The time is flying here at English Valley.
Jobs are getting accomplished, lists made and checked. The kids Mike and Amanda came over for a pow wow, dotting the i's and crossing the t's of a million and one items still to do for their wedding. Trying to enjoy this summer in spite of all the things that need our attention. We went to our first carillon concert at the Chicago Botanic Garden on the eve of our anniversary. It was very soothing but not quite as melodic as I expected. Also the songs were mostly unknown to us except Danny Boy and Send in the Clowns. Still a beautiful evening in the garden.
So welcoming and serene. Not the expected outdoor furniture.
These terracotta orbs. Wow! Yes I'd like a half dozen to drop into the garden at home.
I have already remade Amanda's veil after it was attacked by a naughty cat. I also made her headpiece. Elizabeth and I will be working on flowers this week. We are using silks, which are so much nicer today and more realistic than in the past. Photos will follow the big day.
This morning I got the okay from my fashion consultant on my shoes for the wedding. She said, and I quote. "Grandma, those shoes are fashionable, they look like a princess' shoes." So, I have that going for me! Penny has her first loose tooth. It makes me weep. I remember waiting for that tooth to pop out. Have I mentioned lately, that girl is tremendous!
On a serious note, my dear friend Jean is waiting on results of a scan she had last week. Jean has been through hell and back, and I pray for good news. Sending good thoughts and prayers for you Jean. God bless you always.
Thanks for stopping by and for your friendship and kindness.
Enjoy this beautiful day.