30 July 2013

Summer update

It's funny how a summer that feels busy to me can seem boring to my children.  At dinner tonight, Antonio remarked that the summer has been lonely (read "boring") so far.  This, after a six week visit from his grandmother, a mini-vacation in Twain Harte with a side trip to Yosemite, July 4th with family friends, day-trips Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Francisco, a couple of trips to the movie theater, and a week-long "summer camp" here at home with friends.  What's a girl gotta do to keep her kids entertained?  Sheesh!

Now that our guest is gone and things have gotten back to normal, my sewing mojo is slowly returning.  Lots of progress has been made on the binding for Goose Creek, thanks to an encore showing of Sharknado on Syfy, and some late night "Arrested Development" on Netflix.

This quilt should be finished in a day or so, at which time I can get back to Kieran's quilt.  Or my own quilt.  Or this chair.  Or curtains for the kitchen.  Or something from this book...

On the fabric stashing front, I made a little purchase at Joann's this weekend.  Upon walking into the premium fabric section, my eye was immediately drawn to these prints:

I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were a collection called Rosette from Juliana Horner.  It's the first collection from Anna Maria Horner's eldest girl.  Guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  There are four prints not represented here because I didn't buy them.  I'm thinking to go back to buy this one and this one.

In other summer news, I can't believe in a few short weeks Antonio and Martina (or as Kieran calls them, "Big Kids") will be back in school.  Martina's last year of elementary and Antonio's first in middle school.  I think I just got another gray hair. 


  1. What did he want to happen this summer? Poor lonely Antonio! :D

    Your goose creek quilt looks super cozy! "Sharknado," hehehe. Gah! I just remembered that I saw a white hair yesterday and forgot to pull it out!

  2. Aww, poor Antonio, such a tough life *sigh*


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