Thursday, 30 June 2011

Going Dotty

At the risk of repeating myself - yet another month has gone by, and finishing June's pages means that we are halfway through 2011. June has been very busy as any of my regulars will know, preparing and manning the Open Studio event and at home getting ready for Mr T's garden party on Saturday,  Thank goodness that the forecast is for fine weather, if not sunshine.  Mr T has been working very hard and the preparations are all in hand.  As you may guess from the fuss, this is not something we do very often.  I think the last 'do' we had was for our 25th, but that was a much smaller affair, and - oh my goodness - it was SEVEN years ago! I hope I shall have a few photos to share with you later. Next week I am aiming to visit my Dad and sister on the Isle of Wight for a  couple of days, leaving Mr T and Marvin to look after each other, so I don't suppose I shall have time to squeeze in a post.  I have my next postcard for Postman's Knock more or less ready to post when I get back from the IOW.  The postcards and my calendar have been the mainstay of my creativity this month I am looking forward to getting down to some serious stitching very soon. Meanwhile I will share my pages with you.

Some of my June entries I have filled-in in blocks, sometimes I find it difficult to remember what I did at the beginning of the week! I can look back and find out it was only last week I had my hair cut - seems like ages ago!

For July I have gone a bit dotty - I used one of the paper napkins I have bought for the party as a background. I haven't had much time for embellishments so I can add them later if I am in the mood.
I have been trying to keep up with everyone's posts but I haven't always had time to leave a comment. I'm feeling like a little nap now.  Mr T is watching some cricket, that is ideal to shut your eyes to for five or ten minutes.Goodness knows how I would have coped if I had had to teach until I was 66 or even 68!
Have a good weekend,


Joanna said...

The 'July' pages are fab - I like that you've used a napkin from your forthcoming 'do'. "June' looks great all filled up looks great - what a great way of recording day-to-day activities and it'll be interesting to look back on in years to come.

marigold jam said...

You certainly have been busy - no wonder a nap is called for and why not I say?! As Joanna says that monthly hournal is a great way to look back on things in the future.

Hope the garden party goes off well and that the weather stays dry at least. Hope you will get some time to do some more of your beautiful stitchery soon.

harmony and rosie said...

This whole teaching and pensions business is shambolic, our schools were open thank goodness but our lollipop man is facing the chop now.

Can't believe we are already half way through the year but nevertheless June is looking good in your journal.

Wishing you a successful and dry party and a relaxing break in the IOW.

Menopausalmusing said...

Unbelievable to think it is July tomorrow... this year is disappearing far too fast for my liking. Loving your spotty dotty page....... I wonder who will be next for one of your postcards?......... (she wrote, looking all innocent..... ;O))

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous pages and I hope everything goes well for the garden party and the sun shines for you. I'm glad I'm retired, the thought of working until 68 sends shivers down my spine. Enjoy the IOW xx

PaperPumpkin said...

Your full June is amazing...yes, it went crazy-fast! I love the dots and colors of your July calendar! Happy July to you! ~kathy

Anesha said...

Lovely pages, love the bright July pages!

Jane said...

Hope the weather holds for your party. Have a great time in th IOW - I'm sure Marvin will cope with the resposnibility!

Printed Material said...

You've been running around doing so much recently that you've probably met yourself coming back! I think you're more than entitled to that crafty 40 winks! Lesley

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It's great to read what other people have been up to. I love ceanothus but sometimes plants do have to go! Think I should record the weather in my journal sometimes. Lovely bright pages for July :-)
I'm like you with the heat, sometimes to hot even to sit in the garden!
Anne xx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Hi Jill, hope that you manage to get some time off! Nice dotty July background. Like you, I'm astounded at the swift passage of time - can it really be the seventh month of the year already? x

MulticoloredPieces said...

Greetings from Tunisia! It's got to be cooler where you are! Just happened upon your blog and I really like your textile work and journals/calendars. Great ideas!
best, nadia