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What a wonderful time my oldest daughter and I had visiting our cousins in Austin, Texas, my birthplace.

We had  lots of fun acting like tourists and taking many pictures at different locations.

Downtown Austin is filled with unique and interesting places.  We came across  the Bat Bar.

For those that have never been to Austin, there are thousands of bats that live under the Congress Bridge and come out in the evenings to amaze many tourists.

bat bar

We  also walked to the State Capitol.  It’s such a beautiful building.

capitol

On my list of things to see was the old Briskill Hotel,  it’s been around since 1886.

briskill hotel

San Antonio was our next stop. The river walk was crowded with tourists like us. The water looked so refreshing on this hot, humid day.  It’s beautiful with all the sidewalk cafes and the boats that cruise the river.

san antonio river walk

Before we went to the river walk we visited the San Antonio Mexican Market square, which I love because it reminds me of Mexico.  While there, we had lunch at the famous and popular restaurant, Mi Tierra.  This is the most colorful and vibrant restaurant I have ever been to.  With Mariachis singing and the beautiful decorations hanging from the ceiling and walls you feel like its one big party, plus the food is delicious!

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We also had the pleasure of visiting The Magnolia Market and Square in Waco.  This was on my daughter’s and my bucket list. What a thrill to be there to see the huge silos and the gardens, plus the shops.

Here we are with our cousins that so graciously took us to visit these places.  We are so appreciative of their kindness and Texas hospitality.

cousins

There was so much more, but I don’t like to write long blogs. But this is one vacation that I won’t forget!💜❤️💜❤️

P.S. If you ever get an opportunity you should visit Texas, there is so much to see and so much history.

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butterfly

I like to pretend that this butterfly comes every year to visit me.  It seems that I always just see one butterfly in the summer.  There are never two or three, just this one that floats from  flower to flower.

In any case I usually chase it around my garden until I get a good picture of it.

There is a small white butterfly that comes to visit me,  but it moves too quickly for me to capture it with my phone camera.

butterfly on yellow flower

 

P.S. Just got back from Texas.  I will share on my blog some of the sites I visited next time.❤️💜❤️💜

 


vinca flowers

My barrel of  Vinca plants are my go to flowers for the summer.  They are so easy to take care of.

Just water and they bloom all summer long.  I also love that they come in so many different colors.❤️💜❤️💜

 


Once again I have been missing from blogland because of life and because I just felt like I had nothing to blog about.

My flowers are florishing.  Weeds have taken much of my time and sewing has taken a back seat.

I did finish an apron for one of my nieces, who specifically asked for an apron with a kitchen towel in the body of the apron so she could wipe her hands while cooking, plus she wanted fabric with chili peppers on it.

brandee apron

Now I’m working on an order for 8 utility aprons, which need to be done by the 15th of June.

utility apron

The aprons are made from recycled jeans which means I get to use those jeans that I have saved for years.  It’s so satisfying to finally make use of them.

Hopefully I’ll have more time for my blog now that it’s summer.

❤️💜❤️💜


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We were at a function not too long ago and this was our view. The foothills looked  so magical.❤️💜💜❤️


Just recently my niece/dear friend asked if I was interested in being one of the vendors at her tea luncheon.

Of course I said yes because first of all, I have never been to a tea luncheon and I also needed to put my crafts out there for people to see.

Knowing that I would need help I recruited my granddaughter to assist me.

my craft table

This was a dressy event with the option of wearing a hat and many women did wear lovely hats, but because my head is just not made for that a particular accessory I didn’t wear one.

This is my dear friend wearing her hat, pictured with her lovely daughter.

gloria and brandy

The theme was Around the World in 80 Days, so the tables were decorated with different country themes.

I loved this table setting because the colors were so bright and cheerful which is what Italy is all about for me.  This was done by another niece of ours.

italian setting

The red, white and blue American setting was another favorite of mine and my granddaughter and I were invited to sit and enjoy our tea by my niece/dear friend. who decorated the table.

usa setting

A little extra pizzazz was added to the back of the chairs.

chair decor

Another visual treat was the napkin shaped into a rose.
paper rose napkin

Not only were we treated to a lovely luncheon, but we also enjoyed a fashion show with some great outfits modeled by the ladies of the Sunnyside Ministry.

fashion show

I can’t believe they do this event every year because it involves a lot of planning and hard work.  I watched my dear friend being pulled from all sides for help during the luncheon.

Thank you Gloria, you did such a wonderful job along with the other Sunnyside Ministry Ladies.💜❤️❤️💜

 

PS I was quite pleased with the sale of my crafts.


rose at night

My rose at night.❤️💜❤️💜



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