Sorry to be off to a bit of a late start this morning. I've started training for a half marathon and today was a long run. Just 4 miles as I am still in the begining phases. After a quick shower though, and a few dropoffs for morning activities, the rest of the day is open for sewing. What are your plans for the day? Misterlinky is below. Share with us all.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Ryan is volunteering at science camp again this week. Anna has three shifts at the hospital to keep her out of trouble. Poor Sydney doesn't have much on her plate though. She is taking great pride in sleeping until lunch and staying up until all hours of the night. School is just around the corner. We'll have to get her back into routine before then.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
One thing about living life on the road is that there is plenty of time for slow stitching. 14 hours in the car, several in airports, then planes and busses. So many opportunities to sneak in a circle here and there.
We are finally home again though, with no plans to go anywhere at all in the foreseeable future.
The yellows are all ready to be sewn together.Not all the trips have made it into the photo stream, but here are a few highlights.
Before that was my trip to Kansas City to grade AP exams. The performing arts center was really cool. From certain angles, it looked a lot like the Sydney Opera House.
After that we were off to Atlanta and dropped the kids off with their cousins before heading out to an adults only all-inclusive resort. So relaxing! No photos yet, but I'm sure they will show up before too long.
So now, finally, I am home again for the rest of the summer. I think there are full two weeks with no major activities or trips! I can't wait. The summer list is long, and I'm sure that I can't get to all of it, but I will give it a try!
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
In honor of the July being the blue month for RSC17, I finished off Dear Jane top row triangle 13. I love the little melons which I prepped and tucked into the seams before the geese got sewn together. Then it was quick and simple to finish off the little bit of applique to hold them down all the way around.
Then this last green triangle was all that was necessary to finish off the entire top border.
Saturday Ryan had some friends over for his birthday. It was a nice motivation to finish off some cleaning and organization projects that had been on the list for far too long. The kids had a good time too.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Time to phase out yellow and start to work on blue. Hope you are feeling energetic, I know that blue is a big color for most quilters. It sure is for me. After a month of sparse scraps with yellow, it will be nice to have plenty of choices this month.
I did manage to dig up enough yellow skinny scraps to eke out these tiny log cabins. I'll need to generate some more scraps in the yellow bin before there is enough variety for more. Check out the blues though, no end to variety in the blue bin!
Please link up below with your own progress on yellow or blue.
I'll be back to my scraps soon enough. First though, Ryan is having a birthday pool party today. I'd better go and make sure that the house isn't embarrassing before kids start showing up. Since his friends are also my students, I'll make sure the house is in decent shape. Once they show up though, I'll be trying to hide. I think the sewing room might just be the perfect place.
Friday, June 30, 2017
This yellow one wasn't so bad. I lost one of the sections in the trash can, but it turned up again. Lots of triangles, but they weren't too strangely angled.
I'm making excellent progress on the top row. It looks like I just need three more blocks to finish it off. That shouldn't be too hard to accomplish. I say that before looking at the blocks of course, but optimism is a virtue.
And here is the progress on my color swatch map. Getting closer every day!
Sydney is going to a mall in Orlando with one of her friends. Anna wants to go shoe shopping. Ryan even asked for a trip to the store to buy supplies for his birthday party tomorrow. Sounds like I busy summer day. I guess I'd better get a move on.