Monday, June 10, 2013

Balancing Acts

In my last post I wrote about my daughter's early complaints of summer boredom.  She has had to eat those words.  Since this last post, she's performed at an end of season gymnastics exhibition, spent a week at a Parks and Rec camp, and spent five days (and nights) in the Mark Twain National Forest camping and canoeing!  I'm pretty sure she has had a blast with all these activities, even tipping the canoe in the cold, clear waters of the North Fork River!  I must say, I enjoyed camping and canoeing, too...even though I had no cell phone service, no access to the internet, and had to drive to the "restroom" and "showers."  Anyone who knows me, knows I'm not much of an "outside" kind of person!  And, by the way, camping is A LOT of work!  That said, I did have fun, but I'm glad to be home and I'm anxious to get back into my sewing room in order to finish up the last few of my Improvisational Piecing  Craftsy course.  I've had such an awesome time working on these projects.  I finished my Do Over Quilt the night before we left for our camping trip.  I'm super happy with the results:

Do Over Quilt (Back)

I decided to use a decorative stitch for the quilting.  I would have never even thought about trying that had it not been for the course instructor, Jacquie Gering.  I love the result! I'm excited to bring this little quilt to the next Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild .  Oh, did I mention I joined this Guild?  Well, I finally did it!  I went to my first meeting in May and joined a few days later.  I'm thrilled to be a part of the Guild and I can't wait to get involved! 

I hope you are enjoying your summer so far!  It's been crazy busy for me already....what happened to "the lazy days of summer?"  Nothing lazy about it so far for me...Wallace, however, may have it figured out!

Until next time!



  1. Sounds like fun family activities, but know how cold those rivers can be, yowza.....lovely quilt so fresh and light, great decorative stitch! xox

  2. Thanks for sharing this in the Modern Mini Challenge! Great colors!

  3. Sounds like you've been busy...I'm with Wallace! Love the quilt...the decorative stitching is great!