I have lots to tell you in a small amount of time! Giveaways, graduation, and vacation are on the list. First, let me announce the giveaway winner from Maggie’s First Dance, hosted by Jacquelynne Steves and sponsored by Aurifil Threads. The winner is #53, Anna, who said:
I have been quilting for one year (but have tried to do it for many years but always thought it would be too hard-even though I have been sewing since 1970. Haven’t completed many quilts (have several started). I am always trying new things (in quilting) and I think that is why I haven’t completed many quilts. Love quilting and your block.
We’ve been busy on the home front with our youngest daughter’s graduation from college. We had all of the kids home to celebrate, and we couldn’t be more proud of Sara! We drove to Davis, CA, for the day and had a picnic before the ceremony.
Back at home, we got to spend four wonderful days with our grand daughter, Amelia, and the rest of our kids. Mr. Crafty Quilter lived up to his name and made Amelia a busy board or latch board as it’s sometimes called. After consulting with me for painting ideas, we came up with a square-in-a-square design (of course it had to be a quilt block) which turned out perfect. I might have to do a separate blog post to tell you about all of the bells and whistles on this project!
Amelia loves her Busy Board and it should keep her entertained for a few more years.
I seem to be making quilt blocks and not much else these days. I’ve finished the June block from the Sugar Block Club. and a few more blocks from Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage BOM.
And next on the agenda is an epic vacation trip to Sweden and Norway! We leave tomorrow and we’re bringing three of our children with us. We’ll be visiting our niece and her family in Sweden. They’ve had a job transfer that brought them to Sweden and they just had baby #2! No quilt yet for baby #2, but their two year old boy is getting a quilted race track. This is a panel from Northcott called Speedway.
I guess I can count this as a quilt and I still have to put the binding on it! Yikes! We will be gone for the rest of the month, so it will be quiet around here for a while. I’ll have pictures and news to share when I return.
I hope you’re all having a great summer so far. Are you still working on those UFO’s? I’ll have the link up for June ready on the 30th so you can show us what you completed. There will be two prize packages as usual, but I haven’t even gotten around to putting them together. It will happen, though, one day at a time!
Thanks for sharing your time with me today. I hope you have a great day!