Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July-Summer Is Really Here Now!

Yes, now it feels like summer!  Days are 80 degrees and humid.  I was hoping to work in my garden today but it is just too hot during the day.  I'll wait until later to get to it.  My cone-flowers are all budded and my bee balm looks good this year.  Now is the time for the yellow and orange flower blooms then pink very soon after.  I'm making more Eco-printed and dyed silk scarves using flowers and leaves from my garden.  

The sales have been good for the scarves.  Every time I make a few of the transfer dyed scarves with men's silk neckties, I sell them out.  I need to get busy and make more for the Hebron Fair that is coming up the end of the month.  I guess I won't bring any of them to the weekly farmer's market until after the fair.

The 4th was celebrated with fireworks and a road trip to Grafton, Vermont.  We had a good time and just loved the small village of Grafton.  Their Historical Society building was open and we enjoyed seeing items from days gone by and they even allowed pictures.  Ronnie took some to show his friend who is a member of the Alexandria Historical Society.  He hopes it will give them some incentive/ideas to put out more items on display.  We went to the Grafton Market where Ronnie bought some wonderful cheddar cheese made and sold by them. 

 On our way to Grafton we stopped at the Vermont Country Store.  I'd read about it in Yankee and possibly Country Life magazines.  It's very large, sprawling building with anything you could think of.  But the prices were very, very high.  They were asking $100 for a fine cotton nightgown, I passed on that one.  It seems to be very popular with tourists with credit cards! :)


My grandson, Dillon bought his first new car (2013).  He said, "It's a lot of money!"  Welcome to the adult world young man!  He doesn't have any credit so this should help him get some, provided he makes all his payments on time. :)   I know he will.

Granddaughter Maegan has returned from her Maymester in Spain.  She LOVED it and hopes to return.  She working as a lifeguard at a pool in Concord this summer and seems to be enjoying it.

Granddaughter Kimberly is working at a local resort in the Housekeeping Department.  Not her favorite job but she's earning good money and looking forward to her second year of college.

Grandson Shawn is growing taller and taller, soon he may pass his 6 ft. dad! He's working for the Recreation Dept. Summer Program and enjoying boat rides and swimming with his friends.
They all grew up so fast, I miss having little ones around. But I am very proud of all of them and their parents!

Now I'm off to eco print more scarves!

A few days later.......
Here are some photos of finished silk scarves eco-printed/dyed.

Remember to play a little every day!