There is so much to catch you up on. The house at Bull Run has just sprung up out of the ground, and it is exciting to see our son preparing his home.
For those of you who are not reading Ashley's blog, I will be glad to show you a few pictures I took. Here are Ashley, Trevor, and Sweet Pea.
He has the cleanest, neatest, most spacious crawl-space in the southeast!
It's not everyday a guy has the opportunity to help his brother build his house. I'm sure Sayre will have some good memories of time spent with Trevor.
Sawyer loves being over at Bull Run with Trevor.
The first wall goes up. How exciting!
Our lovely Thelma.
A woman's touch is just what this home needs!
Here's the best looking man on the job site, and he's ALL MINE !
Up goes the roof.
Notice the clear, clear blue sky.
He's done this a few times!
We believe these to be graves.
The home at the end of the road.
I'm so thankful that I've been able to catch up on many of the projects around my home this summer. I'm hoping to show you some of the fruits of those labors. It is so wonderful to be able to find great contentment and joy in these domestic projects!
A friend of mine is getting married for the first time at the age of 40+! So the ladies in her church are making her a friendship quilt. This is my quilt square for her which I hand embroidered
I've also been recovering lampshades. I don't know if I'm doing it right, but I'm doing it!
I've had lot's of help!
Canning season was a time of learning for me. My mother canned up until a couple of years before her passing away, and I was able to help her some. But there's nothing like doing it yourself. I'm thankful for Marmee who answered a lot of random questions!
Here you see me squishing all the blackberries I have been freezing the passed couple of years in addition to a bunch I brought back from Michigan.
The bounty of the summer. Tomatoes, peach , blackberry, and strawberry jam.
Now that the weather has turned a bit cool, the flowers are going crazy!
This rose was given to me by the dear Mother of my Sister-in-law, Mrs. Doney, when my Dad passed away. It is called Perfume Perfection~a JacksonPerkins rose. It is heavenly to sniff.
I'm normally not a fan of calla lilies, but the price was right the day Ashley and I visited the Jackson Perkins outlet in Greenwood, SC. I had no idea they would be so pretty!. They are only about 15" high, and they keep producing these lovely flowers that last~litterally~ for weeks in a vase! The more you cut, the more they produce! These are called Captain Romance.
I can not remember if I had a name for these. They are left over from the Wilson's garden when they lived here. Very pretty.
The "MONSTER COSMOS" (my name for them) finally bloomed and boy are they striking!
Thank you Lord, for your great goodness to me.