Monday, August 8, 2011

The swing of things

Summer vacation 2011 is now officially over (for the grownups, anyway). Phil and I are both back at work, the kids are in daycare, and I'm looking at the calendar and trying to not Wig the Eff Out at all the things we've got coming up, not the least of which is getting ready for Émilie to go back to school... (Have I done ANY shopping for that? That'd be a big NO. Ack.)

Deep, cleansing breath... OK, I feel better. Mostly.

Over the weekend we had our plates full with shopping, gardening (my vegetable patch EXPLODED while we were away, thanks in no small part to Kate-The-Enabler's mad waterning skillz. Thanks Kate!), and laundry... oh, the laundry. Wow.

I managed to find the time for the stuff that matters to us all, of course.

I got caught up in one of the Quilt-alongs I'm doing (We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler)

I got a little knitting in and cast on for a new project (Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf - Mmmmm... Koigu)

I even managed to curl up with some new books that somehow found their way into my Chapters cart last time I was browsing on their site (isn't it funny how that happens?)

Slowly getting back into the swing of things :)

Happy Making, Everyone!


Mrhide said...

looks like I need to find myself a tractor :)

cauchy09 said...

gorgeous quilt blocks! welcome back!

Sinéad said...

Well, aren't you the busy bee? I love the photo of the quilts on the washing line :)
I love the colours of your Koigu. Oh, and school shopping? You're not alone in having nothing done!

sapphireblue said...

Glad you had a great time. Very nice quilt blocks.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Ooh! love that scarf pattern! Very nice. Can't wait to see how your scarf turns out. Did you ever finish that green scarf? Or did you never find it from it being lost? I can't recall.

That quilt is turning out to be awesome! Great shot on the line!

Back to school, already, eh? Wow, where did summer go? When all the craziness is over and the kids are settled - let's do lunch.

Dawn said...

Don't remind me about back to school...ugh! I love the quilt squares! Especially the purple one in the middle!