Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Halfway through Summer

There’s so much to talk about!
Summer is moving pretty fast-paced around here!

I’ve had visitors; my sister and her family, my mom over the 4th of July, and a special guest from Canada came to pick up her custom quilt in person! I’ve made several quilts for her and we’ve become friends in the last few years of messaging back and forth so it was a thrill to finally meet her in person!
It was bittersweet though, I had to let this go...

Matching pillowcases were a must :)

I love how this quilt turned out! 
The fabric is Petite Odile by French General for Moda.

The quilting was very simple; 
just right for this quilt. 

We used two layers of Hobbs 80/20 so this will be nice and toasty in the Canadian winter!

I have also spent quite a bit of time sprucing up the flower beds and clearing weeds… my yard has never looked better. 
It still needs a lot of work but I’m ashamed to show I didn’t take “before” pictures so you’ll just have to trust me… the “after” is way better!

Any ideas on what to fill this space with?
Other than the space where the dead bush was. 
(Note to self: Acquire new, live bush.)
I have irises on one side and day lilies on the other. 
I live in zone 8 so it has to handle heat and cold...

I'm also reaaallly excited that one of my offspring has been infected caught the quilting bug! She's piecing this darling Take 5 quilt from Pirate Matey's by Emily Taylor for Riley Blake Designs. Pretty soon I'll have her doing applique and binding!!!

Anyone else have a ridiculous cat that does this? I'm afraid he'll fall!
I’ve relaxed so much over the Summer that I finally feel re-energized and motivated to take on new classes! I’m picking classes for next semester tonight and I feel really energized… hopefully I get into all of the ones I want. 
If not I'll just sleep on the stairs with my cat ;P

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Vacation and Cake!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic Summer so far!
We've been enjoying BBQ's and time with family and friends.
We even made a fun trip here:
We had an adventure filled time with roller coasters and log rides...many times on the log rides because it was HOT!!!

We kept hydrated with lots of water and yummy, ice-cold lemonade; the food was delicious, too.
Being a berry farm of course they have berries!
I love all kinds of berries but especially boysenberries...
so of course I had to have a piece of pie!

It was like an all day party and we had so much fun together.
My sister came and brought her kiddos, too!
The kids all separated into groups depending on the level of thrill-seeking desired... I'll admit I was in the tamer group!
Bumper cars were a hit!
My niece, nephew and my girl, Kathrine :)
My nephew on his favorite ride!
We've had a ton of excitement and kind of started our 
Independence Day festivities early. We've also been doing all kinds of 4th of July crafts that I found on Pinterest.

We’re not done yet though, we're still planning on celebrating our nation’s birthday with cake…

No, not that kind of cake…Layer Cakes!

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