What I loved in July – In Photographs

July was great month, but a full month.  It was a whirlwind of wedding, fourth of July fun and summer days with kids –  swimming lessons, crafting, and reading. I have enjoyed it but I am hoping for some relaxing days a head. Here are some of my favorite photos in July.

4th of July

We had a pretty lazy 4th of July weekend, but did spend a healthy amount of time celebrating with sparklers.

Wedding Day

My sister got married!  And it was a family affair – my other sister and I were a matrons of honor, my son the ringbearer and my oldest daughter a flower girl.  Being in the wedding meant I didn’t take as many photos as I wanted, but this is one of my favorites of the day.

Sea Shell Collecting Bag

I took this photo of my Seashell Bag in our sandbox and loved how it came out. I also love that right outside the frame is a huge pile of shovels, dumptrucks and sand toys. 🙂

Crafting

It has been a hot month.  So, the kids and I have spent a number of afternoons inside.  We have been coloring, playdoughing, making paper popsicles, and painting rocks….what better way to spend a sweltering afternoon?

Dyeing Fabric

I was brave and dyed fabric with my kids.  It went better than expected.  This is my favorite photo….two sisters, hard at work!

Art Quilting

After taking a summer break from my art quilting group due to too many obligations, I have been working on a mini quilt for our next meeting.  Another fire quilt in progress – with stenciled fire and gold foil flames!  I didn’t realize how much I missed playing around with art quilting until I started planning this one.

Arthur Scraps the Cat

We treat our cats like royalty around here….we really do!