Friday, May 3, 2013

US Diary 12: Some Sunny Days in April

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Week 12. Still impressed by the road trip from the week before, we were restless for another drive. So, off to Delaware Water Gap we went, on a Sunday morning. I do miss hiking.

Rain and winds stripped away all the blossoms on the trees in the backyard. The backyard was unbelievably pretty, while the blossoms lasted. (Not long enough, in my opinion.)

Week 12 saw a couple of beautiful sunny days. After completing my second dress, I set off on my new goal of re-creating the jewelry from my Etsy shop. I 'demolished' just about every piece; I was extremely happy doing that. Taking them apart was like smashing glass -- things are not going to be the same as before. (I can't wait to show you!)

With my new-found crafting motivation seeing me spend hours at the desk, I was kindly accompanied by my silent companion. He was happy to share the room with me. Fluffy is the best: no jumping, no crying for attention -- just sitting by my side, saying the few approving 'weow's as I scratch his fluffy head, and purring himself to sleep.

Week 12 also saw The Hubs turning a year wiser. We celebrated with our first backyard barbecue, which was quite impressive for us amateurs.

Note: Our year in the US began on a Friday. 12 Fridays have since passed, oh my.


  1. So many beautiful photos! Your BBQ looks delicious:)

  2. I don't think I'd have the courage to take something apart what I've created. That said, I am really curious about what you'll create next!

    P.S.: Love your backyard view!!

  3. I'm glad to see you enjoying your life in the US... to see you crafting, enjoying road trips, good food, beautiful sceneries and... your adorable furry babies!!! Fluffy is SOOOO sweet... the perfect companion for crafty days! Gorgeous photos, Juanita! :)

  4. Lovely to see that you're enjoying yourself so much! Fluffy is a great companion to have. I like non-needy pets too :D
    Time does fly so quickly doesn't it? :(

  5. aww! I love photos of America - keep em coming!! :) xxx

  6. That first photo is so beautiful Juanita! Glad you two are enjoying your sightseeing. Well done on your beading marathon too! The turquoise colours are lovely. Thank you for your lovely comment last week. Had an eye specialist appointment this morning and some more disappointing and surprising news to digest this week. But keep on keeping on huh!? xx


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