Hi! Just popping in here to post my update for this month. It has been such a lovely month!:-) We have been crazy busy with company, traveling and spending as much time as possible outside that I haven't been able to stitch very much. I am almost finished with my August cottage. Hopefully this week.
We are busy getting ready for a backyard barbecue birthday bash tomorrow for my daughter. She is going to be 22 in a few days and we were moving on her birthday last year and so we are giving her a nice party this year. :-) Her birthday seems to be the time when things go wrong. Poor dear! :-) Her 8th birthday, her daddy was deployed to the Middle East, her 10th birthday was spent in the waiting room of the ER while her older brother was having an anaphylaxis attack from having accidentally gotten peanuts at her pool party. Shortly after her 12th birthday she was so excited about her baby brother being born that she was running in a parking lot and was ran over. Thankfully it was just her foot and leg. And then on her 18th birthday, I had just been released from the icu after a brush with death. :-) I think she deserves a good party and birthday this year. :-)
We just recently returned from 4 days in Boston. We had to go for a work conference. It was amazing and we can't wait to go back for a long visit!
Well onto the budget part. This month Mel surprised us with an extra $50 dollars to spend. I decided to take advantage of this offer. :-)
I ended up getting August by Cottage Garden Samplings and the necessary threads and fabric. Two Jane Austen patterns from The Primitive Hare and a beach themed pattern from my LNS. So my total for the month is $ 62.48. That means I used all of my $25 budget and $37.48 from the bonus $50. So next month I will have my carryover of $65.90 from the previous months and my July allowance. I hope I have that right! :-)
Well back to cleaning and preparing for tomorrow. I will leave you with some pictures from our month. :-)
My progress for the month
Atlantic Ocean at Cape Henolopen State Park
Laughing Gulls, a new bird for me.
My sweet husband and two of our children on Father's day.
Boston Public Gardens
Make way for Ducklings statues. One of our favourite books.
Boston clam chowder, this is in the clam chowder hall of fame. I didn't know such a thing existed. :o) It was fantastic chowder! YUM!!!
A beautiful pond in Connecticut!
My souvenir from Boston. :o)
A view of Connecticut as we were driving. We fell in love with Connecticut and hope to go back soon!