Wednesday, August 22, 2012

He mows...

and mows and mows and mows.  My Dad retired in early 2011.  He was always passionate about mowing his yard but now he mows our yard, too.  It is a big help.  The only challenge is keeping him from mowing when it is wet.  He gets downright depressed when it rains so much he can't get out there on his tractor.  He has been known to mow our grass only 1 hour after the rain stops.

While I know most of the country is under a drought, we've been fortunate to have rain most of the summer.  This keeps him mowing and happy.

Daddy has always mowed some here.  He started cutting the large field on my property years ago.  I asked my Mother if I should hire someone else to do that so I wouldn't take up his time.  He and she ran a business together right beside their home.  "No!" she said.  "It gets him away from the house and shop for awhile."  Years later, when Lenny retired, I knew exactly what she meant.  :-)

For the layout, I did another basketweave.  The last time I did this, I covered up so much of it.  This time I used narrower strips and kept it as more of an anchor in the design.  The main papers are Macho Nacho from Jillibean Soup mixed up with some Basic Grey and MME 6x6 Paper pads.

The scallop sun and other designs are made from Stampin' Up!'s Quintessential Flower stamp.  This coordinates with two scallop punches and several circle punches.  I just used varying shades of yellow inks and cardstock.  To get the yellow flecks, I stamped them on using a dot stamp and yellow paint.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. What a hoot! I love the quintessential flower used as the sun. It's the perfect element. I also love the sunroof on the tractor. Wonder if we could get one of those on ours? :-)

    1. The roof was a gift from us years ago. He says it is the best gift he has ever gotten. :-)

  2. Lisa, love the fun story you shared with us. Your layout is incredible. I miss scrapbooking. I love all the details you put into your layouts.

  3. Love your story and the basket weaving. It creates some great patterned paper combinations!

  4. I love this page Lisa, And your story about your dad mowing, and mowing. I like the basket weaving, it adds a great touch to the picture and story.

  5. This is such a sweet story, and so good that your parents are keeping active :)
    Great layout. That basket weave is awesome, and your sun..I thought it was a purchased embellishment!


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