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!