Saturday, August 4, 2012

Happy weekend

 Daughter was invited to her work ball the other night and the theme for the evening, was the Queen's Jubilee.
She made herself the pretty pink gown that she wore on the night.

Life is good here and hope that you are having a great weekend where you are.

We are enjoying watching the Olympic games and are amazed at the athleticism of each person that participates and all the training time and stamina, that each individual must have put in, for them to get to where they are.   
The only drawback is with the time difference it means some of the races are taking place way past our bedtime, but how easy it is to sit and watch one more race or event.
Congratulations to all those that are taking part.

I wonder if you have been watching the Olympic games?

Have a fun and special weekend


  1. Your daughter is so beautiful and it is a lovely dress. In this family my husband looks at OS.
    Happy weekend to you Carolyn

  2. Dearest Carolyn
    How beautiful your daughter and the dress
    she made♡♡♡ Dhe must have been a queen at the ball.
    Oh my husband I are enjoying Olympics and have the same feeling for the time differences,haha.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  3. Hi Carolyn!
    Your daughter is stunning,Lovely dress! I must start watching the games this week as I was away for the first bit:) I hope you are having a lovely weekend!
    ~Anne xx

  4. What a wonderful dress your beautiful daughter made herself-I wish her a happy evening wearing it.
    I`m not much of a sport fan,dear Carolyn, so also here it is mostly my husbond watching the OG.

  5. She must have been 'Belle of the Ball' a beautiful girl in a beautiful dress!
    How lovely she made it herself - that takes me back to when I was young and could whip up a dress to wear to a ball too!

    Oh yes Carolyn - I was up until 1:30 this morning, waiting to see Mahe Drysdale win gold - a proud moment for all New Zealanders!

    Go the Kiwis

  6. Hi Carolyn!
    Your daughter must be proud of her work. She looks amazing in her handmade gown.
    I also enjoy a lot watching the Olympic games when I have a moment. Our French Athletes are doing very well this year and lots of other very talented athletes to watch!
    Here, all is fine. I am busy making Renaissance costumes and also in the middle of knitting a tank top with my Martha stewart knitting loom (that's a kit so we can build lots of different looms).
    The weather is playing yoyo. Today, it is sunny and I am glad I chose today to put clothes outside to dry! Yesterday, we had a few showers in the afternoon.
    Next week, Malko will go to his parents'secondary home to help his dad making a new bathroom.
    Lots of hugs to you, your daughter and your beloved husband.

  7. Your daughter looks amazing. Oh what it is to be young.
    I have loved the Olympics as well.


    Your daughter is stunningly beautiful and she made her gown???? And how I would love to attend a ball.....

    I know what you are saying about the Olympics; it is so easy to stay up too late! No wonder I have been sleepy lately!! Have a marvelous day, Anita

  9. Your daughter is so beautiful!
    And what an amazing gown!


  10. She looks pretty in the pink dress!
    And yes, I too have been following India's progress in the Olympics. Its really fascinating to see such a huge contingent of sportsmen all at one place!!
    Wish you a wonderful weekend Carolyn:)

  11. Hi Carolyn,

    Your daughter is lovely and her dress is perfect :) Sewing is something people don't do much anymore so I was impressed when I you mentioned she made the dress! Wow!

    I hope she has a wonderful time at here event!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Your daughter's dress is very pretty. She did a lovely job. I am watching some of the Olympics. We are getting 6 channels of it from our Orbit Showtime Network but sometimes there are Arabic commentators and for me that is aggravating. Have a wonderful week. Tammy

  13. Dearest Carolyn,

    You have a talented daughter!
    Glad that things are well on your end. No, we have not had time to watch the Olympics, rarely watch TV. Pieter is writing his memoirs and I am scanning old(er) photos to make them all digital. Besides the garden, home, laundry, social life. There is hardly time left!
    Hugs to you,

  14. Your daughter is beautiful and talented ... clearly she gets that from her mother!

    Yes, we too have been up late many nights due to the Olympics but how can you not watch?!

    Have a great weekend~

  15. She looks amazing !! from me...enjoy the olympics

  16. Hope you are having a delightful week-end!
    Your pretty daughter looks lovely in her creation. Absolutely beautiful!

    I've watched the games off and on late at night. Has been fun.

    I will be a happy camper if I get my office organized today.
    God bless,

  17. Dear Carolyn
    Your daughter is so sweet!
    Thank you for the nice comment on my blog.
    I wish you also a happy weekend.
    Love and hugs Yvonne

  18. My husband is watching the Olympics - he was an athlete growing up, so is enjoying them. Your daughter is so pretty, Carolyn. That is so special that she made the dress herself. My mom used to sew too, and could make just about anything. Please tell her to keep sewing - it is such a talent.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  19. Oh my gosh--Your daughter is gorgeous!!!! I hope you're enjoying the Olympics!!!

  20. Fabulous indeed. Your daughter is very lovely.................We are enjoying the Olympics as well.
    Much Love

    Thanks for your kind visits always.

  21. Your daughter looks lovely in that dress, she's a very talented seamstress too!

    I've not been watching the Olympics...

  22. She's gorgeous, Carolyn! And that dress is just lovely. Glad to hear you're doing well. The Olympics have been so entertaining, haven't they? xoxo

  23. You have a beautiful daughter. What a great dress, such a wonderful colour.
    We are watching the Olympics all the time. We already have several medals woohoo.
    Have a great day.

  24. It's a beautiful gown!

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

  25. Your daughter's dress turned out great! She looks beautiful. Hope she had a good time.
    Glad you are enjoying the Olympic's Carolyn!
    We haven't been watching. My mom is not doing well she tryed some medicine that was a BIG mistake.

    Hugs to you, friend!

  26. Dear Carolyn,
    your daughter is such a wonderful young lady! And the dress she made is geargeous!
    You can be so proud :O)
    have a lovely week,
    sending love and hugs,

  27. Hi Caroly,
    your daughter is so sweet, wonderful dress... I don't saw very much of the games, but my parents in law are great watchers so we are always up to date. Furthermore much fun with the games and a good time.
    xo, Bine

  28. She looks gorgeous Carolyn ... what a clever girl ... You must be very proud of her. xx

  29. Oh how lovely is your daughter...and what a fun way to celebrate.
    Oh yes..we have been watching all the Olympics...and loving every minute.
    Have a wonderful new week my friend. xoxo

  30. Your daughter is very beautiful!!!
    And such a lovely dress she made, she's really skillful too! :D



  31. what a lovely dress and beautiful daughter!

  32. Your daughter is gorgeous and love the dress. So few now sew their own being one of them but when I was a kid I did it often.
    I have tried to catch as much of the Olympics too and there are spoiler alerts everywhere but it's still exciting to watch even when you know the winners.


  33. HELLO THERE MY DEAR! I wanted to come to thank you for stopping by today; my guest comes on Wednesday so I thought I would sneak in some visits before then!!!! HAPPY DAY MY SWEET! Anita

  34. your daughter is sooo pretty... I love to watch Olympic games too even if our (Polish) athletes are not very good. We don't winn unfortunately lots of medals until now.

  35. Hello, Carolyn,

    So happy to hear that life is good. Your daughter's dress is fabulous!

    I am catching some of the Olympics, highlights mostly but enjoying them very much. This certainly would have been the year to live in London, wouldn't it?

    Two of D's nephews from Chile attended some of the events in London and just loved it.

    Wishing you a great rest of the week!


  36. Your daughter looks fantastic,very nice!EnJOY August, my dear friend,her is very warm and humid !


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