Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sweet Summertime

The weather in Maryland  was awful yesterday.   It rained all day and the evening brought us tornado warnings.  It got pitch black outside and the wind was extremely strong and made a loud noise that I have never heard before.  I headed down to the basement with my dog and son.  Fortunately there was no tornado, but there was some sort of explosion down the street from me.  It appears as though high winds hit some power lines and caused the transformer to explode. Fortunate for me that I am on a different transformer, but my lights keep flickering.   I sure hope I don't lose my electricity.
I again apologize for my absence in visiting your blogs.  My daughter was rushed to the hospital very early Saturday morning and my whole little stressful life has become even more stressful. My day will be spent with her and I pray that she recovers. 

I had managed the other day to finish up a layout using the April kit from Artful Delight and wanted to share it with you.
Nothing better then those sweet days of summertime long ago.  The picture is my son (in red) and two nephews enjoying their popsicles.
Here are a few closeups:
I got a little adventurous and did a little paint splatter with the Jenni Bowlin acrylic paint dabber that came in the kit!!  This is a first for me.
I hope to have some free time tonight to pay you all a visit.
Please keep my daughter in your prayers.


Unknown said...

This is absolutely adorable!!! So full of colour!!! The little ones are so cute too!!! Excellent work!!!

Jocelyn said...

I know what you mean with the was so scary!!!! We had such horrible winds....kept the electricity....but we too were huddled in the basement!!

I am so sorry to hear about your daughter!!! I will hold her close to my heart and and keep constant prayers going!!!

This LO is stunning...I had to go back and keep looking at the pics....the details are amazing!!!! Love the paint splatters!!!

Hang in there girlie!!!! You have had such a tough time!!!

Dawnll said...

Oh my goodness sweetie you have had some challenges.
I am sending lots of positive thoughts for your daughter- hope it isn't to serious. As a mother I can take anything but my children being hurt.

Glad you found some time to relax with crafting- your project is wonderful and that kit looks so yummy.
Take care
blessings Dawn ll

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhh that weather sounds scary! And sorry to hear about your DD!! I will keep her in my prayers! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the lo! I love love love the bright cheery colors and loveeeeee the banner! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Susan said...

Hi Debbie - Keeping your daughter in my prayers. I hope its nothing TOO serious and that she recovers quickly.

patti west said...

hi Debbie, I adore your lo and the sweet old photo!! :) Will include your dd in my prayers. Hope she recovers quickly!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Prayers going up now for your sweet daughter. I know she is very special .. and with her health history. Keep us updated. Love your page ... but with all the bad news over tornadoes and wilfires, it makes our scrappy stuff kind of take a backseat, doesn't it? Hugs! Be sure and take care of you!

Julia said...

Hi Debbie, I so love looking at your wonderful pages even if I don't get to comment every time. Your work is always so inspirational.
I hope your daughter recovers soon and it is not to serious. Keeping you in my thoughts.
Take care. Hugs x

Cindy Gay said...

Sweet photo and layout. Love summer! Hope you're daughter is getting better.

Angi Barrs said...

Sending hugs and prayers your way. Hope your daughter gets well soon. :)
Love those popsicle pictures. Reminds me of when I was a little girl. Adorable layout. :)

Maria Elena said...

OMG... what a fantastic LO Debbie ! Great details.
Thanks for commenting my blog !
Have a great Monday ;-)
~Maria Elena~

BabyBokChoy said...

This is such an adorable layout, seriously I love love love how you used this line!!!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

I loved your blog everything here is very beautiful and your work is an inspiration!! Have a wonderful week.
I´m folower now !!
Hugs from Brazil

Mel said...

OMG Deb, I so hope your daughter will be okay, I will pray that she is okay. Take care and I can only imagine what I would be like with Nate but know I am thinking about you both. Love the layout by the way. Melxx