I don't know what it is about your first piece of corn on the cob, on the 4th of July, but it's pure heaven. I don't muck up the flavor of my sweet corn with butter, salt or sugar. BLECK. I like it natural, sometimes grilled in the husk on the grill. There is nothing better.
The day was filled with food, fun and games. We played 'toss the waterballoon' like they were eggs. Watermelon seed spitting contest (except dad forgot and got a seedless and we had to use sunflower seeds as a substitute. *eyeroll*)
** Pic is of dorky DH spitting. He kept doing a shotput move, spinning around and around and THEN spitting. I have crazies in my family, I know! **
We ended the day playing the card game GOLF. Have you played this game before? Holler if you want instructions. We managed a pretty good game with 9 players at a time!
At this party, all of the guests were either going to and/or had graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design (or whatever the exact name is). We talked about it a bit. DD wants to go to school for graphic and fashion design and I would love to someday take some art classes. Listening to them describe some of the course work made DD & me want to run off to college right now! Maybe someday. She has 4 more years of HS to go... I've told her if she is moving near any beach to go to college, we will be following her (like DUH! That's a given!)
I've been working on some Circle Journal pages in th evenings when everyone else is sleeping. I'll post them when finished. In the meantime, here are closeups of my ScrapAddict Altered Design Team Kit. We were given 8x8 chipboards (4) and 7gypsies papers and embellishments. I got this idea to make a 4 piece wallhanging (spells out my name) to go above my doorway in the art room. Sorry for the scans. Parts of the pieces were bulky with wiring and beads. I love how this came out, must have something to do with the 7Gypsies papers (my favs!)
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NOTE: If you're looking for some good summer reading... at this time, I'm reading Bet Your Bottom Dollar by Karin Gillespie and listening to Artemis Fowl, Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer. Yes, I know it's a kids book, but it's so interesting! Read Artemis Fowl first though if you're going to pick it up. Of course I brought favorites on this trip with me as well; Alphabetica and The Decorated Journal. I also checked out The Decorated Page, and a couple books on sewing with wool and quilting: Purely Primitive, Warm up To Wool and Folk Art Quilts. The wool books have great patterns to use for anything. Oh! And I have my book club's next book bought and mailing to me as I type; Watership Down. If you've read this let me know. I'd love to know your thoughts. Happy reading!
Let's all say it together now "POOR WILBUR!"