|1950's? Look at the car he is |
standing next to.
I lost my father over 20 years ago and as time has passed, I remember my father all through the year....I think about him when I see a particular antique or knick-knack that now resides with me; or when I need advice on how to refinish something or plant something, I miss him; or when I look at the family tree he wrote and see his printing; or just the other day, I caught myself laughing at a prank my brother pulled on his girl friend's son and I thought instantly he was his father's son and was doing some corny prank like my father would have done. So while I know Father's Day is the special day for 'dads', I remember mine at the strangest times and without a moments notice all through the year.
Guests for the weekend
I found out mid-week last week that I would be treated with a visit from my son and his family. They were traveling back east to spend time with her dad on Father's Day and for a fitting for a wedding next year. I got to meet my newest 'grand' too! The newest addition to the family, Etta James - named such because she 'sings' or as I would call it, 'howls'.
|L-R Troy, Gavin (my son's step-son), and Etta|
So with my son and his family in....pool time and not much stitching going on. I am pleased with my progress but I had hoped to be done this weekend. I am sure I will be able to wrap it up in another couple of nights of stitching.
|Just have the garland of flowers to complete!|
I love IKEA shopping and my sister and I are going tomorrow - I've got a vacation day! I love shopping IKEA even though their style is far from my country decor. I think it is my Scandinavian heritage that draws me to their ingenuity. I just found a new website - IKEAHackers! They take off the shelf IKEA items and make them better. Every year when Mr. W. goes away I get the urge to makeover a room. Usually he is long gone before I think about it, but this year I couldn't wait for him to get out the door. Tomorrow I am picking up this bed frame and whatever items strike my fancy. Some new accessories, rearranging furniture and a stop at Home Depot for some crown molding......and I don't know what else....I'll have to post some before and after photos.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a happy week of stitching!