Thursday, July 31, 2014

July in my rearview

After the fireworks fade there is still a lot of summer to be packed into the 31 days that are July.

Most summers we are roasting by this point and have begun our annual summer hibernation.  Not so this year.  As I write, it is overcast and raining.  The temperature is a mere 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Compared to a norm of  highs in the 90s, and our recent past summers of day after day of unrelenting 100s with little to no rain. This feels like the end of the world. In which case, I totally vote for the end of the world as I know it. Bring it on!  I've got places to be.  (Thank you God for the rain and the cool temps.  They are awesome.)

This month I got to go on a retreat with my Mom.  We joined the gang at Happiness is Quilting in McKinney, TX for a four day quilting vacation at Greenbriar Retreats.  All I can say is if you ever get a chance to go visit Judy, do it.  Don't think twice.  You will have a wonderful time.

While I was gone my boys painted my studio for me.  They erased all traces of their old game room and replaced it with a cheery place for me to sit and work.

Studio Collage

I had another pattern published on Moda Bake Shop this month!  Meet Summer Sun & Stars - pieced by my awesome Mom.

I don't know what is up next for me and the Bake Shop, but I'll be sure to keep you posted.

Tops to Treasures quilted 13 quilts this of them my own.

Tops to Treasures July 2014

And I've managed, I hope, to get my two oldest sons ready to head back to college.  I am going to miss my boys, but am excited for them and their new adventures.  It will be odd to only have one boy at the dinner table...but maybe he will be able to get a word in edgewise without the competition.

Noah, Took, & John

John has declared his graduation quilt a success....he helped me take pictures of it in the yard (note how green the yard is.  This is not normal for this time of year.)  Then walked away with it....

Ta-done & claimed.

My Photo Stream-325

I hope all of your quilting endeavors this past month have been received with equal enthusiasm.


Carla said...

Isn't that wonderful! How nice of the boys. One year for Christmas my boys painted my bedroom for me : )

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Lots of ovely stuff!!!! I think we have your heat - but we're not set up for it. - no air con!!!! Well done lads, great job!

Highland Monkey's said...

What wonderful quilts, love them all. Good on your lads doing a makeover on the room for you, it looks great.