I used to love the heat of summer...Really, I did. Now I stay inside until dusk and then I take the dogs for a walk. I am already too hot without adding more heat to my poor hot flashed self. One nice thing is the condo where I live has a great pool. Olivia and I have really enjoyed it, especially in the evening.
We have been working on her panda swap. I get such a kick out of her...She loves everything so much that she wants one for herself and her friend Erin too..I gave her the mermaid painting and she declared it "about the cutest thing she has ever seen!" (complete with little girl squeal.) I made a journal out of a composition book and she decided she wanted to make one too and she used one of my mermaid paintings. She loves to write and draw and always carries pencils and paper with her. Here is the journal...
She had a lot of fun digging thru a bag of little doo dads that I save for things to decorate it. Journals are super fun and easy to decorate.
I also am working on a mermaid swap, a birthday quilt and I have been working on this doggie portrait quilt for Jane. It is almost done, just have to put it all together and then it will fly off to Canada. It is for Jane's Daughters birthday. Her room is aqua so I thought this fabric would look good. These were hard little doggies to do... White animals are just the hardest. The little one with his tongue hanging out has passed away and I went off a photo that was before digital camera's. he was a challenge for that reason.
So stay cool and enjoy the outdoors for me...Maybe someday all this menopause nonsense will be over...One can hope.