Monday, July 27, 2009

July finishes

This has been a slow sewing month for me. I just wasn't in the groove, I guess. But I did manage to complete two things. They are projects from the Clothesline Club at the local quilt shop.

This little topper actually looks much better in real life. It is shown on an ottoman and is not lying flat in the photo.

The only other thing I have accomplished this month is I have this quilt layered, pinned and ready for quilting. The plan is to have it finished before someone leaves for college. We'll see how it goes.

Friday, July 17, 2009

A va-cay, a b-day, but no new progress to display because I've been away

Sunset over Lake Michigan

Last week was our annual family camping trip for my side of the family. My siblings, their kids, our parents and sometimes a few additional tag-a-longs camp together and we always have a good time. We stay at one of our beautiful state park campgrounds, which varies from year to year. This year we camped at Muskegon State Park on Lake Michigan.

Of course, camping doesn't mean I can't do any quilting. This year I brought along supplies to do some hand applique work. This particular project still had a long way to go before it is done. You will get to see more when the applique is complete. For now, you will have to settle for this peek.

As luck would have it, my birthday, which I share with my nephew's fiance, happened to be during our camping trip. So we made the family announcement board that was proudly displayed for all to see. (Thanks to my niece, Mallory, who was in charge of keeping us all informed of the news.) And because I had a birthday, I got to grace my picnic table with these...

Kind of gave the campsite an upscale look. I think everyone should have roses on their picnic table. :D