Sunday, July 17, 2016

Tri-monthly blog post update!?

Wow. Don't blink! Three months just flashed by since my last blog post! Lest you think I have been completely slacking off or fallen off the face of the earth, let me give the short list version of what's been going on and then some pics:

In a nutshell:
  • Celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary with my super supportive and fabric-tolerant husband
  • #1 son graduated from high school
  • Hosted the out of town family for mini reunion (for said graduation)
  • #1 daughter wrapped up her freshman year of high school
  • Year end dance weekend performances (for said daughter)
  • Broke down and bought a new car (the week before graduation, because you know, I had lots of free time)
  • Murphy's law, washer and dryer broke down a week after the car purchase so ended up buying those too (the Friday of graduation)
  • Fiscal year end at my day job, always fun and exciting
In my quilt world:
  • My Stash My Style giveaway completed
  • Cleaned out and rearranged my sewing room
  • Had one project published in a magazine
  • Shipped two projects off for publication
  • Shipped another project off to France (super excited about this one, more to come!)
  • Went on annual retreat at the lake with great quilting buddies 
  • Two guild presentations and workshops
Here are some quick pics I'll offer up as evidence for my blogging absence:
Fuzzy focus, but proof positive it happened!

(I don't think he'll read this so I think I can sneak this pic of me and the graduate!)

Me and hubby selfie at graduation - being unknowingly photo-bombed by my #1 nephew.

"The mess" in progress - maybe a future post with more before, during and after pics.

Student work from a recent string workshop - super fun!

My "So Charming" table runner, featured in Quilts and More - made with a pack of charm squares (I used Hello Darling by Bonnie and Camille for Moda plus a solid) quick and easy summer project.

Here's where you can find it - Quilts and More, Summer 2016

The only shot I can show you of the project off to France. LOVE the Tula Pink wide back and amazing quilting by Tracey. I can't wait to share more of this one with you.

My Stash My Style with Jeni Gaston finished up. 

Congrats to our drawing winner Laura of Slice of Pi and her wonderful project.
Well, at least I feel a little caught up now and cleansed by my confessions :) While I'd like to promise more regular blog posts, I know I may not live up to that. I can only say I will try. BUT you can always find me and my happenings more regularly on Instagram and Facebook. Now I'm ready for some new projects! I do have some ideas in mind and I've been having fun adding to my stash to make them happen.

Happy summer stash quilting!