Monday, July 13, 2015

All Over the Place


It's hot, hot, hot. In the 90s and humid. We are not used to this

Okay, I have a lot of things to tease you with. You can skip and hop around to the things that interest you because, otherwise, this post is too long for the average human to read. 


New apron in the house!! Just as my beloved Boleros are fading fast away, a Bolero-colored apron arrived on Saturday from *Susan at My Mother's Apron Strings.* Susan creates a beautiful apron to give away every. single. month. She's a busy gal now let me tell you. Between running a business, building a new home and a new treehouse, baking, and sewing, I don't know how she finds time for being so generous. Thank you so much, Susan. I love my apron and you!


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The last time I left you, I was doing a wee bit of creating of my own. Since I've had some questions, I'll give a little more information. *Here* is the tutorial I used. Remember, I used the method (which is excellent), not the measures. I used my own measurements and a much narrower elastic — ¼ inch. 
~Scrunchy Kit~

My hair bands look almost as if they were made for little girls because they are so much smaller and more narrow. All I wanted was a covering for the elastic to protect my hair. Even purchased hair bands were damaging. I think I'll make some out of t-shirt fabric next. I follow the method to the point where the ends are joined. That's where I do the remainder by hand. The two ends of the elastic are then sewed together very securely by hand and then the opening is closed, also by hand. Just too small and fiddly for me to do on the machine.

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Moving right along... I have been wanting to show you that I do get out and about from time to time. This is the new wedding venue overlooking the White Mountains of New Hampshire. If you look closely in that valley, you'll see me waving from my front lawn. ☺


This brings us full circle from some time ago when I showed a barn reconstruction going on and wondered what it was all about with full windows on the end looking over this scene. (If I find the post, I'll link it.)
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Saturday, my daughter invited me to a street art festival. These are some of the photos she took for me without much commentary from me.













This home on Main Street is being restored. Here's a closer look at the third story blind that looks out on the scenes shown here. What a happy little getaway.



That one gave us a chuckle...you can't see it very well, but there is also a banana splatted on the sidewalk with an outline. Quite the funny crime scene!
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Before time completely gets away on me, I must share a photo or two from the 4th of July.

2015

2015

Except for my son's socks last year, it looks remarkably like 2014.


At last, we have come to the end of this post. Blogger was trying to kill it from the beginning so I have been here for hours...hours! (☺Secret message to Jill...nope, didn't work.)

Catch you later...
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49 comments:

  1. Your pictures urge me to add Maine to travel list. The wedding venue is so charming.
    Hope your Monday is a great start for a new week.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  2. Looks like great fun, Vee. I agree with Carol, I need to add Maine to my travel list...and then I could meet you! :)

    I loved seeing your sweet aprons hanging up....did you make all of them? They are so cute! Happy Monday, Vee! Hugs!

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  3. Oh wow, I did not realize it got that warm where you are! We were in the 3 digits this past weekend, but we are use to it! I stay in the air conditioning! Lovely apron !

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  4. It was almost 100° here yesterday ~ that just doesn't happen here. I can empathize with you. It's just not right! Those poor polar bears up north. - That really is a beautiful little hide-a-way on the 3rd floor. The street scene is super cute, but the buildings are historic and I'll bet could tell some great stories. - Sweet July 4th pictures. The big difference is that the boys have really grown!

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  5. I love the wedding venue! My sisterinlaw and brotherinlaw are leaving on 7/25 for Maine. They are so excited about just touring around. Thanks for sharing. Love all the pictures Vee. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  6. That wedding venue looks like it will be very nice. I've heard you can make a mint with a wedding venue. 90 is too too hot for me, too. Ugh. We are finally cooling down a bit out here. Love that little 3rd floor blind. Have a great week, Vee!

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  7. This was fun. From your sewing room to a wedding venue to a street fair. The view over the valley would be spectacular. Maine looks like such a pretty place. Next time we're out east (if ever), we'll take more time and visit more places.
    Street fairs are great for strolling and looking (says she who hasn't been to one yet this year). That third floor room would make a lovely retreat and watching perch.
    Stay as cool as you can. I'm debating a light sweater this morning.

