Sunday, August 28, 2011

We Survived!

Wanted to stop in and say that here in Virginia Beach we survived the Earthquake and Hurricane Irene.  What a crazy week it has been.  Tuesday it all started with the Earthquake, my hubby was at work on Dam Neck Naval base and he said that his chair started to vibrate and then things started to rattle around on his desk.  I was driving in the car and didn't feel it at all.

Yesterday, we all were here at home weathering the Hurricane.  We lost our Direct TV a few times but we kept power so that was wonderful.  Our court flooded but all our trees and the house held up great.  Today we had clean up of branches and we put all our deck furniture back out again.

On the crafting front, I am participating in another Petite Box Swap with the Specked Egg.  I will be getting those boxes together in the next week or so.  I am also trying to organize my craft area and I will have some before and after photos soon.

Happy Sunday,


Monday, August 8, 2011

What a Summer so far-

I have been staying busy with Megan and going to the water park in our area.  I think I have the best tan I have ever had and that's with putting 30 SPF on.  It has been so hot here in Virginia that you are forced to either stay inside or be in the water.  We have had a few Thunder Storms but no steady rain so everything is dry and dead.

I have been keeping occupied by doing a few projects.  Back in March I participated in a Configuration Box Swap in the All Things Tim Yahoo Group.  I was sent 16 of the same size box, that I decorated in a sewing theme and sent back.  Then I was sent the full box back decorated with all 14 boxes in place and ready to finish.  I sat down last week and finished it and here it is-

I love the way it turned out.

I also participated in the Birdsong Tag Book Swap with Karla's Cottage. I sent 7 tags and received 7 tags back.  This is the tag I sent.

This is what I received back.  Karla made the cover and put all 135 books together and mailed them back to us.  They are more beautiful in person.

The last thing I have completed is a Way of Life Spinner kit I ordered from Paula and Deb at One Lucky Day

I also added the ATC's that I make every month from Donna Downey

So all this and kids have kept me busy so far this Summer.  We still have till the day after Labor Day when the kids start back to school, to enjoy the rest of the Summer.  One weekend this month will take us to Northern Virginia for my brother and sister-in-law's 25th Anniversary and Vow Renewal, so it will be good to see family.

I hope all fo you have a great rest of your Summer and Enjoy-