Thursday, June 23, 2011

. . . summer is definitely here. . .



. . . & we have the temperatures to prove it (. . .108° F yesterday & it's supposed to "cool" down to 107° today. (Thank you to our weatherman for 'trying' to make us feel cooler!))

Bailey also has his summer haircut. . . which means shorter ears & everything cropped a wee bit shorter. He got his trim last week & he is quite happy to have less fluff for dealing with these warmer days. Here he is on one of his lookout spots. . . on one of the chairs at the edge of my studio, where he can see out a set of sliding glass doors to the backyard . . . (must keep track of the birdies & bunnies!) When it's this hot. . . we make sure we get a good walk started no later than 6 am (before the heat of the sun rising over the mountains hits) . . . & then he rotates his posts from this chair, one in the living room, & sometimes spread out on the wood floor (it's the coolest spot) after he's been outside for a 'business meeting'.

Summer officially started on June 21st (a day I always remember, as it was Mom's birthday), but we can 'feel' summer here around the middle of May. We have been surrounded by some awful wildfires here. . . so we are praying that the monsoons (our summer rains) come soon. . . we need rain so very badly!

I've been keeping busy with several new projects. . . (& you've been keeping me quite busy with the tag sale & pattern. book sale on the website!. . . Thank you!) . . . Just to let you know. . . I've just added two sample quilts for sale (. . . It's amazing what you find when you clean sweep though everything in the closets!). Both are the 'Meadow' quilt, one version done in 30's repro fabrics, & one done in moda's Mistletoe Manor fabric line. You can find them here. Here's a little peek:


Tomorrow, I will be taking Dad to the hospital, where he is having to have some surgery. It's not considered 'major' surgery, but they do have to do general anesthesia, & that gets a bit more worrisome now that he's 83 (. . . or 83½, as he says!).  Hopefully he will get to come home at the end of the day (we go in at 8:30 am) & so I'll be 'nurse' for the next few days. . . (or as I tell him. . . I get to  take care of him & boss him around!) :o)

Hope you are having a sweet start to your summer!

Bren

9 comments:

Sewn With Grace said...

I always love seeing pictures of Bailey! So very cute. I will be praying for your Dad and for rain. We have hit a cold spell here which is unusual for summer. High's of 68 today and tomorrow. Wish I could send some of it your way!

mamabug said...

Thoughts and prayers go out for your dad's successful surgery tomorrow and enjoy your days caring for him. This summer I have proclaimed the summer with my parents. They too are in their 80's and I don't give them as much time as I should during the school year. I've made it to their house 2X's this week...that's better :)

PamKittyMorning said...

Will be thinking about your dad. xo

Louise said...

I hope and pray that your Father's surgery goes well. Bailey looks cute sporting the new "do"...My daughter is also in AZ..and is reporting the high temps. Here we are barely into 70s...Glad your Dad has you for his tender loving care!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Happy Birthday, Bailey! You are such a little cutie. I have a bichon, aren't they just so sweet?! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Auntie Pami said...

Hi Bren, I hope your Father does well. I do enjoy hearing about him and your little one. Bailey just gets cuter every day. I'm hoping for less than triple digits. We'll be coming your way soon.

luvtoquilt said...

Oh, Brenda, my birthday is the same day as your mom's. She has been on my mind lately as I'm working on my "Remember who loves you" quilts for my granddaughters, in remembrance of my mom. (I'm making two of them, one for each). I will email you a picture when they're completed. Your dad will be in my prayers as he undergoes his procedure.

Vicky said...

I hope Dad is doing well. Will keep him in my prayers. Bailey will keep an eye on things! I had a layover in Phoenix yesterday. I couldn't believe how hot it was when they opened the plane doors. Wishing you rain soon!!

suz said...

We'll keep your dad in our prayers. Wish we could send you some of our rain - although I'd rather not have temps over 85, let alone over 100!

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