I would say that I was horrified or blown away by how much time had passed since I last blogged . . . but saying such seems rather dramatic, considering I've known precisely well that I *wasn't* blogging and that June, July, AND August had all passed by with my knowledge and without a word from me. A word on here, at least.
Unfortunately I have to admit that I've enjoyed the bit of bloggy break. Over the past three months I've spent time with family and grands, both here and in California, lots of time in VBS, Fridays with Todd out on the lake, getting our first cabin at the camp (!!!!!!!!), and time helping my folks get settled in their new home, right here in good ol' Alabama! Toss a 40+ hour work week into the bag and it's been a pretty busy, albeit very enjoyable, summer.
So very pleased to have my folks nearby! It was a HUGE move for them. Mom and I have enjoyed going through boxes . . . especially the ones that net this kind of reward:
Aren't they beautiful?? Both of my grandmothers collected teacups. One box netted several pieces of china that belonged to my great-grandmother -- how special!
I've done some stitchy things, though quite honestly, not a whole lot. I did finally finish the bloomers that I started for Everley in May.
I finished up the sixteen sets of Civil War print swap blocks (including a set for myself) and got them dropped off. I *still* have not picked up the blocks that come to me! But I have a picture of them . . .
Which is better than I can say for the ones I stitched myself!
I stitched up some huge pillows (26" pillow forms) for a dear friend of mine. Don't they look great in their new home?! The upholstery fabric was interesting to work with.
I finished up an Irish Chain wall hanging for my mom (housewarming). I'd done one for a swap a couple of years ago and knew it was perfect for my mom.
Note to self. Be super careful when trying to get 'artsy' by hanging finished pieces from the top of the pontoon's cover.
Glad we keep a net handy. (I did wash it before gifting it!)
I got started on a new wool project. With a little help from a dear friend!
Isn't it cute? It screams summer! Now that it's fall.
I've not purchased the first bit of fabric since I was on here last. Not. One. Inch. I find that to be either most impressive or incredibly depressing. I haven't decided which.
I'd like to say I'm current with my two-ornaments-per-month-challenge. But I can't. C'est l'été? Actually, I'm probably most disappointed in that -- I need to get on the ball! And when I do, this will be my next project . . .
With summer days waning, I'll try to be a bit more consistent on the blog. For my sake as much as anything else! Though I MUCH appreciate those that have checked in over the course of the summer!
I've got a three more days of a long, four-day weekend stretching out before me; wonder how I'll fill it?! Happy Labor Day . . . bring on Autumn!