Stories at last (with thanks to all for the birthday wishes in the comments)

June 14, 2021 – Only 4 stitches

Most of the pictures we get from our daughters show the grandkids having a grand time …

Some don’t …

But that’s life, right? And this Remember cloth is, at least at times, true to that.

Likewise, there’s this …

June 15, 2021 – Drawing a blank

a memory of a day spent washing windows and swimming in Meg’s pool.

Then there are the happy days …

June 16, 2021 – Gifted

memorable for the joy that is Deb Lacativa

Last, but not least, our shared Birthday Season, as our birthdays fall one day apart …

June 17, 2021 – Yet another pot

a gift to self for Don’s birthday, found at the Assemblage Contemporary Craftsman Gallery

and a gift to me …

June 18, 2021 – Not button candy

a new assemblage made by Don to commemorate my 65th …

Lazy days of summer

June 8, 2021 – Artichoke leaf on buttery yellow
June 9, 2021 – The jewel in Princess P’s crown

School’s out, so we get to see Griffin when we head up to Austin during the day …

Having heard about Parker’s newfound appreciation for artichokes, G asked when he might get a taste.

“Someday soon, buddy … someday soon,” was our reply.

It’ll be fun to see Parker coach him through the proper technique for eating those butter-dipped leaves of goodness. But having rescheduled our day with P, it wasn’t to be this time around; G had a prior engagement with a former classmate. So we just picked up P on Wednesday, which happened to be face-painting day …

“That looks like a patch,” was my first thought. Sure enough, two days later a wild bit of Deb’s cloth called out to be included. A good call, I’d say.

And, as always, our time together with P was well-spent …

including an inventive solution to missing puzzle pieces. Elsa never looked so good.