Thursday, August 25, 2011

Of Hail, Colors and… my favorite subject

I will start out with my favorite subject, London. This is another Shameless Granny picture-sharing moment.  The pix are from Tuesday, when London (DGD) was over to hang out for the day.

We discovered that London loved watermelon.  When she saw one on the kitchen counter, she cried “WawaMELon!!” and jumped up and down.  She was NOT happy that she had to wait until after her nap in the afternoon, but thank goodness it’s easy to distract an almost-two year old.  (She will be two on August 31).

The only pic I snapped BEFORE I realized she needed a bib!

London eats watermelon like a Big Girl

Looking and laughing at Grandpa (PAPA)

“Papa" eats watermelon too!
“Dammy" never touches the stuff...

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The picture below was taken a few days ago.  We were having a perfectly beautiful, hot day and my fabulous rose bush was blooming its brains out again.  And then the hail struck and ruined it all. Sometimes Mother Nature can be a b****.

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And finally, I thought I’d share with you Pantone’s predicted hot colors for Fall 2011.  For the most part, I really like the pallette.  The bamboo could go, IMHO.  And why is Quarry in there? I get the icy blender Orchid Hush (sort of),  but Quarry?  Just asking….  Pantone says

                      Orchid Hush, a unique tone of gray with complex orchid 
                      undertones, blends well with any other color in the palette. 
                      Quarry, a reliable medium gray, remains, as always, 
                      a practical, dependable staple.

Is Quarry a “staple” in your wardrobe? Tell me what you think about these colors!  And if you would like to visit Pantone’s site, you can visit it here.

And now, back to the sweat shop making purses!

Cathy maroon


Suztats said...

Well, I think I could do without bamboo,orchid hush, and quarry, which to my eyes looks more like a blue-grey than a medium grey. But maybe that's just me?
London is just adorable!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Aren't grandkids the BEST! I love when others share their grandkids. It means those kids really have someone special in their life. Sorry you got hail too. As for Pantone colors...I love all colors whether "in" or "out". Take care, Connie

Gerry Krueger said...

It's the orchid that makes the quarry look out of sorts... Did a little photo editing and when the orchid blush is out you can see there is a harmony of value with all the rest.... even quarry... IMHO... and of course I always have an opinion... Hugs

Wendy said...

London is so beautiful! Too bad about your rosebush as it was so stunning!

Carol said...

Dammy, huh! When my 16 YO grandson called me Bamma it stuck forever. That was OK with me, because I was reluctant to accept being called Grandma when I was 44 ~lol~ Now I am always Bamma, Bammy or Bam.

Such sweet pics. Your GD is absolutely beautiful.

I like the color pallet and Gerry, of course, is totally right.

Have a great weekend.

Gina E. said...

Cute little girl! I love all the colours in that palette - even quarry!

Debbie said...

Cathy, London is a very precious little girl, your lucky to have her and of course she is also lucky to have you in her life..Debbie (Maine)

Allison Ann Aller said...

I love "Papa's" Blues Brothers Tshirt!

Cat said...

Great pics of London, cute cute cute! Dammy, she's cute! Love that!

:( about the hail, we didn't get any up north here, but we had some storms roll over like trains a week ago. This has been a terrific weekend.

Smiles to you!

FredaB said...

London is getting cuter by the minute and boy do those minutes fly by.

Grandpa looks like he is having as good a time as she is.

Don't "sweat" too much in that shop.



grbev said...

OK. Enough boho bag making. Where are you, sweet friend. Let us know if you sold any of your bags. Inquiring minds want to know.

Hugs, Bev

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Cathy. London is soooooooooooooooooooo very sweet looking and such a happy little girl eating her watermelon. vbg It looks like Bruce is enjoying his too. Isn't just fantastic being a grandma?? I am loving it too. Hugs Judy