Thursday, July 05, 2007

Summer Time, Family Time

Hi, remember me? I know I haven't blogged in a while. It's because the kids are out of school and running me here and there. In between that, I had to finish the crocheted blanket for my daughter and get in gear making flamenco jewelry for the Flamenco festival I'm vending at for the second year in a row. It's 9 shows of selling jewelry and accessories. Busy-ness.

So here's the completed Babette blanket I crocheted. My daughter loves it. While she was away for a week, I completely overhauled her bedroom. 4 full days it took with several trips to stores to get organizer bins, baskets, files, etc. She was completely surprised and happy about it. Whew.

Every year for the 4th of July we have a block party. It starts with a little parade then onto the festivities. Most of the street was there plus many friends and family members.

This is the gang lining up for a waterballoon toss. See the cute guy on the right in green? My hubby. He lost and got all wet.

Here's the pups and my son. The dogs got to be in the parade of course. We had other games such as corn on the cob eating contest, a basketball shootoff, a football throwing contest, another water game and our new favorite, musical chairs. The kids played fair. The adults, well, let's just say it was musical chair death match and one of the chairs is no longer with us. Either is a pair of someone's sunglasses. I didn't play, I ran that game. So funny.

A sampling of the flamenco jewelry I'm making. I have tons of new earring designs that I'm sure will be a big hit. I've made them but haven't had a chance to photograph them yet.


Sarebear said...

Love how that blanket turned out!

textile_fetish said...

Cool! I love-love-love the blanket. I need to encourage my neighborhood to start the 4th of July Parade tradition. It's a big deal in the party of town where Bradley's family lives but we never go there for it.