Friday, July 30, 2010

I'm back!

Well this post is well over due but somehow when you get back from vacation, it takes awhile to get caught up! 
First, let me show you what was waiting for me when I arrived home.  A package with these lovelies inside!

I won this give away from Dawn over at The Straw Needle.  Two quilted heart potholders and a charm pack of Aster Manor for Moda!  Thank you Dawn!

Next up is a follow up on my Charming Girls' Quilt Club.  As mentioned before, this month's theme is Self-Care.  When I first posted about this topic, I mentioned that I was going to treat myself to a pedicure!  And I DID!

It was wonderful to pamper myself and have pretty feet before heading off for vacation! 
Love the red!

This past Monday (the day after we got home), I completely finished by Between Charming Friends QAL quilt.  I needed to bind it since I couldn't do that without my machine.  Here is the finished 'A Little Gem!'

And finally an update on my goals!  
Quilting ~ finished by QAL
~put the borders on my Red & White, need to get backing material
~finished my Applique Posy Needle Case (and a little extra surprise) for my swap partner and sent it.  Will post pictures once it's received. 
~have worked on a design layout for my stitchery, but it isn't finalized.
~second Happy Camper quilt may have to be put on the back burner due to other priorities coming to up.
Reading ~ while on vacation, we listen to 3 books on tape.  Does that count?  I would think so since I couldn't really be reading while listening.  These included:
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Smiles to Go by Jerry Spinelli
and My Antonia by Willa Cather
I also finished 2 books.  
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
and Free Range Knitter by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee 
I'm currently reading The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks!
Vacation ~ I will share Part 1 of our vacation now! We had a wonderful time with our daughter, Kirsten and future SIL, Mike (and his family) in South Dakota. Take a look! Hope you enjoy it!

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Will need to post about Vacation Part 2 later!  Be back soon!

1 comment:

  1. What a cute gift - fun potholders. Love your quilt along quilt - especially that backing! Great job. Sounds like a great time on vaction - so glad you all got to listen to those books together! I heart the red tosies - way to go at getting your goals done!!!


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