Rain yesterday, rain today. Just for a change. But we are promised sunshine from tomorrow. We shall see.
Jim's been busy tiling the new bathroom. He's finished the floor and is now doing the walls. It's looking good. He wouldn't let me post a picture until it's finished!
This morning I was invited up to Ann Broderick's for coffee. When I arrived, Margaret and Mary were there too, the ladies I had met last time. There was home made brown bread with butter and smoked salmon, Ann's wonderful scones and an apple pie to eat! I was there for 2 hours and we never stopped talking. I had such a lovely time there. I am in the UK next Tuesday but am booked in for the Tuesday after. This time it will be at Margaret's in Feakle and she is inviting more of her friends. That should be fun.
Artist Trading Cards and Other Presents
In May I sent my sister an ATC as part of her birthday goodies. I told her she had to do one for me, so mine came for my birthday:
She's a real cross stitch queen! I love it.
She also made me this card:
Isn't it lovely?
I have just made my latest ATC for the ABC Group I am part of. I can hardly believe we are up to the letter R.
My R is for Razzle Dazzler Roz with Roberta her Poodle. She is for Teri, the founder of our group.
Blogger Bea has been involved with a postcard swap and, although I am not a part of it, she sent me this wonderful stitched postcard. It came through the post just as it is, not in an envelope:
It arrived in perfect condition. Isn't that amazing? The message from Bea read:
'Hiking with the Zetti's on the trails by Lake George'
My daughter in law Rachel not only sent me a Rachel drawn and painted card but also a painting. Here is the card:
Isn't that lovely?
And here is the painting:
It is of The Deenery Steps. BlackJack is sitting at the front of the flower bed on the left, which he often does. There are our 2 Ginkgo Biloba in pots on the steps too. It is just wonderful and we will soon get it framed and it will have pride of place on the 'Snug' wall. An original Rachel Green painting. Fabulous.
I thought I'd finish with a photo of Buster fast asleep in his bed tonight, head on the pillow.