Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I'm Back!!!

What a few weeks it has been.
10 to 12 people in the household
at all times.

 I have been working behind the scenes though...
Above is the final border that is going on all
four sides of
Buttercream Summer
to finish it!

Here are some of the 
in-process pics...
And I've been steadily working at
Parisian Summer...
Above I started out with one color of thread
for the 'writing...
then tried another...
Only to rip out both...
and start completely over...
with a thread that was a color way
in between the two...
Ain't pickin' fun???!!!
Now about what else has been happening around here 
the last few weeks...
Lots of cooking and family dinners...
Nights of Jamming...

Little one reading Shabby Chic while daddy plays guitar!
The Guitar Man serenading us with Miss Emily trying to play along...

There were Scrabble games on the terrace...
I was accused of cheating when I bumped the board when it was all coming to an end and I was losing.
Can you believe that?

 Teaching Miss Emily to sew...

Little one had to get in on this though...
Future Quilters???
Finally Mama came...
And hauled him away...

But he was always coming back...
Getting into Grandma's fabric paints...
Who me???

Priceless pics...
There were days at the lake,
shopping down Main Streets,
lunches at cafes
and all in all we had a great time.

But now I must say...
the peace and quiet after 3 weeks...
is pure bliss!

Back to the pile of work waiting for me...


  1. What a great summer you have been having! It looks like you all know how to have fun and entertain each other. And even managed to get a little sewing in on the side!

  2. buttercream summer border is such a happy piece. i love the hexagonal flowers and the colors of it all.

  3. I was think of you today, I'm glad that the away time was filled with love, music, family and stitchin'!
    Blessings, pokey

  4. What a fun summer, however I'm so glad you're back. Can't wait to see what you'll be up to over the next several months. Hugs

  5. That is a large crowd for that many days - great fun, great pictures, beautiful stitching and wonderful peace and quiet again!!!

  6. Your work and ideas are amazing....

    Love the little ones and family photos.

  7. Hi John'aLee.... What a wonderful summer you have had... It is great to so much family around... I love the sewing you are doing... Welcome back... Hugs :)

  8. What beautiful pictures. I love seeing happy families playing together :-)

  9. O what a beautiful stitchery. :))
    I love guitar and country music too.

  10. Love the stitching! Looks like a busy but fun time!~ Enjoy the calmer days. :-)

  11. You have a lovely family. Thanks for sharing them with us. I love the final border. Looking forward to seeing it all together.

  12. Looks like you had a wonderful time! Glad you're back - hopefully we can get together sometime this fall!!

  13. I love the border - so beautiful, sweetie! Looks like a wonderful time, nothing better than family....but I know you're enjoying the peace and quiet, lol!

  14. Family time is so precious. I am glad you got away from "work" to enjoy them all. What cuties!
    I love the border for Buttercream.

  15. You have had some fun times. Looks like a great summer!

  16. how precious...memory making times... now for some peace and to sew
    Hugs Dawn x x x

  17. So much detail in your work - and I can't believe you got any done with that lot around. You must have some wonderful memories to mull over now that it's quieter.
    Teresa x

  18. Love all the pics and it looks like you all had a wonderful time!
    The quilt is just gorgeous and I love the borders you are putting together. I have got to really get serious with mine!!

  19. Welcome back Utah girl of times past! Missed you. Hugs...