Sunday, August 26, 2012

Summers End

coffee and english muffin in the dinning room

summer evening walks have been
 a highlight for me this 
year

see what I mean?

new crocs



I felt so happy when I went on a day trip with
my girlfriends and guess what?
road a bike for the first time in 6 years!
it was just a tandem bike, so I had
a lot of help, but it still counts and
I am really proud!
Everyone on the trail got a peep show
because I was wearing a dress--oops!
We laughed until it hurt!


sweet surprises along the bike path 
included a cute rest stop
and...
Lucy!!! The mini horse! I kept following
her and she was walking away from me;)

best berry pie I have ever had,
seriously,
the best.

this is a spoonmaker's studio,
I bought an Ash spoon to use for 
soups and sauces.

um, ya. this happened. i'm that person.

took 3 hours to help madelynn clean out her room--found
these pants-we are both guessing it
was during her identity crisis her early
teen years...ya think?

this sweetheart and I have been outside
reading and reflecting.


and I've been working on more freehand
embroidery pieces, not bad, huh?!


I was in KC, Missouri for a few days, and I thought I'd get a post done before I left, but I guess it didn't happen. Sorry to leave you hanging for a while. I'll share about my time there in a few days. It was a good good trip, and the last one of the summer. I miss you guys, I hope you are doing well. 
I really want to keep practicing my embroidery, and thought about making them for anyone that wants one! Please leave a comment if you'd like me to make you one. Just tell me your favorite colors and your favorite word.

Posts I  have promised:
-baby robins photos
-adults children of divorced parents
-zoo photos

34 comments:

aimk said...

Psst ill take one, you know my word!!! Hope turquoise??

aimk said...

Psst ill take one, you know my word!!! Hope turquoise??

aimk said...

Welcome home, missed you too, great pics beauty!

Natalie said...

A mini horse! How adorable! =D

Elisha said...

A tandem in a dress?! You are brave!!
Gorgeous. Summer looks good. (:
xo.

Lora said...

love those vintage sunglasses! :)
i'd LOVE an embroidered word. i'd rather you just pray and ask God for one for me! :) colors/fabric? anything vintagey - 70s... mustard gold, avocado green...
thanks, gina!
glad you've had such a nice summer!
lora

Nicole said...

Looks like a lot of fun!! I like the color pink and hope!

lindsay said...

LOVE the new banner! our summer is finallllly cooling down, i can't wait to get in some evening walks when the husband is home c:

Autumn said...

The mini horse is so adorable...I would have been chasing after him too!

I would have been too embarrassed to ride a bike with a skirt haha. You are brave!

Kate said...

Tandem bikerides! How much fun :) Looks like you all had such a great time... and definitely enjoying what we have left of summer!

Kelly said...

tandem bikes are my favorite. the men in my life are too cool for them. it makes me sad. but seeing you on one fills my heart with joy.
xxO

vintage grey said...

Such adorable photos, and you know I just love your glasses. Riding a bike looks like fun. I haven't been on one for quite some time. Oh, I would love one of you sweet embroideries! So sweet of you Gina! A favorite word..vintage..colors grey, greens, pinks, reds.. So glad your summer was wonderful! xo Heather

Mary said...

glad to catch up on your life, sweetie!
you're really coming along on that embroidery...looks amazing!
and oh my goodness...you are the cutest thing in those glasses!
xoxo

Krista said...

I love your embroidery! I admire an artistic talent like that :) I think "faith" is one of the best words and can be applied to so many areas of your life. Keep up the good work!

Rissi said...

I cannot believe summer is nearly over but... I am so ready for autumn. :-)

Cute pics.

Vic said...

looks like a blissful summer my friend.....loving the embroidery, i'd like to start crafting:)

Stephanie said...

Looks like a pretty great end to the summer! We've been soaking up the last few days here as well, although I can see the start of fall all around me. : )

I hope you had a great time on your trip...I kept saying a prayer for you whenever I'd see your Instagram photos...I hope you were feeling well and had lots of energy to visit with your family!

Stephanie said...

PS...I'd love an embroidery word...we love reds and golds. Maybe "love". : )

Daisy said...

Looks like such a lovely time! Love the bike riding outfit :)

And like always, you are gorgeous in all your pictures!

Michelle said...

Love all of your pictures, as usual :) I'm still cracking up over that picture of Nells in the bandana. Toooo cute! So glad you've had such a great summer!

Liza said...

Love that picture of you sitting on the steps of the church. What a beautiful old church.

Thanks so much for offering to make one of your embroidery pieces for Evelyn's room! It's very sweet of you. I love the word "Beloved" and her room is in browns and pinks.

I hope you are doing well friend!

Liv Lundelius said...

I like the embroidery! The bike looks fun. I feel the end of summer is near here too, and I am somehow excited for the next season this year.
Probably because I am skipping winter and will move from Autumn right into Spring. Yay!

his little lady said...

that little chapel is way too adorable! and what perfect images! that tree is HUGE!
xo TJ

Pretty lady said...

The embroidery is gorgeous!

Lydia Criss Mays said...

Nells makes me realize it really is the dog days of summer. ;)

Happy seeing beautiful!

Tamera Beardsley said...

Gina you have such a gift for sharing your life and travels...i always feel so transported!

Suze said...

I love the free-hand embroidery you've been instagramming! I pinned this a while back, but thought of you when you posted the free-hand: http://pinterest.com/pin/225391156320579276/ . I haven't been patient/still enough this summer to start one. Maybe in the coming months :)

Caitlin C. said...

I am loving evening walks as well!!! It's been the perfect weather lately. And I love the embroidery you've been doing. I've always wanted to start doing this but it looks too complicated!

Jean said...

that mini horse.... i would be doing the same, too. i love animals <3

i am loving your free hand embroidery pieces. i keep saying this, but i need to craft more...

chambanachik said...

I've missed your posts! :) That pie shop looks too sweet. Love it.

And your embroidery is gorgeous! I'm loving everything you post.

Magical Day Dream said...

Love that bike! I bike all the time, The Netherlands is full of bikes! I gave my boyfriend a tandem bike for his birthday a few weeks back. But the one where you sit behind each other not next to. It was great! I brought him an early morning surprise ukulele birthday song serenade, told him to close his eyes, and brought out the bike. He couldn't believe his eyes haha ;)

Laura Nelson said...

Love what you are embroidering! :D
xoxo

Grace said...

how fun! looks like you had a lovely summertime. ;)

xoxo,
Grace
postscript :: I LOVE LOVE LOVE the your new design. ;)

Desiree said...

i would LOVE and cherish one of your creations.. let me know if youre still doing these. <3