My hope is that this blog is like a visit between friends. I enjoy hearing from you and will try to reply to you in the comment section right after your comment, so stop back by and continue the conversation. - Patty

July 18, 2012

a busy July

I am off in a bit to pick up my little sister and nephew from the airport and then it's off for a couple of days visit with my mom.  A little more unpacking and settling in, a good bottle of wine or two and some wonderful conversation are sure to be a part of this mini reunion. 


Yesterday Andrew and I spent a sun filled (peaceful...hee, hee) day with Kris (of Simplicity) and her grandson and Elaine (Sunny Simple Life) and her cute daughter at Kris' house.  It was a perfect kid combination, no fussing or fighting...wonderful food, a delicious pasta salad with fresh yummy watermelon...and healthy (smile) oatmeal cranberry cookies for dessert.


I can't believe how fast July is flying by.  It has been a busy month so far and it doesn't seem to be letting up any time soon.  I did manage to get a little bit of sewing done over the weekend.  I have joined the group over at the Great Granny Along and have started a new throw quilt for my bedroom redo.  This is such a fun block to make and I can't wait to get back in front of my sewing machine to put together a few more.

I think the colors in this Fig Tree fabric will go perfectly with the thrift store vintage sheets I bought in the Spring.


This will definitely be an August or even September project, when things slow down a bit.  I love having projects in the wings.

What's in the works for you in the next month or two?

xo, Patty

22 comments:

  1. Patty, it sounds like y'all had a perfect day together! That's great you live so close. Love the quilt you're making! I wish I was better as sewing myself. I'm going to be painting a couple of small tables for around the house. I'm hoping it will give them new life, and they'll pop in the rooms I place them in. I'm excited!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  2. Love the rich colours in those gorgeous fabrics - look forward to seeing it all when it's done. Have fun at your reunion, xx

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  3. Patty, I had such a wonderful time with all of you! Noah did too!!! The only bad thing was the noise from next door! Oh I felt so bad!!
    Enjoy your time with your sister, nephew and Mom!!
    I agree, July has been especially busy! But a fun kind of busy.
    I love your blocks!! Love those colors! I am itching to quilt!!!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  4. I love the fabrics in your quilt blocks! I almost joined to make those blocks but MADE myself stop and try to finish some of the ufo's I have going. It's to the embarrassing point of wondering if my kids will call Hoarders and try to get me featured! Thanks for sharing. Your photos are beautiful.

    Cheery wave from Bev
    http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com

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  5. Enjoy your mini-reunion! Your quilt project turned out really well and show beautifully in the photos. Ann

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  6. It sounds like such a lovely day, and delicious food too! Your patchwork is looking very rich and colourful, Patty. I hope you have a wonderful time at your family reunion.
    Helen x

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  7. I've always wanted to try quilting. Maybe in the fall I'll give it a try. I'm working on areas of my yard that got out of hand, including a crumbling deck back at the riverfront. Almost finished that one! ~ Maureen

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  8. Patty,
    What lovely prints in your quilt blocks! I've been looking for a new throw for my new sofa...those would be gorgeous colors!!! Projects...Hm~m~m...one I began a year ago is now in the second stage since my "retirement". Not enough time was always an issue before. Even "Mr. Ed" has given a few suggestions this time around(Ha!). Hopefully, I'll be ready to post the "project" in its completion come September!!! Have an enjoyable time with your family and visit with your MoM!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  9. The quilt is so pretty. I could not comment yesterday as I traveled to our old house where I am now and our internet service is slow. I wanted to tell you your daughter's family is so sweet and God Bless that young man for his service. hugs, olive

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  10. I love your choice of colors. So pretty. I would love to quilt....I just don't think I need another hobby. Have fun with your family.

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  11. Love the colors..Can't wait to see the finished product..Guess I'll have to..Enjoy your family time..Making memories.

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  12. Sounds like fun time. Enjoy your time with your Mom, sis and nephew.
    I remember you showing us those fabrics for your bedroom. Such rich colors. Love your Great Granny squares. I am so tempted to try those. Looks like fun. Time is flying for me too. Since we are still in the desert, I have been staying inside sewing. Your playdate with blogging friends sounded fun too.

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  13. nice quilt... i wish i could join your get-together.. :D

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  14. Have a wonderful reunion with your family! Sounds like a great time to be had : )
    Also, I adore your fabric choices. They are all so pretty!

    Danielle

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  15. What beautiful fabrics you've chosen for your quilt. Have a wonderful visit with your family.

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  16. Love you fabric choices. It sounds like you have a busy time lined up with family. Enjoy every moment of it- xo Diana

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  17. I love how the blue overlaps in the middle. My mother-in-law quilted. I didn't do a good job at the one I worked on. Folded it up and put it up in the attic. Just lovely.

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  18. Love your blocks...great colors and your quilt will look great with what yu bought already!

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  19. I always get to this place in summer when I know the warm days are numbered...."make the day last" becomes my mantra...
    Kari

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  20. It was good. I always enjoy any visit with you. I hope the time with your mom and sis is special and you can all relax and have a good visit. Breakfast soon????

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  21. My youngest is going off to college. I am not only wondering where July went, but the last 18 years!! Love your seamstress work on your quilt. So warm and creative.

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  22. That quilt is beautiful. I love the colors.

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