Monday, August 5, 2019

Catching Up!

Well, the rest of July disappeared in a flash!  We  had a wonderful week-long family gathering in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, and then company from Colorado.  And now it's August. Wow!

Twenty-three of us from my sister's and our families were together and had so much fun playing, talking, and catching up. With the exception of an incredible windstorm, the weather was perfect and everyone enjoyed the sunshine and water activities.

Then at the end of July we had visitors from Colorado. Nancy and I taught together in California many years ago, and our two families have stayed in touch every since then.

With lots of car time, I finished a couple of projects, this shawl and this scarf. The scarf is Valerie Johnson's "Going My Way" pattern. Isn't it pretty?

Before all the end-of-July excitement, I also finished my contribution to our quilt group's Ronald McDonald Christmas stocking project.

Both sides of the same two stockings

And now I'm going to go eat breakfast and then go outside to water the flower pots.  Hopefully I can also get caught up on my blog reading!!  Have a great week.


Wanderingcatstudio said...

July certainly did fly by! And you accomplished a lot! Of course, I love the scarf! :)

Araignee said...

You got so much finished! Those stockings are just darling. It's hard to believe Christmas isn't that far away anymore.

Betsy said...

It does sound like you had a very busy July. How I wish we could have gotten together when you were in Coeur d'Alene. I'm pretty sure I know that windstorm you mentioned. We have had LOTS of wind here lately.
Your projects are so pretty. I love that shawl.

kathy b said...

Oh that shawl is beautiful. Judy you look great!!!! I love Dick and his much like TROY!
It is great to hear you have been having a family fun filled summer of 2019

DelightedHands said...

Nothing like filling up the month with family gatherings! How wonderful!
The shawl is so pretty! Nice time to do the knitting!

Dee said...

Your summer trips sound absolutely wonderful!

karen said...

my July went by quickly as well! Thank goodness because I don't like summer :) Lovely shawl and scarf, you are a prolific knitter with your busy schedule.

straythreads said...

Cute Chrsitmas socks! Glad you are having a good summer it always goes too fast
thanks for viviting my blog

Susan said...

Sounds like a great ending to July. Coeur d'Alene is one of the prettiest places in Idaho, I think. Great place for a family get together. That IS a pretty scarf. Congratulations on two finishes and two stockings. I hope those plants are happy at the end of summer. We are sweltering with 90s and humidity, but probably better than Louisiana! =)

Mereknits said...

I missed this post Judy, so glad you have had such wonderful experiences with family and friends.