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I'm an artist and SAHM from the upper mid-west. In addition to my passion for paper art and mixed-media; I enjoy sewing, painting, photography, jewelry making and gardening. I love finding ways to reuse, re-purpose and recycle everyday items into art or other basic utilitarian objects.
I'm working at getting back to the basics: healthy food, reduced chemical load in our home, exercise and spending time with family.
Since Independence Day fell smack in the middle of the week this year, Mr. G took a week's vacation. We've been busy...mostly with 4th of July festivities and trying desperately to stay cool during them.
To that end, my neighbor brought over some fabric and we started making neck coolers. I was reminded of them while browsing Pinterest.
I think I stitched up about 20 of these...at least 4 being "little kid size". We kept them in a cooler of ice water during the parade so that everyone at our gathering could pull one out whenever they needed it.
I even sold the one off my neck to a carnival worker when the kids were playing games. I could have made a fortune ...and then promptly get a big fat fine from the city, I'd suppose.
By the way...your eyes aren't deceiving you in the above picture....it does look a little foggy. It's so humid today that my lens fogged. See...
The garden is producing...snow peas, green beans and kohlrabi so far.
Ah crud... my ADD is showing again....
I got off track...
I was talking about the 4th of July.
While Mr. G was helping set up a canopy and such, I walked the kids to the carnival. I had them sit for a caricature. You can see one of those cooling neck wraps around Big J's neck.
The parade is always a great time....
Friends, food and fun right along the parade route closely followed by a water fight and more food.
This little cork covered car had to be my favorite of the day.
That's a lot of wine!!
We're still trying to stay cool...current temp is .....
The cool down is coming "they" say...I hope "they" are right.
See you next week...working on a project with bottle caps.