Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer, at last!

It has been exactly one month since I have posted here. 
For those of us who have children still at home, we all know that May/June can be crazy months. The school year is ending, final projects need to be finished, the kids want to get together with their friends before the summer begins, there are parties to attend, final exams, and the list goes on and on.
As a home-school parent, I have the added responsibility of making sure that the children's portfolios are ready for the school district. Evaluations were on Monday, so we are all letting out a huge sigh of relief.
Yes, summer, at last!!!

It's not that I haven't found time for sewing, it's just that putting thoughts coherently in a blog post was simply not going to happen. My mind was in way too many places at once.Getting to sit at my machine at all was my daily Zen moment.
I had fun making another pillow cover for an Intro to Paper-piecing class and managed to get another gift done for my
Two done...three to go!

When Masha was the first to add her name to my Pay-It-Forward list, she commented that she would like to receive something with white daisies. I went to the internet and searched for fabric and was excited to find this. How perfect!

I made a mini wall hanging and quilted a big daisy on it. It made its way to Russia, and I think 
she was happy. 
I had a lot of solid and tone-on-tone fabrics left over from my Tumbling Block quilt and a drawer full of Kaffe fabric, so I pulled out a Judy Niemeyer pattern called "Waterfalls." I threw in a Happiness is...Peanuts zig zag fabric and went to work.

This was the result.

Well, it's hard for me to believe that June is already coming to an end. I don't even want to think that I have two months of summer before the school year begins again. I know how months fly by these days. It almost feels like a blink, and they're gone.
For now, I will simply try to breathe, be in the moment, and enjoy each day!


Beth Schuster said...

Hi Holly- I love the quilts you have whipped up! I had a nice time visiting quilt stores in Rapid City, SD. I bought some patterns and fabric.

Iris deV said...

Totally lovely, as always! I know exactly what you mean with the last months of the school year being crazy. I have been running this way and that with all three and the kids themselves (particularly the girls) are exhausted. My son is better, though, now that the pressure is off. We found a nice private school, very alternative, where he will probably spend the next year...

Masha Novoselova said...

:) yes, I was really happy :) to get those daisies from you! THANK you again!
so interesting waterfall quilt!