Let's start off with my June Schnibbles. It is the pattern State Fair and I really enjoyed doing this one. Not only did I love the fabric in this charm pack (Wrapped in Paisley), but it went up quickly and I think turned out beautifully.
Also this month I completed my barn quilt block which was done in the Pineapple pattern. Pineapple has always been one of my favorite quilt patterns so I was pleased to see it as this month's selection.
Another project that was in the works for this month was my Snowballs. These were blocks that I received last year when we did a novelty print 5" swap. I think that I may sash them with a black and white fabric. I also think that this will make a fabulous I Spy quilt.
Family life has been busy as well for June. We had a wonderful Father's Day brunch with most all of the kids and grandchildren. The food was delicious, but the company was so much better!!!
One always has to admire little boy's attraction to water - a puddle or a fountain makes no difference.
We celebrated the wedding of our nephew and his new bride. It was a lovely wedding with a lot of Hawaiian traditions as the bride's family has some Hawaiian blood in them.
As well, I attended my 45th (gulp) high school reunion. We had a very small class of about 70 girls. It was an all girl's school and it was fun to reconnect with the ones that made it to this one. It's funny how your teachers always seemed SO OLD when we were in high school. Now we are all in the same age "group". I mean....they were in their early 20s and that was OLD!!!
Momma tortoise was busy laying not one, but two batches of eggs again this year. This is the third year in a row that she has laid two batches. It never ceases to amaze me when I look at the size of those eggs and then look at her. Guess it is much like having a human baby.
Speaking of babies, our daughter and SIL are expecting at any moment now. We are all on baby alert, but I am fairly sure that the doctor will not let her go past her due date which is Thursday. She really wants to make it to the 4th of July party here. We will see.
The garden has been busy providing me with lots of extra chores like making jams and pie fillings. As you can see, boysenberry season is in full swing around here.
Yesterday was another granddaughters birthday. Ms B turned nine and requested skirts made by Grandma. I gladly obliged her request.
Is it ever too early to get a granddaughter interested in sewing? This one seems to love my selvage edges that a friend gave to me.
One question.....did anyone else get teary eyed when they saw Toy Story 3? It was sooo good and I will not ruin the story for anyone going to see it. We took a few of the kiddos and saw it in 3 D. Excellent!!!
I have enjoyed entertaining the Flat Princess for the last few weeks and will do a complete post about her later this week. I put all of the names in a pot and chose one out to see where she would be off to next. She has packed her bags and is now winging her way to Canada to spend a few weeks at Peas Corner. Please be sure to check her out there and put your name in if you would like to entertain her next. I just wish that I could have gone with her as she continues on this fabulous journey.