Here we are well into August already. The days are getting noticeably shorter and the grandchildren return to school on Monday. It's hard to believe another summer is quickly coming to an end.
The summer chores continue. I tried something new this year and am quite pleased with the results. We have a couple of pinot noir grape vines growing over a structure and it is loaded with grapes this year. What's a gal to do? Make wine???? Nah...I'm not good at stomping and getting my toes purple. How about jelly???? I can do that!! It made the prettiest jelly - a rosy color and it tastes great.
In about a week we are going to have three little ones with us while their mommy and daddy buzz off to Hawaii for a little getaway. I decided to make them a couple of soft fleece blankets to give them a little comfort. They were easy and fast projects, but fun nonetheless.
During the wonderful Christmas Hop that was recently showcased I won a darling Christmas mini from Joan at Moose Stash Quilting blog. I just love it and she did such an amazing job on it. I know the little ones will get a thrill when they see it hanging during the holidays. If you have ever wanted to see an amazing scrap quilt, you need to go visit her blog. Trust me....it will blow you away and it is reversible!!!
I am officially all caught up on my Just Takes 2 blocks with these last two applique blocks. The newest ones will keep me busy with MORE applique. Oh dear!! I think I have tried every type of applique known now and I am not sure it is getting much better.
I also finished my mini quilt for the ALQS7 swap. I really liked the aqua fabric in this one. I wish I had more of it for other things.
#6 star from the Temecula Summer Star QAL is now added to the bunch.
The newest little one is home and doing great. She is such a good baby - sleeps well and is so mellow. I think the other children think of her as a doll meant to be dressed up!