|My niece and nephew|
|My brother and niece. |
In case you are wondering that thing around his neck
is call a "water weenie". It's a big piece of tubing that
you can fill with water and it has a nozzle on the end so
you can squirt people.
|Yes, that is actually three grown adults playing with a water balloon|
slingshot. Belief it or not, my mother was standing against the
house to see if they could hit her. They couldn't.
Somehow, I also managed to find a little time to complete the Diva's weekly challenge. This week was a Use My Tangle Challenge and the chosen tangle was Birdie Feet by Owl Loving April.
I wasn't sure how I would feel about the chosen tangle but once I got started I loved it. It's super easy and looks great with an aura.
|Tangles: Birdie Feet, Jetties, Mushnik,|
Zendala Dare #64
As you can probably tell from the pictures and all the water laden antics, it has been another hot week in Sonoma county. We have been in the low 100's and high 90's all week and sorry, I'm just not a fan. Now, I took a lot of heat (pun intended) last week when I complained about the temperature. There were several comments and emails letting me know how hot it gets in your neck of the woods. I get it. It gets much hotter elsewhere, but for Sonoma county, this is pretty darned hot and I'm just not used to it and it's not what I signed up for. I'm a, how shall we say it, well insulated girl and the heat is not my friend so I stand by my position that the sooner this heat wave ends the happier I will be!
The sudden rise in temperatures does have a silver lining however. It is the inspiration for this weeks extra challenge. As most of you are aware, the first Zendala Dare of each month comes with an added challenge and this month we are taking our inspiration from Mother Nature. This weeks extra challenge it to create a Zendala using tangles that start with letters in either the word "HOT" or "HEAT". For example, if you choose the word "HEAT" you will use at least 4 tangles starting with the letters H, E, A, and T. You must use each letter once. The same goes for the word "HOT". If you do need to use more tangles go ahead, but they must begin with one of the letters in your chosen word. But, first things first, heres the template:
Here's what I came up with:
For my first tile I chose the word HOT. I love how the middle tangle, Oke, turned out. This tangle is new to me and it was a lot easier than I thought. This will be going into my regular rotation.
|Tangles: Hibred, Oke, Tearce|
My second attempt utilized tangle names that spelled out the word "HEAT". I love this variation as well.
|Tangles: Hi-C's, Equerre, Afterglo, Tipple|
I'm not sure what excited me most: the great result I got with this challenge, that I was able to complete two tiles, or the fact that I actually got them posted on time!
Please remember to stay cool and link up above!
Have a fantastic week!