Yes indeed! It's August already, and I'm sure by now many of you are looking forward to fall weather. It has been a hot and humid summer, but some things we have to endure while we wait for the nicer things. I hope this finds you all healthy and keeping those fingers busy with beautiful colors.
I just got back home from nearly a month long vacation. I had looked forward to the getaway to NH for over a year, but didn't realize just how much I needed it as well. New Hampshire is my home state, and I have so much family and good friends there. I saw a number of my cousins that I hadn't seen in 33 years! Imagine that! When we got together, it was just like we had never parted. What fun and I love them all so much. Got to see more cousins and my son and his beautiful wife along with grandchildren and a great grand. There were so many things going on and every one of them was fun. Trivia nights with dinner out a couple of times a week. Watching my daughter-in-law as she played pickleball. Got to know lots of friends of hers. Walks and a camping trip. Spending a day at the beach I went to as a child a lot. Taught my little grand, Isaiah, how to catch tiny crabs there and he loved swimming there. I learned to play Phase 10 and we played nearly every night. I now miss everyone and am determined that my next trip to NH will be a lot sooner than this one.
A beautiful wall quilt that I found for $5.00 at a thrift shop. It has a name and a date of 1997 on the back, and it stitching is beautiful. It looks brand new, and I'm getting ready to hang it. It's 35" x 35".
When I left for my trip, I brought a piece with me that is in my rotation pieces. Once up there, I realized that I had left a number of the specialty threads at home! Duh! Needless to say, I didn't get a lot of stitching done, but this is what I was working on.