Sunday, August 29, 2010

This just finished...

The first project that has been finished is that the new counter tops have been installed. Gorgeous granite countertops and the most beautiful, deep sink. I can't help smiling every time I look at them.

The second project that was finished is the quilt for my youngest.

I was unable to handle the mess that the counter top installation made of my kitchen and since I just finished my new sewing space. I decided to spend most of my time there finishing the quilting on this top. I am so thrilled with how the quilt turned out. Most of the fabric was selected by my son and the pattern was also something he had taken a liking to as I was surfing some of the quilting blogs that I read. There is a great tutorial here. He fell in love with the orange quilt and then decided to go his own way.

I love the backing. I had extra scraps so joined the pieces with a scrappy stripe.

My wonderful husband was kind enough to take the photos for me. So all in all this has been a family project!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Summer is almost over and I am conflicted. It has been a hard on all of us. But now we have to send the kids back to school and although they need to spend time learning and with their friends, I will miss them. August is vacation time, family time, time spent playing games and finding ways to beat the heat. Fast, delicious dinners from the grill and gorgeous fruits and vegetables. August is when we take our vacation and take the time to reconnect with each other. Long, lazy days.

But now we are on to school and September and what I consider to be the start of the new year. I know that it comes in January but to me the real start of the year is in September. New school supplies, new clothes, endless possibilities. So even though I am sad that summer is ending, I am uplifted by the newness of September.

So with September and the changes that have occurred in my life, I have spent much of these last two weeks, reorganizing almost every inch of my house. Cleaning out my kitchen to prepare for new counter tops and quilting. I will have finished pictures soon.

For now, here is an image of summer.