Monday, August 4, 2014

The Month of July and August Goals

July is always a busy family-filled month, and I would not have it any other way.  I was able to sneak in some sewing time and finished the quilt for Margaret's Hope Chest


While "Scatter Sunshine" is not my favorite quilt, I had a lot of fun making it.  And I think of the recipient often, even though it will be someone I have never met. 

I also was able to start a really fun hand sewing project.  I am making the Dancing Daisies drunkard's path quilt. 


I don't have much more to show on this project, because I have mostly been preparing pieces to sew.  I was hoping it would be a portable sewing project, but for some reason when we are out and about my boys keep me too busy to sew.  :)


Plus, I took a week off of quilting to organize photos of my boys.  I printed more than 600 photos and have put them in special 4 x 6 photo sheet protectors for my boys.  It had been a year and a half since I had last printed pictures of my boys.  (Hmm... that's about when I started quilting again.)  They are excited to be able to see these pictures of themselves.  Sometime I may do some more scrapbooking, but for now they are organized, and I feel great! 


At the end of July, I finished a quilt top for my Sister-in-law.  It is now basted and ready to quilt, so my August goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes is to quilt, bind, label and gift this floral quilt.


She will be flying home to Germany this week, so it needs to be a fast finish.  I have been so busy with family, that I will have to make time to quilt it.  I know August is going to be a busy month getting Cheetah and Panda ready for the new school year, so I am glad I will be finishing my goal early again.  :)

Have a great month!

XX,
Jasmine 

9 comments:

  1. Looks like you're pretty busy right now! I really love the start of your dancing daisies, looks like it could be stunning. And I know what you mean with hand sewing out and about with children. We went up to the park yesterday afternoon and I took a perfect, portable bit of sewing thinking I'd get lots done, of course it didn't happen!

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  2. You've had a busy month, my friend! I like your quilt! Lovely boys, lovely photos, wonderful memories for them :)

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  3. Very cool that you took the time out to actually print photos of your boys and put them in an album. I love going home and looking through all the albums from my childhood, so I know they will appreciate that for years to come. :)

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  4. love the update and your three boys are so cute! So nice that the pictures are in a book for them to look at too.

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  5. "Scattered Sunshine" lives up to its name beautifully, and I really like it. Such a happy quilt. :-)
    Cute kids, Jasmine. I just want to say, "Hahahaha!" to the idea of handwork-on-the-go with a young, energetic family to tend! I couldn't pull it off, either, at that stage of my family life. Oh, well, that's what tv time is for.

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  6. Ohh love your drunkard's path! Curved piecing has been one of my favourite things, lately!

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  7. Love all of your works in progress and curved seams and handsome boys!

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  8. Love the quilts but the picture of the boys steals the show.

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  9. Another month of wonderful finishes, quilts and scrapbooks included.

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