Sunday, August 21, 2011

Harry's Camping Adventure

Last week, we took Harry on his first family camping trip.

He had a ball!

Camper Harry, staying warm in his camo/fleece jacket.

Boating Harry, relaxing on the boat and....

....feeling the wind in his fur.

Swimming in the cool lake water.

And enjoying some spicy chicken noodles. (Look at that tongue hanging out!)

Really enjoying those noodles.

He is one funny little dog!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Vintage Squares Quilt

I have no idea why this photo came out so wonky! I even took the photo twice, trying to get it straight. Oh well, the quilt is actually straight. I hope the doesn't mean that my back porch is crooked!

A few years ago (yes, years), I received a bunch of 6" squares cut from vintage sheets and fabrics. I came across them recently while trying to sort out my sewing room and decided to just put them all together to see how they looked. I'm very happy with the end result. It's a little like an I Spy quilt. I see something different every time I look at it. I'm keeping this one for myself and have even been sleeping with the ceiling fan on so that I can use my quilt!

This photo is a little better. That's me behind the quilt, showing it off during show and tell at our guild meeting.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Finished! Easy As Pie Quilt

I'm slowly working through my pile of UFO's, and actually making some progress.

At the beginning of July, I finished this quilt:

I used Crazy Mom Quilts' Easy As Pie quilt pattern. And actually, I think it was easier to make this quilt than to make a pie. (Except for the one fabric that was directional and kept ending up upside down!)

I used a thrifted Tommy Hilfiger sheet for the backing. The colors were perfect and I think the Hawaiian print makes it feel a little more casual.

The finished quilt measures approximately 58"x70".

I donated this quilt to the local hospice group that I volunteer for. They are raffling it off to raise funds for the volunteer department's crafting supplies. They often have school and church groups that volunteer their time to make greeting cards and door hangers for patients on hospice.

I have another quilt finished, but no photos yet. Soon, I hope.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Catching Up......again

July was a very busy month, filled with canning, vacation, a quilt show, a birthday party and some lovely afternoon naps.

Nathan and I headed to Oregon for a vacation visiting family. The weather was lovely and cool. The scenery, as always, was beautiful.

One of the highlights of the trip was going to the 36th Annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. There were over 1,300 quilts on display all over town. We didn't get around to all of them, but everything I saw was gorgeous. I took over 90 photos. I don't think blogger can handle all those, so I'll share a few of my favorites.

And finally, the birthday party.....5 boys, a backyard campout and lots of fun!

My little rock star!

Blowing out the candles on his camping cake.

Acting like a goofy nine year old.

Now we're in the final countdown of summer vacation. Only 3 weeks 'til school starts!