Saturday, August 19, 2017

Summer Time!

Well, it has been a while since my last post!

In spite of my radio silence, it's been a busy summer and I have been sneaking in plenty of beading:
One of the beading highlights, and well general highlights of the summer was visiting with some of my beading friends for a quick retreat in the Adirondacks!  Cynthia of Antiquity Travelers was kind enough to open up her family camp and host Christine (One Kiss Creations) and me! We had so much fun! There were lots of laughs, delicious food, beautiful views, and of course, lots of beading!  I am grateful to both Cynthia and Christine for their generosity and such a lovely couple of days!

Aside from beading and bead retreating, work has been busy and like every other year, there is no shortage of beautiful food and beverage to photograph!

Summer is fleeting for the kids out of school.  My teenager hit a milestone this summer, turning 16 and getting his learner's permit to drive!!  Our family has a trip planned for November so we didn't plan any big family vacations this summer.  We did have a super fun family visit in July, and we've been trying to get out and do field trips in the area when we have a chance! There has been lots of board games, a trip to Comic Con, the Worcester Art Museum, summer flavor Polar Seltzer sampling, and more!

Finally, birding this summer has been absolutely wonderful as well!  I have been regularly seeing some of my favorite birds, and was also able to cross out several birds on my "Life List".

Here's to hoping I get back onto a regular schedule of posting and reading blogs again! Enjoy the rest of your summer!


  1. So much fun having you up at camp to bead, hike and bird! Thank you for joining and for teaching us a gorgeous new bracelet pattern! Simply can't wait to do that again!!

  2. So great to see your update and how wonderful to gather with some beady friends!

  3. Glad you got to pop in and catch us up. I was especially curious about the beading weekend and have been anxiously awaiting some photos! ;D Sounds like y'all had a blast!! It looks like you've been plenty busy, but at least you captured much of it in pictures! Can't wait to see what's next.

  4. I hope you do get back to regular blog posting. I enjoy everything you show -- beads, birds and food! All those gorgeous food pictures are making me hungry.

  5. I missed this post along the way too!!! Where have I been?!? What a fun couple of days at Cynthia's cabin ~ wine, food, wine, beads, beads, beads, and wonderful company! Your book of instructions and the bangle making were a highlight, for sure!
    Looks like the rest of the summer was fun ~ how is Jackson doing with the driving?


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