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  8. That apron is a beauty! Lucky you to win it Vee. I remember you talking about the barn renovation and it's nice to see it's now finished and in operation. What fun to have a party there! I enjoyed the art fair photos. The 'hide' (never saw one before or even heard of one) at the top of that old house is amazing! I'm glad the house is being restored. It's been very hot and humid here too but I'm not complaining a bit! Have a wonderful week Vee!

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  9. Looking green and lush there in spite of the heat. And what a beautiful place for a wedding.

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  10. It sounds like the heat has made it's way up north. Actually 90 degrees feels pretty good after a week of 98s! It is a rainy day here today and STILL going to be 90! :( I love your aprons all hanging up...and your newest one is so bright and summery! Such lovely country up in your neck of the woods...I hope to make a trip up the coast of New England one day before I die :)

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  11. Well that was fun! It is Hot here and now no rain.

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  12. I can't wait to see that old house when it get's it's new face on. And, that street festival, what fun.And, if I ever get married again (which I won't) I would choose that venue for the event. How cool is that!

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    1. Never say never! I used to say that, prior to marrying John.

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  13. Love the colors in your new apron, what fun. Glad you got out to the art show, looks like fun, love the visuals your daughter took. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I'll add it to my stash of tutorials. Stay cool, I beat the heat with fans and unsweetened iced tea with lemon & mint from my garden. ~ Abby

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  14. Vee, you live in a beautiful area of the country! The White Mountains are gorgeous! Our daughter lives in NH and when visit there I just say ahhhh! I know you're not used to that heat! Stay cool!
    Congratulations on the beautiful apron by Susan! Her aprons are always lovely and so well made--She is a busy beaver!
    I bet if we looked real close the grands have gotten taller since last year! ♥

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  15. Good morning! I thoroughly enjoyed all of this...from the darling apron [eager to check out that blog!] to the charming wedding venue, to the street fair and the 4th of July pics.. Yes, I bet it's pretty hot for you...been pretty hot here too,but then that's old news for us. Enjoy your day!

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  16. You've been busy! Love the new apron. I'll take your weather and you can have my feels like 105! :) :) Happy Monday!

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  17. I'm glad to see that your post survived Blogger's dastardly attempts to squelch it! Love the scene in your kitchen. They aprons are so pretty and cheery. I have one. Solid Black. Hangs in the laundry room unless I'm cooking or baking or canning or ANYthing that involves spilling stuff on myself.. lol The photos of the art fair remind me that it's been a long time since I've been to something like that. I'm babysitting today and trying to keep a newly-walking baby from his persistent attempts to fall down the stairs.

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  18. Oh I like that wedding gown in the one picture. Great photos, love the apron, love the family.....so on....sorry, just a tad bit hyped up--had some caffeine and much needed drive to the country (and back down to the school). Thanks for the smiles, Vee. Blessings

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  19. I always enjoy a walk about with you! Your new apron is darling! It's still looking very lush there in spite of your heat. When I post my July in review all you will see is BROWN. Ok.. that's exaggerating a bit but I'm just saying... It's dry!

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  20. Welcome to my world...the hot and humid side, that is. :) It is so hot that I don't want to go anywhere, so you know it's really hot. I enjoyed your photos and seeing your part of the world. The apron is so pretty, lucky you!

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  21. The apron is gorgeous, Vee! I was wondering if you could tell me what measurements you use for scrunchies -- I really like the look of those smaller ones you are making. The instructions in the tutorial are much like the ones I used for years, but I would love to know measurements for the smaller, thinner scrunchies.

    Hot & humid here too. My least favorite type of weather!

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    1. Approximately 7.5 inches long by 2.5 inches. The inner elastic is about 5.5 inches long. The fabric basically just covers the elastic without giving extra bulk as the original scrunchies did.

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  22. Thank you so, so much! These will be finding their way into my granddaughters' Christmas or birthday packages!

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  23. [going all Southern on ya] --> You sure live in a purdy area. *lol* Still chuckling over the "crime scene". I gotta pull that one on some body. I know, maybe for Hallowe'en!? Thanks for sharing that. Hope your day is blessed you silly gal. ~:)

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  24. I love your colorful new apron! Funny crime scene...lol

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  25. I love, love, love your aprons!

    Your day out with your daughter looks like a lot of fun as well!

    Deanna

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  26. You were due...for a little of that heat we have been enjoying/enduring for some time already! Enjoy. Everything is still looking lush and lovely in your corner...as compared to our favorite landscape colour this summer (brown). But here's the good news...we had a bit of rain this morning!!! The first decent rainfall in several months.

