Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hello world!

What has this absent blogger been doing these days?  Focusing on DD Claire and her end of the year graduating senior activities, gardening and painting, with a little stitching in between.

It doesn't take too long to post so why the delay?  Because I am a born procrastinator!!!  Try as I may, I never quite seem to get beyond that.  At least the most important things get done but procrastinating can be a real brain drain. If you are like me, you'll know exactly what I mean.

Melissa, I was hoping the friendship sampler would be done by the end of April, but I didn't make it, and when May came upon us, there were fewer nights that I took up the needle.  It may be years before you get this traveling chart back!

Lovely daughter Claire and her date David ready for prom

Newly painted green walls in the sun room

The walls change color constantly in this room depending on the time of day and the angle you view the wall.  Maybe not quite how I imagined it, but I still like it.  I've always wanted sage green walls somewhere in the house.

Lastly, the collection of party supplies for Sunday's grad party for Claire and her friend Shannon.  It's forecast to be a warm day, no rain thankfully.  I love a good party but hate to give them, so this is nerve wracking for me.  It's an open house for 100-200 kids (it's all those Facebook invites, so you never really know how many will show up).  Here's hoping that we will have enough food!!!

You know something?  Blogging actually does take a lot of time!  By the time I uploaded and edited photos, restarted my computer because Photoshop crashed, uploaded the photos to Blogger and added text, I think 90 minutes have passed.  Yikes!!!  Gotta go!


Lee said...

Oh my gosh, Barb! Claire looks stunning! Beautiful girl, great dress and a lovely smile...She's really got it all together in those photos. You must be busting your buttons.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the party!

Carol said...

Oh, your daughter is darling, Barb--love her dress, her hair--everything. You must be very proud of her...

Love the color in your sunroom--my guest bathroom is painted that color, too.

Best of luck at your party this weekend. I've found that the kids go to so many parties each day, that they don't tend to eat as much as you would expect.

Enjoy your weekend :)

(Oh, and your newest stitching is coming along beautifully. I love seeing your PS on the mantle, too!)

Deb said...

Your daughter is beautiful. Love her dress!

Hope that you enjoy your weekend!!!

mainely stitching said...

Oh yeah, blogging does take time if you want to do it "just so" - my family is always pointing that out to me. ;)

Love the pictures and your sage green wall is so pretty - it's also one of my favorite colors. :D

Melissa said...

Oh, what a special time Barb! Your daughter looks so pretty!

Your Friendship Sampler looks great. I know, what was I thinking when I started it? Oh well. I hope it will travel far and wide and make many stitchers happy!

Good luck with the grad party this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Your Friendship Sampler is looking gorgeous, such pretty colours! Love the green walls too, green is one of my favourite colours.

Karoline said...

Gorgeous photo's of your daughter and Friendship Sampler is looking lovely.

Lynn said...

Claire looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the dress especially the color. I'm sure all will go well with the party.
Your Friendship sampler looks great so far. After this weekend is over perhaps you'll have more time to settle down with your stitching.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow you have been busy! Claire looks gorgeous! Blue seems to be one of the in colours for prom this year!

Good luck with that big party!

Tammy said...

Oh, your daughter and her date are simply adorable! The stitching is great, and I'm joining your procrastinator club, lol. I'm the queen of it I tell you! And that sage green is such a relaxing color, isn't it? Love that!