Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer garden

How many of you have a perennial garden? How many of you know where every single plant is located? Know which are weeds? Know where you can plant new plants?

I thought I knew. But when those plants started to come up, I began to question whether or not they were perennials or weeds. Tried taking photos and making a drawn map. Will that help for next year? Hope so.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 4th

Our day at Groveland Assembly Grounds begins with the flag raising. This year the local VFW post presented the colors. Minnetonka High School quartet sang. A wonderful way to begin the day.

It was followed by the neighborhood parade. This year's theme was "Big Screen, Little Screen and everything in between!" So we did just that. Dressed as screens. Everyone had a grand time.

Then it was time for the races. Categories for every age from toddlers to adults. Always a big deal for the kids. Everything from running, three legged races, shoe flipping, and the egg toss.

More races

Kevin and Lucas running the men's race around the lakeshore.

John and Haley running the wheelbarrow race.

Three legged racing by Haley with Kevin, and Lucas with Rasmus.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summertime at the lake

July 4th festivities last for several days at Groveland Assembly Grounds. This year I was lucky to have relatives from Denmark here for a visit. On July 3rd, we sat down by the lake, sang songs, and ate s'mores. A wonderful evening for all.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New pillows

I made a quilt for my parents using oriental fabrics. My mom asked me to make pillow covers to go with the quilt. Luckily I had a bag of the red fabrics used in the quilt. All precut into strips for the different blocks.

I decided there was no need to make the same blocks over again for the pillows. You wouldn't be able to notice them. I think they will look wonderful with the quilt.