It is probably pretty safe to say we have all heard of "Where's Waldo"... but my question is "Where did June go???"
Where it may have dashed off to, I cannot say but, I CAN say I successfully completed my June One Month Goal. AND I can say linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts made it all worth it... because she gives prizes! And I won one. Woohoo! I am awaiting the arrival of an Oliso mini travel iron. I'm so excited!
Now, talk about incentive to set a goal and complete it!
The OMG for July is to complete the memory quilt that I am currently working on.
Normally, it would be no big deal, as I am typically able to do one, start to finish, in about 10 days... sometimes only one week, depending on the size and complexity of the pattern.
Gosh! No wonder it seems as though I have been in my studio cutting for... everrrrrrr. ✂✂✂
Last week I had estimated that I would get at least 6 blocks fully pieced. Boy was I wrong!
Oh, of course my plans went awry when we got the message that our daughter planned to spend the day with us on July 4th. Not only did we have church in the morning, but we hosted a big BBQ for members as well as the local community.
It was great fun!
|Our Little Fire Crackers 💗|
|A fun game of Jenga with Kampa|
|Great-Grandma with little Hanna, now 2 months old|
She was obviously tired since she had her Momma
up early requesting a feeding and entertainment.
While I didn't get any blocks pieced as I had hoped, I did get all of the pieces cut and snowball corners done on Friday. The HST sewing happened on Saturday afternoon.
It took a long time to get the HSTs trimmed to size, but NOW I am ready to roll.
I'm not going to put a time frame on it since I was so far off with my previous estimation... thus my goal for getting it done by the end of July.
We have a couple of camping trips planned for the near future, including a weekend with the grands, our daughters and one SIL. Two years ago we made a special trip with our oldest, her husband and the kiddos, and then last year we had a "Nolan Family Cabin Camping Weekend" with our girls and the grands (no, the sons-in-law were not brave enough to join us).
Though with each activity there were text messages and pictures sent to them with responses that were similar to "oh, I wish I was there" or "that looks fun, or "that looks really good", in the case of the food photos. The replies were always "You should have gone camping!"
It was filled with such fun, good food, crazy laughter and so many memories that the grands asked to do it again. And what Grandparent could turn THAT down??? You bet we are making it happen. The "camp crafts" have been planned and all the necessary supplies acquired. We will be doing tie-dye shirts, "pour art" or "blow art", some nature projects with photo paper, learning gun and archery safety and shooting a pellet gun and the bow. There will probably be some games, lots and lots of food, whittling for the oldest with the pocket knife we gifted him at Christmas, and who knows what else we might find to do.
My Mom will be joining us again for at least one day, making 4 generations of camping memories. There is nothing better!
I have many memories of camping with my grandparents... A three week trip of visiting Arches National Monument, Salt Lake City, Yellowstone and the Tetons is a stand out, but there were so many more!
What are some of your favorite memories with your grandparents?
Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you!
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