Monday, July 30, 2012

A Summer Weekend and Beyond

I didn't get any sewing done this weekend.  But I did have a lot of fun.  On Saturday afternoon we went to my aunt's house for a sort of family reunion.  It was very pleasant.  Saw lots of cousins I haven't seen in a long time.  The bags I had made were very well received.  I was glad I finished them and gave them to their new owners.

On Saturday evening we went over to my DD's place for dinner.  The Japanese students she has staying with her cooked us a delicious meal.  It was fantastic.  And there even was a bit of chicken left over so Schroeder, my DD's cat had an enjoyable treat also.

Then on Sunday morning we drove to the beach on Lake Simcoe.  The weather was fantastic.  We sat on the beach and built sand castles, ate a picnic lunch and went into the lake for a swim and some ball playing.  (Yes, even I went in.)  It was very busy on the beach, but it always is on weekends when the weather is perfect.  Here are some fellow sun-seekers.

Playing ball in the water.

Floating on an air mattress.

Exhausted and getting ready to go home, but no one wanted to leave.

Then for dinner we went to our fishing club.  Ate too much, but it was delicious.  We watched the sun go down and drove home along with all the other weekend traffic.

Today I am doing laundry. Lots of beach towels!  And I have a whole fruit bowl full of ripe bananas, so I think there will be a banana bread somewhere in my day.

I was over at Erin's blog, kniterly.  She has been knitting some cute little dolls for a special project in Africa.  I have made several of these dolls in the mid seventies, when my kids were young.  I think I will make a few more to send to the Duduza Doll project.  Go here if you want to read all about it and get the pattern.


wackywoman said...

Oh it sounds so lovely Hetty. Looks like everyone had a grand time.

Vicki said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a weekend. There will always be time for sewing, but special times like this only happen once in awhile. Glad you had the time to enjoy and the weather was perfect.

Anonymous said...

Well you can say you are getting lots of summer in. Good for you.

Reddirt Woman said...

Oh, what memories you brought back to me... the days at the lake where we played in the water, water skied, and generally wore ourselves out. Never wanted to go home but we were filled with great memories that are brought back to us, time and again, reading posts like this.

Thank you for sharing your weekend with us!

Cybele's patch said...

Sounds like a fantastic week end! Just what we need now and then.
The set table looks so inviting. Yummy!