Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Hello Summer!

Yep, it's summer alright! Last Friday we had a lovely day with a high of 88 degrees, but this week we're heading back up to the 100s - tomorrow maybe even 109. Typical summer here in Eastern Washington.

With summer in full swing, I have a good start on Hello Summer by Plum Street Sampler.

Yesterday I wasn't going in to the office until I finished the flag! The "blue" in the flag is Milady's Teal by Crescent Colors which is a bluish gray. I worried about it at first, thinking I might have to find a substitute, but with the Used Brick color it made more sense. This flag just looks like it's been out in the weather for a long while. I love this series and look forward to getting back to Hello Fall real soon!

Over the weekend Gary and I made a quick overnight run to Ocean Park for the Paulson family reunion, which has been going on over 40 years. The weather there was sunny and warm for the beach, at least it felt warm in the sun and Gary ended up getting a sunburn on his forehead. I think it got up to about 67 and just felt sooo good.

Isaac playing on the beach with Aunt Kirsten

Lilly is all tuckered out

The grandkids had great fun playing in the sun. Wish I could find one of Gideon on the beach.  Just hope next year we're able to take more time away from the office as we usually do. Sometimes running your own business gets in the way of fun!

Well, it's time for me to take a quick walk around the block and get some sprinklers going around the yard! Have a wonderful week, my friends!


Robin in Virginia said...

Hello Summer is looking good; love the flag in this one! Glad you were able to get away for some family beach fun.

Vickie said...

What a pretty project! Looks like a very nice reunion. :)

Pamela said...

Hello summer, indeed! Lovely project and nice family photos!

Carol said...

Oh, my! That IS a hot summer!! I can't imagine... of course, I don't think you get our awful humidity, do you? Looks like the cooler weather at the beach was a treat for all! I do love that PSS piece--have had it in my stash, but somehow keep passing it by. It is so lovely in those colors!

RJ said...

Von this pattern is my next start. I have stitched others flags by Paulette and always question her colors on flags. She definitely likes the faded look. I've changed them a few times but now that I've seen yours I will keep the called for colors when I get to it.

So happy you had a great family time at the beach. It's my favorite place to be. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Brigitte said...

You are right, that's a wonderful series. And you made a good start on the summer part.
We also have some cooler weather here now since our heat wave is taking a break. But it will come back next week, sigh.

Mary said...

Beach time is so much fun and 67 degrees sounds perfect to me! I love your PSS piece, RJ and I have them all to stitch too....one is nicer than the next. You made a great start. Enjoy the rest of your summer.