August was also a month for finishing projects! Around the house and yard we've been doing a lot of work landscaping and cleaning and we're starting to feel really proud of our little corner of earth! The best part was celebrating with friends over Labor Day - sitting back to enjoy how far we've come this year and sharing it with our favorites!
|We added a pool!!! My favorite part of this Summer!!|
|Mr. Django was our fantastic helper outside - always happy and just so darn cute!!|
|Watching sailboats from my office!|
|Labor Day was a fantastic celebration with the best of family and friends!!|
|I was feeling romantic, Summer date nights at the Fair!|
|Sunset sailing - from memories back home on Lake Ontario!|
|Made for me by the wonderfully talented Marie!|
Last night I finished my Guild's Modern Wall Hanging Challenge and am really, really happy with the outcome. I stared at the top for 2 months and doodled on post-its a ton until I figured out a theme I was happy with. My secret design helper, the Hubs, also came to the rescue when I worked myself into a corner! It is an amazing help to have a second pair of eyes to keep everything balanced and, in my case, to get the non-quilter's point of view!
|"Odd Feather" wall hanging, 20" by 23"|
|Feathers within feathers quilting. I took the feather motif of quilting, enlarged it as an applique then added more feather quilting in it. I have never been more proud of my quilting - so love the outcome!|
|Pieced back from scraps of the front, shows off a lot more of the quilting!|
See you all here soon with updates for the Lap Quilt Summer Challenge as I finish that one up!
Cheers and happy stitching!!
Music: "Big Black Car" by Gregory Alan Isakov