Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Visit to the Zoo & a Finish

We had a very BUSY week last week!
On the 4th, our son, DIL and our three grandsons arrived. They stayed with us until Sunday night, the 10th. We took a few adventures during the week, with the best one being a trip to the zoo. Now, what 2 year old doesn't love a zoo? And what grandparent doesn't love a zoo?
We had a great day for our outing. We saw many, many wonderful animals. I think my very favorite was the giraffe. There are so many of them at our zoo. It was fun to watch the trainer feed one of them some lettuce. Have you ever seen how LONG a giraffe's tongue is? My pictures are clickable, so be sure to look!!!
This evening, I finish my August LHN sampler. I used the same substitution flosses as in the July piece. I am very happy with how they look on this one as well. This is finish # 30 for the year & #11 of 15 for the New Project Challenge.
Our group from church went & saw the last 3 quilt gardens yesterday. We spent the bulk of the day at the Shipshewana flea market thou. You never know what bargains you will find there!!!
We also stopped at the bulk food store. I always buy a BIG BAG of popcorn when I go there. Yesterday was no different. I got a 25# bag. I put it in smaller bags & freeze it.
I am very behind on blog reading & commenting. Please forgive me & PLEASE don't stop commenting....I will get back into the groove of things.....this week was play catch up from last weeks busyness!!!
Have a great weekend & thanks for stopping by!


Vicky L said...

Oh my goodness, the gireffe's tongue is long! Did they tell you how long it is? Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Congrats on your new finish. It looks great!

Debra said...

Good to see the boys again.
They are getting so big.

Lesleyanne said...

Great photos from your day out with your family. A great finish, love the colours you used. What fabric are you stitching them on?

Denise said...

Hey - you got it finished! Woohoo!

The boys are getting big! Looks like you all had fun!

Mouse said...

Zoo's are great for wee ones and big ones too to visit :) love the photos really nice and ooo a lesser spotted stitching piece snuck in there too heheheh .... love those that you are doing .. what fabric is it you are using ???? take care and happy stitching love mouse xxx

Carol said...

Amazing how the boys have grown, Shari!! They're going to be bigger than grandma before you know it :) Love the photos at the zoo and the pretty quilt gardens. You sure got up close and personal with that giraffe :)

Your August finish is lovely and congratulations on finish #30. Enjoy all that popcorn :)

Julie said...

Your boys are so grown up Shari, a geat adventure at the zoo, i love it too.

Happy stitching and blog reading!

Sherre said...

The zoo photos are great, but my favorite pic is of you and the grandsons! My goodness, they have grown up so much! Very handsome little guys!

Kathy said...

Sounds like you had a busy buut wonderful visit with the grandbabies. Love the zoo pics.

And I just love your LHN August finish. Perfect.

Lizy said...

Your grandsons are really growing really fast!!! Ibet you enjoy your time with them at the zoo!!!! I especially like looking at those zoo picture!!!!

Nancy M said...

We have a plan to take Amberlyn to Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek. I'd like it to be a bit cooler! My mom really wants to tour the quilt gardens too. The summer is going to quickly! Congrats on another finish. Those are very cute!