Friday, August 12, 2011

Has it been that long?

Yes it has! 
I haven't found the time to post since summer remains busy.  
Too soon summer will be over 
and DH and I will once again become empty nesters.  
Our recently married DD and SIL have been living with us since they returned from their honeymoon.  They thought they would move to Indiana where they went to college to hopefully find jobs however 
those plans changed as the job opportunity came from Austin, TX.  
They will be packing up and moving at the end of August.  
That same weekend, our youngest DD will be heading back to Indiana for her senior year in college. 
 The house will suddenly become very quiet.  

My DH and I also had a few days of R and R in Houston, TX where my sister and brother-in-law live. They have a beautiful home and a pool in their backyard.

  We purposely didn't plan much activity so we could really enjoy a relaxing time.  The only planned activity was to head to San Antonio for a day. 
The Mexican Fiesta Market was full of color!

Then a visit to the Alamo...


And the Riverwalk

Before we left for TX, I did manage to finish my July Birdie Stitches BOM and on the plane to TX I finished the August block.  YAY!

Waiting for me when I got back was the quilting and binding of Simple Things QAL...and it's a finish!

See my new label!

I love this quilt ~ so pretty in Charlevoix by Minnick and Simpson ~ kinda has a vintage feel. Thanks Kelly and Carol!

Another finish is the baby quilt from Vanessa at V and Co. This pattern is free over at Moda Bake Shop. It is so cute and it will be going to a sweet baby girl soon!

eat. play. sleep. repeat.

Love the backing fabric ~ too pretty to piece the back but I pieced the scrappy binding.

And finally, I had so much fun creating this name pillow for the baby's brother. 
I was inspired here.

You got have something for the big brother even if he is only a toddler.

If you are still with me, give yourself a pat on the back...sorry about the long, picture heavy post.  
I guess that's what happens when you don't post often.  I will try to be better...we are off again this weekend to Indiana to move the BIG things into DD3's dorm.  

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More to share soon!


  1. What a busy time you have had over the summer. You will miss your daughters once they move out, I have three daughters all still living at home and I can't imagine what it will be like when they eventually leave.
    What a colourful place Houston is, looks like a lot of fun.
    I love your quilts especially simple things QAL it's lovely.

  2. So love the La Margarita! Love your gorgeous quilts.

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  3. just found your blog today and you have made some gorgeous quilts. i loved the pillow you made for titus. where did you find the letters with applique and embroidery? i have been doing alot of embroidery and have started incorporating some applique with it and those letters are perfect!


Sweet sentiments