Friday, August 6, 2021

Friday Finish and Fun!


It seems the week goes by too fast and I never get half of the things done, that I had planned. But I have been getting a lot of outdoor time, so that is good. I did finish the second free design, by Theodore Cleave Designs. 

It is a small pillow and I added a few touches of glitter thread to this piece.

I also got to spend time with the kids last weekend. We all went to the sunflower farm. They have a field with pathways that you can walk through, to enjoy the flowers.

And I thought these were funny. The birds feast on the seeds and I guess they have a sense of humor.

And these are some of the birds I was able to catch, along with a butterfly at another park. There are a lot of beautiful birds, but they come and go so fast, it is hard to catch them.

And of course, I took photos of the family. Trying to get them to stand still and pose nicely at the same time is impossible, so this is what I ended up with.

Most afternoons we spend at the beach and I have gotten some nice pieces of glass. I also take a swim when I can, sometimes the waves and pull is too much for me to get into, but the cooler air is always refreshing. I was able to catch the local Osprey family on one day.

It looks like three young made it this year. One is a bit shy.

Mom coming in with dinner. One osprey was yelling at the other, so when mom came in, she gave them a good talking to.

Bill took the next week off, but we have no where to go. My cat sitter is going through some things with her dad and I mentioned we might want to take off, but she never said anything. Usually she says she will be happy to watch the kitties, so I think she may be too overwhelmed at the moment and I don't want to ask her, and make her feel obligated. Hopefully Bill and I can find some fun things to do on a hot week and maybe get some fun beach days with the boys.  I hope you all have a good weekend.


acorn hollow said...

I enjoy silly family pictures makes me smile.
Love your finish as always and great pictures of the birds.
enjoy your week

Rugs and Pugs said...

Love your fat Santa.
That is the kind of family pictures we end up with. Bunny ears are!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Any family photo is a great photo if you ask me. Like me, my son always refused to be in photos so we have few. Your photos of the birds and butterflies are always stunning. I wish I had just a small measure of your gift. I am sure you will find something enjoyable to do even if you can't wander too far. I am extremely limited with where I can go/how long I can be gone with Snowdog these days. Even if I could find someone to be with him (quite impossible in Nod), the medications and injections complicate things. Love the sunflowers! We used to have several sunflower farms around and I loved going for a long ride on a late summer day looking for them...but I haven't seen any so far. Cute Santa! I'm still in 4th of July mode LOL. ~Robin~

Olde Dame Holly said...

Such a cute post, with your family photos and the Osprey family photos, too! I hope you find something fun to do nearby, since kitty-sitter is unavailable. Those sunflower photos are fantastic. I love the smile faces!

Susan said...

Santa is way too cute! The sunflower seeds are funny. Who would imagine?