Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Spinning out of control!

The whirlwind started with a button show in Wooster, Ohio , July 24. I haven't recovered yet!  We had contacted an auctioneer before we went to North Carolina to help us downsize our junk stuff. Seems that we spend an awful lot of time moving our stuff from place to place and trying to organize it. Mr. Wonderful wanted to get rid of some tools and actually be able to use his garage for woodworking projects. September 11th is the big day. I have been sorting thru my treasures and letting go of a lot of things. It is a freeing experience. Too many ideas and not enough time!

Winnie looking over a button display.

The Hollyhocks loved the heat. My flowers have never recovered from the hot dry weather we have had in Ohio.

Food has been the theme for this month. Gigi and I had dinner at Deer Ridge golf course.

Yummy salad!

Yummy funnel cake straws!

We celebrated my sister, Kathy's birthday there later the same week.

Friday of the same week, we had a little gathering at our house. The strawberries this year are sooo good!

 Mr. wonderful's dear friend, David and my sweet friend Gigi have both been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, cancer that develops from the plasma cells of the bone marrow. David is in his sixth year of treatment and Gigi started treatment this year. They both are doing awesome! Gigi has been so incredibly brave and has the best outllook. She is truly amazing! We got together with them and their ever so supportive spouses to compare notes. It is good to know someone else with the same diagnoses.

Saturday of the same week we ran to Columbus to celebrate the 19th anniversary of  our niece,Jill's 21st birthday.

More food! Quiche and strawberry soup.

Later that day we visited the Franklin Park Conservatory with our son and daughter-in-law. The flowers were almost as beautiful as Crystal! The glass sculptures are by the artist Chihuly.

Crystal has more photos on her blog at http://www.sevensphoto.com/.

Finally a picture of me that I like!

The following Monday was Button Study at my house. Mary Weinberg was our very special guest. She shared her collection of lighthouse buttons. She also helped us identify some of our mystery buttons. She came to us from the Polk Box Button Club in Dayton Ohio. I speak for all when I say Thank you for your generosity and knowledge!

Mary also brought a card of buttons depicting windows. So many beautiful buttons!

Roberta modeled a beautiful vintage dress that she found at an auction.  She said it was very dirty but she was able to wash it. Good hunting!

Our first time guest, Peggy, wore a beautiful china calico bracelet that she had made. I don't know how she escaped! We were all lusting!

My granddaughter and I found this treasure at the local thrift store on Tuesday.

This is how it looks now! Score!

We celebrated Morgan's 12th birthday with this decadent chocolate cake!

We also did a lot of crafting!

We kept 3 of our 4 grandchildren overnight while Morgan went to a Justin Bieber concert for her birthday. Grandpa cut down golf clubs for the two boys. Fore!
We kept Amber's two again the next weekend and Grandpa helped Ashtin assemble these pests.

Nice job, Guys!

Addy crowned Grandpa!

And last but not least, I got to see Wicked! Words can not describe! I felt like a little girl, trying to take it all in and not miss anything! My favorite musical! LOVED it!

We had dinner at Oscar's. Yummy! There were nine of us and a gab fest like no other! Good food, great company! Almost late to Wicked?

One of the most wonderful evenings of my life! My nose burns just thinking about it!
These two are the only ones that I could catch in front of the theater. Crystal, who planned the whole thing, and my sister Kathy! Look at those shoes! Thank you! I love you all! Now you understand why I haven't blogged in forever. I have felt like Dorothy in that dang tornado! Happy hunting! ~Robin!