Thursday, August 22, 2013

Summer Scenes

I didn't intend to take a vacation from blogging, but that's what happened this summer.  For most of the last several weeks, my sewing machine has been lonely and quiet.  I have been working on a project for the upcoming Hexie Blog Hop but that was mostly hand pieced while watching TV at night.

A few random highlights from this summer, with some random summer scenery:

  • We found out that Toby can swim!  Being part Basset Hound, a breed that is not known for their swimming ability, we weren't sure how Toby would do in the water.  While visiting friends with a pool, we gradually introduced Toby to the water.  At first, he would only go as far as the first step. Gradually, he became more relaxed around the water, and we found out that he could swim.

  • I renewed my membership to  for one month and spent as much time as possible adding to my family tree before the 30 days were up.  To my surprise, I found out that the brother of my great, great grandfather fought in the Civil War.  I wish I had known that back in 7th grade when we had to read "Red Badge of Courage".  It might have made it more interesting.

  • I had the pleasure of attending two quilt shows in back to back weekends this summer.  My senses were overloaded with color and I was filled with inspiration for future projects.

  • A new block of the month has started at my local quilt shop.  We have been given the first two blocks so far.  There were 3 colorways to choose from, and I chose the one that was most outside of my comfort zone.  It has been interesting to work with new fabrics.

And that's what I've been up to lately.   Hope you are all enjoying a lovely summer.

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  1. what lovely photos! I always enjoy seeing little Toby.

  2. Love your pictures! So summery! I think most of blogland goes into summer mode. It's hard to get motivated when it's so hot outside. So glad Toby enjoyed the pool!


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