Hey there! I didn't mean to be gone for so long, but you know...life happens. I'm glad to be back in time for the holidays...so much to do and so little time!
I dusted off my sewing machine this week and broke open this fat quarter bundle of Milk, Sugar and Flower fabric I bought back in February. It looked so pretty on my shelf it was a bit painful to actually use it.
I used the Yellow Brick Road pattern by Atkinson Designs. It's an oldie but a goodie. Looking back I wish I would have thrown in some solids, or some more saturated small prints to break it up a bit. Also I would have thrown out the orange. Sophie loves it to pieces and that's what matters, plus the prints are so darling and dainty. I found a little bit of the fabric still for sale (and on sale!) here.
Just as I was getting ready to press this quilt top for the last time the power went out...for 2 days. So it still needs some ironing.
Instead of me going to Houston Quilt Market this year we took a family vacation to Hawaii. It was heavenly just to be there with nothing to do except play with the kids and explore. We are lucky to have family that live there and have room for us to stay with them!
Ben is obsessed with fishing and fish and everything fish related, so Jay and I were super excited to take him snorkeling for the first time. We briefly showed him how, and a few minutes later he popped his head out of the water and said "Mom....this is BLOWING MY MIND. Thank you for bringing me here to see this!". Then he snorkeled for 2 weeks straight. One of the best things about being a parent is sharing amazing things with my kids for the first time and seeing their joy and amazement... even when it's not as cool as snorkeling in Hawaii.
I hope you are all having a wonderful start to your Holiday season and I'll be back soon...I missed you, and blogging!!!