Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hello Again!

Hmmm....where to start? I can't believe my last post was in June. June?!? Where did the summer go? Life is good up in Northern BC, even though we've had very little sun and lots of rain. Sometimes I feel like I'm back home at the coast (not that that is a bad thing. I love the coast....just maybe not all the rain).

Anyway, here's a snapshot of what I've been up to and what I've got planned:

  1. Spicing up the Kitchen Swap - I sent my partner some lovely HR hexagons, a pot holder and a basket. I received a lovely patchwork kitchen mat, and a tea towel from Jennspen. Thank you!
  2. Doll Quilt Swap 11 - I was pretty stumped by this one. I just couldn't seem to wrap my head around the new piecing only rules. I sent of some Canadian Flying Geese to my partner. Hopefully it will arrive soon.
  3. I've become obsessed with Waldorf Inspired Dolls. Especially from Fig & Me, Bamboletta and Tumbleberry Toys. Since I can't afford $200+ for a doll, I've decided to make my own. I've collected most of the supplies from here, and now I just have to find some time.
  4. I entered a few quilts into the Prince George Exhibition Quilt Show. It was the first time I've put any of my quilts in a show (I was too nervous last year), and it was fun to see my quilts hanging up. Unfortunately, I put all of the hanging sleeves too low so they flopped a bit at the top. Oops. I also volunteered to help out. 
  5. I'm getting geared up to do some back to school sewing. My oldest starts Kindergarten in September. Yikes!
  6. I'm trying to spend more time with my kids, and less time reading blogs (sorry). I just don't want to be like Elizabeth in The Help. 
  7. I really want to be a positive, pro-active and interactive parent. My new obsession with Waldorf Dolls has lead me to some wonderful mommy/green/crafting blogs. It's fun to read something new.
  8. I'm not sure what's in store for this old blog. Part of me thinks that the show and tell nature of it is tired. Especially when I never actually finish anything. We'll see.....
How's your summer? Do you have lots of plans for the fall



Alisa said...

My summer has been like yours. We live in Southern BC but the weather hasn't been hot by any means. Way to go for putting your quilts in the Exhibition! I've done it at our Agrifair here in Chilliwack a few times (not this year) but I always enjoy looking at the quilts and sewn items so I figure I should put some in too. That way others can enjoy them too. Time with your little ones is short. Spending time with them is very important. This summer I've been helping mine with some sewing and art projects so that has been my 'creative time'. In Sept when the older ones go back to school (and they go to bed on time) I will get back into my own creating.

Nanette Merrill said...

Your list is fantastic. It is great to step back and look at accomplishments. Love the quilt. Summer has flewn by.