Bécassine..my chickens..
once in a while one will skip a day..and the next day I get a huge
I tried painting both on a rainy day..and made 2 mini mini pies..one using GoodyWoody's pin.
One..of the ones I am grateful to have.
I LOVE her pins.
Have a nice weekend..it's Canada Day weekend here and Noah's 9th birthday weekend♥
Thank you..everyone who shares everything that I have not mentioned today.:)