Back to sewing news.
Today my mother-in-law took the boys for a good chunk of the day for one last Camp Mimi. While they were off having a grand time, I ran a few errands and finished my block for do. Good Stitches (it took a while). In the Joy Circle this month we made Swoon Blocks in gray, green and blue. I will not lie, this was a lot of cutting. I started the block thinking, wow I could never make an entire quilt of these squares, but in the end I might have changed my mind. I mean, if you do all of your cutting at once it is not so bad, right? And I really do like the design. I hope it gives some comfort to the four year old boy, suffering from a rare degenerative disorder, and his family that will receive this quilt. I can't imagine the pain they are going through, but I do hope a quilt lovingly made by ladies all over the world helps them know that they are not alone.
While I was finishing up, I heard a rustling sound and knew the dog was getting into something, but couldn't figure out what would make that sound. Then it hit me, the kids' tent from ikea. Hoping I knew what happened I grabbed my phone and sure enough Bettis found some new digs.
This weekend I hosted a bridal shower for my cousin with my mother and aunt. I was on dessert duty. I made cupcakes and cookie favors.
In other wedding related news my husband and I are coming up on ten years (!) next month. To celebrate we just booked a hotel in Asheville (a two hour drive for us) for the night plus signed up for a bike tour and a foodie tour (yum, can't wait). He also revealed that he has been doing research and is planning to get us a new DSLR camera as our anniversary present. So the good news for you is that you will start to see real pictures in my posts again (hopefully better than ever, but I know there will be a steep learning curve) instead of just instagrams from my phone!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are settling in for a great week! xo - Courtney