I can't believe it's been a week since we spent an evening at the ballpark!
It's a terrible photo, but I love the goofy expressions! We had a good time... and funnel cake.
The weekend was all about family! I spent most of Saturday with Gin -- one of the happiest people on the planet!
I did manage a little time in the garden on both Saturday & Sunday mornings -- my long-neglected weed-infested overgrown garden! It looks a lot better now.
And I began to harvest potatoes!
Maddy already roasted a few of the reds the other day, so I had a taste (yum), the rest are curing. I will definitely grow potatoes again, but will likely try a different method/location.
My brother came on Sunday to help celebrate Addie's 10th (!!!!!!!!!!) birthday and assist in the send-off as Ann & family make their way back to Spain.
The kids threw/burst/plopped at least 300 water balloons, and then it poured rain, so we're all a bit damp.
We tried wrangling the kids again...
And did the best we could -- with some acceptably cute photos!!
My re-working of the shawl worked great and, in fact, the last stitch was cast off (bound off?) last night! I'll weave in ends today and soak & block it on the weekend, then it's off to NZ -- I think it's still cool enough there that it might yet be of use this year!
The garage door opener died the day before Rusty returned... it's been sluggish & weird, but then began making a horrific noise.
So, Welcome Home Rusty!! ;) And thanks for so quickly installing a new and so much quieter opener!
I took a few moments on Tuesday morning to fell a couple of seams on my Factory Dress/Tunic. Sewing & felling side seams is next, and then binding neck & armholes.
I haven't tried yet, but my new "computer glasses" might also be great "sewing glasses." I had a follow-up appointment at the eye doc last week for some of those fancy eye photos, and all is well... but while there, I asked about options for work/computer. Everything in my work space is at a good height & distance, but I was constantly tilting my head back to get the computer screen in focus -- literally, a pain in the neck. I was ready to go for TRI-focals, if that would help (I remember my grandmother having those when she worked at the bank). Alas, the Rx ratios were adjusted (I can't wear these for distance/driving), and I was able to find some clearance frames (that I love) and take advantage of back-to-school savings of 50% off lenses. I wore them all day yesterday and it's so worth it. I LOVE THEM!!