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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Summer Sighs...

as I do too!  What used to be for me a respite from the school/job/life business, has been a flurry of work/social/life busy-ness.  I have to force myself to sit down, and to try to enjoy these last weeks of summer, since they will be a memory soon.  I sold my first sewing machine, the cocktail/lemonade was my reward that day!  Doesn't it look inviting, I couldn't resist a photo, as I nursed my sore feet!

Some personal news, my now 25 year old son moved back home, and that has created it's own set of challenges.  Especially for my hubby, who now sits in his home office in the runway called my living room!  We are all making sacrifices as we creatively try to make the best of our situations.  More on this in the future, just let me say, prayers are welcome!


I have been settling into my "new" job, celebrating 2 months already next week.  There is still lots to learn, but I am grateful to my patient co-workers as they help me each day.  And I am making lots of new friends with familiar customers, even seeing them at my church!  I am making very slow progress on my quilt, as it is too hot in my sewing room!  I plan to go back up there tonight to clear an area to walk, in my wet bathing suit...ahhh
summer!

My brothers party was awesome, and it was nice to see alot of family too.  I think some fences might have gotten mended, and in so doing, my daughter and son have enjoyed seeing extended family again.  We seem to be dealing with our individual struggles, it is nice to stop and celebrate once in a while. 

On the sewing front, I am posting picures of my latest blouse, made from quilting cottons, Lily and Will collection.  It turned out nice, but I need to lose a few more pounds...I mentioned this in a last post, Sew Serendipity is the pattern, I need to make a few changes to customize it.  Love that Bernina machine though, I am becoming quite attached!


Here is a pic of the quilt from the Habitat collection that I am using as an inspiration.


Don't you love the "mod" flowers...and patterns!  I am doing the teal/taupe/green/black version...I promised hubby no more rose and blue ribbon quilts to sleep under.  My plan is to make by his birthday in September, ambitious?  Yes it is.  Since I am not an active quilter, this will be a challenge, but I like them, right?
For those of you who have stopped by looking for my Reap What You Sew linky party?  I am putting it aside for a little while, since I haven't had much computer time.  I hope to have more time in the fall to post tutorials and patterns...stay with me friends, I promise more is coming!  Till then, enjoy these summer weekends...:)

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