(copywrited by Smith & Anthony Stove Co. 1889, found repinned on Pinterest)
This lovely lady is sitting in a garden enjoying a cup of tea.
She wears a fresh rose and there is a hint of
summer foliage and flowers in the background.
July is almost over...
where did the time go?
When I think of summer,
I think of doing things like this...
visiting the seaside...
reading a good book in the morning...
visiting a museum I have not experienced before...
playing in my art room...
(it has been neglected)
getting my hands all colored up
with dye from a happy afternoon of fabric magic.
I know I will be doing more of this in August....
I did these pieces a few weeks ago.
Delicate shades of blue....
Deeper with a touch of green...
Some rich purples...
And delicate pinks.
Lovely things to use for collage art.
I enjoy making banners, and I have a few more ready to hand sew.
I hope to begin quilting on the quilt I began....oh
say a year and a half ago???
Frieda at Frieda Quilter
has been inspiring me for ages and ages with her
beautiful and expressive quilts...
And recently while visiting her blog, I finally got a vision of how
I want to stitch my quilt together.
Thank you Frieda!
Wish me luck with this project,
I will share how far I get...
I have other hopeful project ideas.
I have more pins in Pinterest then I could ever do...
but I would like to try a few : )
Do you know what I mean?
This August seems very special to me...
for various reasons,
And I don't want to miss a minute of it.
I need some rest too : )
So I am planning a lot more of that!
I have decided to take a computer vacation for August...
And I am calling it
It is my promise to myself to....
Turn my laptop off on July 31st...
and leave it off.
And to allow the Inspiration and relaxation in!
I enjoy being with all of you here in Bloglandia,
And I will miss connecting each week.
(you all have inspired me so much,
I want to go and play!)
I will miss Tea Cup Tuesday...oh my!
In fact, I am wondering if I can do it???
Have any of you taken a month off?
(do any of you feel you need to?)
6 days and counting....!
Do you have special August plans?