    Love your bright and cheery new apron. And thanks for taking us on the street festival tour...crime scene and all!

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  27. Congratulations on being the winner of that gorgeous apron. It looks right at home in your cozy kitchen.
    I'm surprised to hear that you are feeling such high heat and humidity. It has been the norm here, but I'm not sure I'll ever get used to it.
    Looks like fun times on the 4th and at the street art fair. The crime scene cracked me up.

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  28. So enjoyed being all over the place with you today, Vee, thanks for taking me along.
    loved your last post too, especially your new photo, I love your hair this length, you look so young, I must find out what my friends in blogland are doing,, so many of you are getting younger by the day!~smile!
    It is hot and humid here too!
    Hvae a blessed evening,
    Hugs from me

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  29. So many pretty pictures!!
    Not hot here. I think summer is forgetting to come here. Actually I like it nice and cool, though could do with a little less rain.

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  30. There really is a lot to enjoy here. Picking the aprons as my favorites :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  31. I love your apron collection. I was just thinking today that I need to make some fresh aprons for myself, all the old ones are looking pretty stained. The third floor porch on that house! I would spend hours there. Summer art fairs are one of my favorite pass times :)

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  32. How lovely to have won an apron! It's so colorful. I love ALL weddings.....interesting about this barn venue. I would have loved to have wandered around town with you guys for the festival. You live in such a gorgeous area.

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  33. p.s. my mind is NOT THERE! I also meant to comment on that cute little 3rd floor porch/nook. I can just imagine reading there. Also, that is too cute about the banana crime scene!

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  34. Love, love, love your cheery, gifted apron, Vee!
    Wow, you have the 90's? That is hot for you! We are nearing the 100's, but it hasn't hit yet, and I'm thankful.
    I enjoyed the pics from the street festival!

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  35. I'm not the average person, because I read the whole post!! :D

    I loved the outdoor art festival! That looks like lots of fun! I am wondering if you stopped at the cart of books outside the door. It caught my eye!! The little porch on the third floor caught my eye too!

    Maybe the sameness of our holiday activities is part of the charm. We do tend to do the same things over and over, don't we? :)

    Ack!! 90 degree heat and humidity...in Maine? That is not a part of the idyllic New England summer that lives in my imagination.

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  36. What a beautiful apron! Always better when they are hand made :-) Love all the pictures and sorry to hear it wasn't working for you loading.... :-( I love older homes and seeing them restored, I like it when they are kept true to original period :-) Hope you have a great evening.

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  37. 99 here today in the Dallas area! Too hot to get outside until the sun goes down!!
    Loved seeing all the photos!! What a pretty place you get to live in!!

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  38. Pretty cheery apron. I have one in that exact same pattern and love it. It has been pretty warm and humid here, we finally had to put the A/C on.

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  39. So many interesting things to see in this post! The beautiful apron! The street fair. The 4th of July family photos. I love them all! I guess I will not complain about our weather here. I think it is hotter than July normally is, but nothing like what you are having.......Bah! Hope it cools down a bit soon for you all.

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  40. Oh you are going to SO enjoy one of Susan's apron creations Vee! Congrats! I remember how Maine could feel like 100 degrees even though it was only in the 80's! Looks like you are having a wonderful summer...

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  41. I do love a cute apron...how nice for your friend to send you one.
    It's really hot here...near a hundred yesterday..
    Love street fairs....

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  42. It's been so hot here in the Northwest too. We got a couple of days of some cloudy skies and a bit of rain, hardly enough to count. We are now back to the hot weather again...I think I am ready for fall! :)

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  43. I loved this post! I think all the randomness in it was delightful! And that apron?? YES! :-) - Dori -

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  44. Maine is a beautiful place So glad you are sharing your images. I have been to Kennebunkport but need to see more of your pretty state. I like your hair bands, Vee. The aprons are pretty too. Have a great week!

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  45. Lovely post and photos ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

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  46. As a woman who loves aprons, your new one is very nice and will remind you of your boleros over winter. Nice to see what you've been up to, hope the heat subsides soon.

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  47. Pretty new apron, Vee! Look so lovely up there in Maine this summer. NYC was HOT and humid during our visit--I am happy to be back in much less hot and humid Colorado!

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