Sunday, September 25, 2011

Back to Reality...

Sorry about the unexplained hiatus! We've been on vacation in this household and tying up some loose ends from the end of another summer rental season as well as beginning some exciting new projects.

We had a wonderful stay at the Wyndham in the Smoky Mountain town of Sevierville! My DH, sister and 7 aunts and uncles from Ohio met for a week-long stay enjoying a great visit. Save for the long drive from Delaware everything was perfect including the weather...nothing like Fall in the mountains. We only had one day of rain and it was still warm enough to swim and enjoy the hot tub. Our resort was terrific and even had a putt-putt range. The family surprised us with a wonderful grandparent version of a baby shower...the surprise was even grander when were able to Skype the event with the expectant parents...our son, Justin and his wife, Michelle. What a terrific family we have!!

My next-door neighbor for the week was a well-equipped cardmaker judging from the bag of rubber I spied sitting on the windowsill! I had to refrain from knocking on the door to ask to join the fun :) So...if you were the party occupying room 1533...send me a hello!

Getting back home meant fullfilling a promise to my darling DIL who is expecting our first grandson next month! I have three 16" x 20" canvasses to make into a mixed media triptych of art for above the baby's crib. I'll post snippets from time to time over the next week so you can see it take shape. I hope the kids like it! I love the color scheme Michelle chose and had fun finding a few fabrics that match the baby's comforter to incorporate into my masterpiece. HA!

Have a great Sunday and stop by again soon...