Hi everyone! (waving wildly) Did you miss me? I certainly missed you! That was a longer time away than I had planned, but what can I say? We had perfect weather and a tiny grandson to chase around. Wouldn't you have stayed longer? I actually forgot how fast toddlers can be. That little boy was into everything. But it was a great, great time. Plus, I am now allowed to tell you all that we are going to be grandparents again! To twins! Yes, they are expecting a boy and a girl at the end of the year. We are beyond thrilled. How much happiness can one family stand?
We got home to an almost-finished renovation, too. All that's left is paint and trim, though I think we both know that those things can take forever, too. Then I get to go shopping for some furniture and rugs! (I may have done some of that already.)
Needless to say, there has not been a lot of sewing going on, what with all the traveling. I did take a hand project with me, though:
This is a Bridal Bouquet or Nosegay . some blocks that I've been basting and English paper piecing as we go. I basted more of them than I put together, though, so I still have a bunch of parts to stitch.
I got a package of precut papers from Paper Pieces, which made everything really easy. The papers are HERE, and I got the 10-inch blocks. Bigger pieces, you know. The fabrics are all scrap pieces, which has made for some fun and interesting combinations.
And of course I carried everything around in this great zipper pouch that Preeti made for me:
The bonus for using this is that it makes a great place to stick threaded needles in the car. Plus it kept everything all together so I never left anything behind. (Which we all know is a real possibility with me!) And don't worry, no needles ever went near a curious toddler, though I'm sure he would have loved discovering those.
So that's just a small update from here, just to let you know I'm still alive and back to it. I did do some planning for some fun projects for the fall, too, and I'm ready to get to them. First, though, I'm hoping to have the Sewcial Bee Sampler quilt finished this week, so be sure to come back to see if I've succeeded.
Hope you are having a lovely end to the summer!
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