Tuesday, August 25, 2015


This is how my Lucy has been for the last month, all covered up and bored to tears.
I have not been able to sew a stitch since this time last month.  After getting back from vacation and our China travel group reunion, I was home a whole of 2 days and that was consumed with unpacking, laundry and repacking.  Then we were off again as Sunshine and I spent 3 days at Girl Scout Cookie Camp which is for girls that sold at least 500 boxes of cookies.  We were in the lodge with all the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade girls. It was a ton of fun but when I got home I was completely exhausted.
 This is the project that I was last working on.  It will be a baby quilt for my newest grand niece.
This bin fill of Halloween goodies is waiting for me to dig into it and start creating my City Sampler blocks.  I'm planning on doing some of that on Friday when I'm off from work.
This quick panel quilt is draped over the frame waiting to be quilted (another quilt is loaded underneath it).  I'm anxious to see the response from the future recipient of this so I wanted get it done and gifted very soon.
This is also waiting to be quilted.  Sorry about the sneak peak but it is for an Instagram swap and I don't want my partner to see the entire thing until it is in her hands.
There have been some bright spots though lately.  I picked up my new wheels 2 days before we left on vacation so now I finally get to drive her a bit more.  I love it. It has been 10 years since I've had a new vehicle.
I'm outfitting her properly including adding these kick mats so the kidlets don't make a mess of the back of the seats (they have a better strap system on the bottom than many others and they are bigger) and seat protectors under their car seats.  I want to keep my new baby as pretty as possible for as long as I can.
I also added a little fun bling to the back window.
I'm still on the hunt for the perfect license plate frame, the Weather Tech liners just arrived at hub's office this morning and a great handmade holder for the tissue box is on its way which I will show you when it arrives.  You'll like it, I promise.
Some fabric goodness has passed through the front door recently too. A lot of parcels have been showing up at my house for the Kate Spain Christmas Charm Swap but I never expected this surprise package that came last week.  My good friend Katie of Karma Willow Designs sent them to me just because.  I feel very spoiled and thanks so much Katie.
The big pile of green felt is for a Girl Scout-y project for my troop members and while I was at that store, I spotted a few more interesting Halloween prints to add to my City Sampler bin plus I grabbed another spool of clear thread because I know that a lot more Girl Scout patch sewing is in my future.
This big bin is stocked full of packages containing the Kate Spain Christmas charms and the sorting will be starting tomorrow afternoon.  I'm still waiting on a few stragglers to arrive and then they all will be on their way to their new homes.
 So hopefully life will get back to normal and I'll be able to make some progress on my projects.  My work schedule is changing when the new school year starts so I'll be home earlier every day and I should be able to get more things done.

9 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. My goodness!!!! I am breathless from just reading your list of adventures!!!!! You must have exhausted your adrenalin quotient!!!! The Autumn schedule is about to begin! Sounds good for you.................Hugs..........

  2. Love the girl scout picture! It is exhausting huh!! BUt oh so fun!! COngrasts on that new car...glad you are enjoying it!! (I am too) I haven't sewn for two weeks...not a stitch...so I know what ya mean. My september project list is growing!

  3. You have been very busy. You have some awesome Halloween fabrics.

  4. Can't wait to start seeing those Kate Spain Charms coming together!!

  5. Sounds like you've had a pretty busy summer, and by the looks of all your projects, a busy Fall is ahead of you too! looking forward to seeing all your projects1

  6. Yeah. Why does the word "vacation" always mean soooo much work for mom???

  7. It does sound like it has been a busy month for you. Glad things will soon settle down and llet you get back to stitching.

  8. Michelle, summer at my end has been extremely busy too - so I totally empathize. Are you kids back to school yet? Mine started this week...

    And I do like the long stretch of time when I can just work...

    Looking forward to see more of your quilty projects.

  9. welcome home and congrats on the new wheels!


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