I often claim to have a Quilting "Hobby" in attempts to hide my obsession with fabric and color.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wow, where did summer go?

I am so embarrassed to see that I haven't blogged since July 11th. WOW!
 To start, I remember school getting out, and my thinking, "I will have sooo much more time to quilt and develop  'My Quilt Corner' now that school is out. Ok. Yeah, that didn't happen.
But we did have quite the summer.
For starters, Tori went down to Virginia early, by train. Got to catch up with friends and family and take in DC.
Brian, Aerik, Becca, and I went to Boston over my birthday weekend, and did the Aquarium, Fanueil Hall, and Cambridge Galleria.  And let's not forget the day trip to Granby Zoo in Canada, where I managed to get Becca to be goofy with me!

Then, once Aerik went down to VA for 2 weeks, I decided it was time to learn a new skill. So YouTube taught me how to make Granny Square Blankets. Now I am a crocheting fool! Quilt by day, and yarn by night.

First I made this crazy bright one that Becca promptly claimed.

And then a more subdued one for Tori.

Aerik finally picked some colors out so I will make him one after I finish the ripple afghan I just learned how to make (thanks again to YouTube!). With the kids at school, I can finally focus on commissioned quilts....

Did I mention, today was the FIRST day back to school????

The older two wanted no part of mom and the camera, but here is Becca all pretty and ready to go with her new backpack to first grade!