Monday, July 31, 2017

July's Highlights

When I taught, I often experienced a certain ambivalence about the way summer days just flew by. Those fleeting days of summer vacation went far too fast. And now, as a retiree of going on nine years, I find I am experiencing the same feelings as I see the calendar now turned to the final day of July. ~sigh~

This July has been particularly satisfying insofar that I managed three finishes, one of which is finished to the quilted and delivered stage; the others two are flimsies. Those three finishes are what you see across the top of my July collage below.


The middle row showcases one more time the two beautiful versions of 'Elizabeth' that Sharon P. and I made this year; a group of 4 zany Frienzies in the middle of an activity at Pam's house last week; and a stack of sweet corn representing the 24 quarts DH and I worked up for the freezer.

In the bottom row, you see one of the 4 pincushions I've made this month from scraps in the sewing room. Next is an early misty-morning  view of the bike path where DH and I regularly walk. We have worked our way up to 4 miles each morning, from a paltry one mile in the month following my May surgery. The final pic is from Saturday's delightfully relaxing day on the screened porch with several beverages and an engaging book.

I mentioned that I've made 4 pincushions, yet you have not yet seen #4. I made it yesterday afternoon, and it took all of about 20 minutes.


The strips are random widths of scraps and it measures just slightly under 3" square. I have been taking a really easy approach to these, yet I have seen some from others that are intricately pieced. I might have to try one or two of those - just because. *grin*

My brain is busy coming up with a do-able list of goals for August, which I will share in the coming days. Have a great Monday, Peeps!

Happy Quilting, Friends!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Congratulations on three big finishes in July! I love the colors of the quilt on the right (of the 3 finishes). They look beautiful together!