Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Friday, July 9, 2010

hot fun in the summertime

when lindsey and her friends dave and emily pulled into 
the driveway at "a bit of earth", i went a little nuts for emily's car decor!

she had cut shapes from flexible magnetic vinyl 
and stuck them on her car.
(can you tell dave is a rock climber?)

then emily pulled a roll of the stuff out of her car
and we had a "morning activity"
where all of us had fun sketching and snipping.
lindsey did this great praying mantis 
and i could not resist a needle and thread.
it has been SO HOT AND HUMID, even up here.
the company of young adults,
and then an overnight visit with a dear buddy from our illinois days
has helped distract me from the realities of this heat wave.

thunderstorms and flash flood watches in the forecast
may bring some wild relief!

hope you are OK!


  1. that is FUN! what a fantastic idea!

  2. oh my, what a fun project!! It's finally "only" in the 80s today instead of triple digits. We desperately need rain...hope it won't come as one huge deluge that won't be absorbed.

  3. Talk about having some "wicked" fun out there!
    Maahvelous - simply maahvelous!

    I think a snowflake or a sunflower would make a lovely design too:)


  4. Awesome cut outs! So you have a talented daughter - seems to run in the family, Karen!! Love your needle and thread!! Hot here too - hope some of those thunderstorms make their way down here!
    Great post!

  5. It's very humid here too and I think a good storm ould help!
    Love the cut-outs.

  6. Lord, lord, lord. I wish I had a picture of my Studebaker Lark from the 60's. It had been wrecked three times, the only way I could open the hood was with a screwdriver.....but, it was cool! Giant sunflowers all over it. On the doors, on the hood, on the roof. Oh, how I loved that car!