Hey! What happened to August?? Where'd it go? I was just getting used to summer, and now it's leaving! I want more August, please.
Seriously, August seems to have just evaporated! I guess it was a busy month. Pottery camp went very well, and both boys seemed to have had a good time. Lots of pottery was made, lots of fish were caught (and released), and plenty of canoe time was had. No one got homesick and no one got hurt so I'd call that pretty successful. The only glitch was the last few days of Boy #2, when we had some major septic issues. But he was a trooper and never complained. At least I didn't hear him complaining over my complaining. We finally got things all sorted out and squared away, after 3 days and many $$$. Did you ever notice that plumbers are hard to find over the weekend? And how come the septic only has issues on the weekend? Sure made me miss city sewer systems! Oh well, I guess it's the price we pay to enjoy the country life.
After that, the rest of the month is kind of a blur. I really don't remember anything much. I was having some allergy issues, and just trying to get caught up after pottery camp and the septic issues (lots of laundry). And, to add insult, yesterday, Aug 31st, our high temperature was 58* F and it rained all day. A little foretaste of what's to come. I swear, some of the trees are starting to turn, the flowers are all on their last legs, and it's starting to feel a little "autumn-y". I'm not ready!
Not a lot of sewing has been occuring here, what with all the other stuff going on. Plus, I was kind of "sewn out" after the two challenge quilts. And, I've been working on some secret projects, so I can't show you much of what has been happening in the studio. So, the last two days, my brain has seemed to kick in (finally) and I had some ideas. So, I made up some sample blocks to test my ideas.
I'm going to be participating in a block exchange with my friends from California, including Purple Pam and Roberta. We'll be using brights. Here's just a sample of what I've picked out. Think they're bright enough?? This one is gonna be fun! (And why won't this picture go in the center like the other ones??)