Monday, July 23, 2018

Picnic Success

The company picnic was a grand success for our little band of employees. We welcome extra family and kids to make it even more fun. The pool at Shelly's house is the perfect size for this kind of party - one family arrived early to get more pool time for the 9 kids. Famous Dave's did the cooking for me and we got enough to feed the crowd and have a little leftover for Shelly and me to make some lunches. Last year I got way too much - although the leftovers never go to waste, lol! With temps in the low 90s, the frozen t-shirt contest was very popular. Seems we picked the right weekend as all this week the thermometer will be hitting 100 degrees and more.

With that kind of heat, I'll be spending mornings and evenings moving sprinklers so the grass and roses don't dry up on me. And I'll be spending more time with Red Velvet Inscription! This weekend I took some time away from picnic prep to start a different color for the center portion of the design. For my project I have chosen Gentle Arts Loganberry.



This morning I saw the my Abraham Darby rose bush had some nice blooms, so I cut them to enjoy here at the office. They really filled my car with lovely fragrance. My poor garden could really use some attention. The weeds and grass are taking over which would not have happened before I started working. But the roses are fine, even if their surroundings aren't optimal!


That's about all the news from my part of town. Till next post, have a great day!

7 comments:

สวยพี่สวย said...

Be creative. Very beautiful art.










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Vickie said...

I am glad to hear you had a grand success Von. :)
The new floss color makes a great addition to your sampler.
Light pink roses are my favorite color roses!!

Robin in Virginia said...

Happy to hear that your company picnic was a success! Your Red Velvet piece looks good; I like the Loganberry thread color.

RJ said...

Sounds like everyone had a great time at the company picnic. Love your new sampler and the pretty threads. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Pamela said...

Red Velvet is gorgeous!

Barb said...

That is one of my favorite roses for fragrance it is just wonderful!! I love the addition of that color to Red Velvet. You are so right, this is stay inside stitching weather. We got AC 3 years ago. We decided to treat ourselves when we needed a new furnace. I am so glad we did! Glad to hear the picnic was a huge success.

Brigitte said...

Great to read that the picnic was so successful after all the preparation that went into the event.
With this heat it's best to stay inside and stitch if possible. It's also hot over here, we are having our first real heat wave this summer and it's supposed to stay until mid-August. So there will still be a lot of watering the flowers in the garden ...
Nice progress on your stitching piece.