What I Did On My Summer Vacation
Wow. Ok, so I know that it’s such a blogger cliché, and that it drives people crazy, but…I can’t believe I haven’t posted since May! It’s been a busy summer, and while I’ve taken tons of pictures (evidence: I just dumped 98 new photos into my photostream), I haven’t actually managed to upload anything to Flickr or blog about my comings and goings in months. But I HAVE been creating, so I’ve got lots to share. In the next few days I’m going to try to write a series of posts about some of the highlights, so stay tuned.
So what have I been up to? Well, I’ve managed to finish up a few WIPs that have been hanging around a tad too long, I helped my brother and new sister-in-law move into their first home, I spent quite a bit of time helping my maternal grandmother get settled into the home she moved into last winter (her sewing room had never been properly set up, nor had all her artwork been hung), I’ve been plugging away at the thesis (slowly…), I’ve put up about a zillion jars of peaches, I took a class on pattern design and block printing from the always extraordinary Lizzy House (I’ll be posting more about that soon), and last but certainly not least, I spent some perfect days at Bekanon. A pretty good summer, all in all.
All that said, I’m glad, as I usually am at this time of year, that things are settling back into a more normal routine. I love the summer, but I really do believe that it’s made sweeter due to its fleeting nature. (And yes, that IS the classic rationalisation of a snow-bound Canadian, but I stand by it!)
I’ll be back later with my first catch-up post, but for now I’ll leave you with a photo of a project my Nana just recently finished:
This is the quilt that she made for my brother Philip and new sister-in-law Caroline for their wedding, which was back in May. She’s 84 years old, and she hand-quilted the whole, queen-sized thing all herself. I hope I’m still being so productive when I’m her age!
I hope you all had fabulous summers as well, and here’s to an equally fabulous autumn.