Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Back To Blogland!

The visit with my parents was finally over yesterday when I waved goodbye to them that morning :o( They arrived last Friday and it was non-stop since! I can definitely tell you one thing...I might only be 39 years old but my 65 year old mother can run me into the ground ;o) We had a wonderful visit. The last time we saw them was in November of last year so it had been quite awhile.

It was like my birthday all over again when Mom produced a cake she had made for DH and I (his birthday is in July). I thought we were all caked out but this cake was special (it had money hidden in it) so it was devoured over the weekend ;o)

My parents bought me some things while they were away in Florida and I was spoiled :o) I never thought I would be a scissor collector but I think it's like an addiction...once you've got it, the need just won't go away. I was lucky enough that Mom and Dad were able to pick up not one, but TWO pairs of Ginghers for me; Mia and Charlene :o) Now I have SEVEN pairs! Aren't they beautiful -


From the top, clockwise are Sarah, Criss, Ashley, Roberta, Charlene, Alyssa and Mia.

And you can't have scissors without a flower frog now can you? This is a new baby that I bought last year -


Mom and I collect Cornflower glassware and an antique friend of mine had found two of them. So I bought one for Mom and killed two birds with one stone (not literally) and got the other one for me. If my Gingher collection keeps growing, I'll have to get another one or steal Mom's back from her. LOL!

On Friday night it was so hot that we all piled in the car and went for fish and clams. It was my first clams of the year and it was yummy :oP

The next day we decided to drive to Shelburne for a tour. DH and I had never been there before so it was a new experience for us all. The weather was beautiful and HOT! At one point I just walked into the water to cool off. Oh, one of the many joys of owning Crocs :o) I won't overload this post with photos so look out for Monday's Photographic Memories for pictures of our adventures.

On Sunday we stayed close to home as it was a bit of a lazy day. We got down to Port Medway and enjoyed another gorgeous day. I do have some interesting photos to show you though -


Would you believe that was a school of fish in the water? Not photo fantastic but I was surprised that my camera would pick them up. I also experimented with a jellyfish that was swimming around the pier -


Unfortunately the water was that dirty :o(

As we were leaving, we stopped in at a flea market. I was able to find 'the' perfect jar for my sea glass and it was only two dollars! Isn't it pretty now -


Monday, Mom and I went to the beach in search of glass. I practically had to drag her home! LOL! Dad helped DH out in the garage and it looks great. Late in the afternoon we headed to Mahone Bay and walked through some of the shops there. Shortly after six, we arrived at the gallery that sells my photos as she was having a grand opening :o) I was impressed at how many people showed up while we were there and now, hopefully, the tourist will start coming and buy my pictures! Unfortunately the season doesn't look good but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

There are more things that I want to show you but you'll just have to wait ;o) I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I'm almost caught up on my emails but I do have some Blog reading to do so bare with me! This old gal is tired out. LOL!


Parsley said...

What great fun with family. The scissors are so colorful and fun.

Hey...I just noticed your creme egg counter. No FAIR! I don't have any around to compete! Just wait until next Easter. I'll buy hundreds! LOL

Irene said...

I LOVE your scissor frog ! Sounds like a very nice visit.

Ranae said...

The Ginghers are so pretty in your gorgeous frog.
Those fishes looked like worms to me, lol
Sounds like you had a great time with your parents.

Annie said...

Looks like it was a great family visit. Your scissors look so nice arrayed in a circle and then stored in the frog.

I hope you didn't mean you ate the money in the cake! ;-)

Denise said...

Glad to hear you are back!

Can't wait to see your pics!

Your Mom blogs! How incredibly cool.

Sounds like you had fun.

Smiles - Denise

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Welcome home, Cathey! I love your scissors! Although those ginghers aren't my favorite to work with (I like a bit of a finer point) I can't help but buy them. Yours look awesome in your frog!

Love the pic of the jelly fish -- even though the water is yucky, the jelly fish looks beautiful in all its pink, stinging, glory!

Great sea glass collection you have and it looks great in the jar. Sea glass is getting so much harder to find now that the world is so much more environmentally conscious (which is a good thing)!

valerie said...

Glad to hear you had a nice visit with your folks! Love your scissor frog and your sea glass jar!

You take wonderful photos...the jellyfish one is awesome! :) Good luck with sales at the gallery!

CathE said...

Sounds like you've had a wonderful time.

Rachel S said...

Great post! The fish picture is cool! I thought it was fishing line or fish hooks. Looks great!

Love the scissors and the frog.

Gen said...

What a great time you seem to have had with your parents! :)

How funny, I was a great collector of sea glass from kid to "old teen", then I stopped when I stopped going to te sea shore every summer... my grandfather had even made a lamp with a jar full of "my" sea glass. lol

Your scissors are beautiful!

April Mechelle said...

Glad you had a great time with your parents! I love the scissors and Frog.

Daffycat said...

What a great visit with your parents! I LOVE your scissor frog and your scissors look gorgeous in it!

Oh my, I thought those were worms at first ~ that is a fantastic lot of fish!

Patty C. said...

I don't have Ginghers yet but I hear they are addicting. I'm glad you enjoyed the visit :)

I LOVE YOUR FROG !!!!!!!!@!

Take Care

Olenka's Stitches said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful visit with your family.
You've got a pretty collection of Ginghers, love them too. Charlene is my favorite so far.
Your fish and jellyfish pictures are fabulous! You are a great photographer!

Jane said...

Sounds like you had some lovely days from your Mum & Dad's visit. Your collection of scissors are lovely, I don't possess a single pair and not sure where I'd find them here in England but I shall definitely be on the look-out when we come out to the States later on in the year. Now why don't my birthday cakes have that extra surprise inside them - need to have a word with DH!!! xxx

Alberta said...

I can almost hear the sound of the waves hitting the beach! Thanks for the virtual vacation! Love the scissors and the colourful jar of sea glass.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a grand time with your parents. Your photos are neat. I hope your photos get sold soon.

Thank you for stopping by my blog for the contest. I am sorry you didn't win this time. Please stop by on Monday as I will be having another contest. Hugs!

Carol said...

I'm so glad you had such a great time with your partents, Cathey. You are lucky to have such an engergetic mom and dad!!

What a wonderful collection of Ginghers you have--just beautiful colors. What is your favorite? They look great in your flower frog, too.

I hope the tourist season improves and brings buyers into the gallery for your great photos :)

Cindy said...

Sounds like you had an awesome time! Love the flower frog, and the sea glass jar. I think that I would become obsessed if I lived somewhere close enough to go looking for that pretty sea glass :)

Deborah said...

I understand the addiction to scissors. I have it as well. Love your frog

Brigitte said...

That's a nice scissor collection already. Aren't mothers very thoughtful people? I'm sure that if I could get hold of all those beautiful scissors more easily I'd be a collector as well.

♥ Nia said...

(late on my blog reading too!)

Glad to know that you had so much fun with your family :)
You have a great (and big!) collection of scissors!
And the sea grass jar? Perfect!
More buyers will come to the gallery!! I wish you success for your photos :D