Monday, August 30, 2010

August Finishes

I just cannot believe that summer is almost over, and that school is just about to start. This has truly been the shortest summer ever, and of course the busiest! I have hardly spent any time in my quilting room or even near my machine! I didn't even have a backlog of binding I could have worked through. I did get much accomplished at my Gram's house. We went through her stash, and WISP's and she was able to complete SEVEN quilt tops! She had one entirely done when I arrived, so I ended up bringing back eight quilt tops to longarm for her! I have not loaded even one, as of yet. I was able to run up to Maine with my brother to visit My niece, her husband, and bitty baby Gus. How precious is he! He was still in the NICU, although he finally went home a few weeks ago. He is now 6 lbs 12 oz and two months old! Just gorgeous, I will have to add a photo soon. We have since attended two wonderful weddings, adding vacation days to them to enjoy additional sight seeing. We made it home in time for dd to attend 1 week of skating camp and ds to endure 2 1/2 weeks of band camp! During that time I worked on some blocks for my next lucky stars quilt and I did another Giraffe door doodle, this one for bitty baby Gus. The incubator he was in was called a Giraffe, so his parents have adopted that theme for him. My daughter being a HUGE fan of all things Giraffe, made this an easy task for me! I also made 4 cellphone cases out of two fat quarters that I had quilted together to test a freehand quilting design. I have some left over, I need to use those up before Wednesday so that I can at least say that I used 2 fat quarters from my stash this month. (pretty pathetic!) Well, I'll load a couple of photos, then I need to take ds to the barbers for a haircut and do some shopping.