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All this fabric had to be washed.
The washing machine didn't tempt me, because I knew what a tangled mess it would make.
So yesterday afternoon, I spent quite some time, unrolling the wet balls, rinsing them with the hose, and hanging them to dry.
Then I spent the afternoon in the garden, weeding the rock wall. My sunflowers are about 10 ft tall.
And I cleaned the wild grape vine out of my hydrangea bush.
Then we drove an hour to attend a surprise birthday party for my youngest daughter's best friend.
Jo has been like an adopted daughter to me, and I love her very much. She is a sweet, sweet soul who grew up into a beautiful young woman, in spite of less than a stellar start in life.
My whole family loves her.
And here she is, supposedly coming around the back of my daughter's house to see the new deck, and we are all waiting there for her.
She wavered between laughing and crying. She kept saying, "I think I'm gonna' pass out."
And she saw her friend from college who had driven up from the city, and then she really did cry.
But all was well.
She loved the party! It was all for her, and she was very touched.
Everyone had a great time.
That is the Vera Bradley purse I bought for her, and she liked my choice of colors, which is amazing!
This is my daughter's friend, Joe, who is a photographer. If you saw the pics in a previous post
of my three daughters, you saw some of his work. As you can see by his camera, he is a serious photographer. But it is more than the equipment.......he has a talent that I can't even comprehend. Go to his web site if you want to see more. He is truly awesome.
And here they are..my three girls....hope you don't get sick of seeing them. Of course, I never do.
Today was a crazy, wild day with my husband's two daughters and all the kids here for more pool adventures, and his spaghetti and meatballs.
I am totally exhausted, and looking forward to a QUIET, KID FREE week.
Sorry, but that's the truth.
I have a lot to do this week, starting with a weaving student tomorrow, and lots of fabric prep for a rug order.
Until next time.