Actually it is only pretty hot but tomorrow will be soooo hot. I think it is the perfect time to go and see Ratatouille. Swimming in the morning, lbrary in the afternoon and a movie in the evening. I had my sweet boy pick a number between one and ten for the magazines and he picked 7 which is Heidi! I actually asked my little girl first and she picked "20". I think I should be spending some time on the basics with her before she satrts kindergarten next year. I am actually very happy to be sending the magazines to Heidi because she is waiting for her two beautiful children to finally come from China and Vietnam. Hopefully these magazines will give her lots of ideas to make beautiful things for her babies while she waits for them to arrive.(heidi- I will need your address!) Check out those yummy fourth of July pies. They were a hit! Peach blueberry- my favorite combination.
I have been participating in a fun swap called "Special Swap" for the last few months. Lynne is our sweet swap Mom and there are always fun goodies in these packages. She and I set up a little impromptu swap and look at my goodies! The theme was a trip to the lake. This bowl is so perfect with my hydrangeas. She had a memory about going to a lake on vacation and buying penny candy at the store which was so fun because I had the same memory of our trips to Orcas Island back when I was little. My Dad would scuba dive for abalone and sea cucmbers and then we would barbecue them on the beach and have bonfires. My sister and I had matching red knit sweaters from my Granny and I can still remember wearing them there. And I remember being able to buy a whole lot of candy for just a quarter. Good memories. I love the rock candy pops she sent- they look so pretty I am sure I won't eat them. Now to keep them safe from the kids... The yarn and fabrics are such great summer colors too. Thanks Lynne!