It's been a quiet couple of weeks around here, and I like it like that. In checking around at some of my favorite blogs, I see several people are taking a blog break over the summer; and I can see why. There are so many things going on that's it hard to do it all.
My husband started a new job last week. Fortunately it was his choice and not something that was the result of this economy. He is happier when he gets home, and that's important.
On the sewing front, I am almost finished with this pillowcase. I have yet to make the buttonholes and sew on the buttons. This is Minick & Simpson's picture; they do a better job than I do at taking pictures.
I also made a few of these pincushions from a Miss Rosie pattern. They turned out a lot bigger than I expected. I want to make the strawberry pincushion as well, but that will have to wait.
And have you seen these? These scrap bags were handed out last week at our quilt meeting, and Audrey picked one up for me. In my bag were cuts from the Blessings line, and they are beautiful. I am making another Petits Fours tablerunner, and it's going to be a winner. The colors of my scraps were mostly reds, greens, and tans; so I'll use this at Christmastime.
In the evenings I have been doing a lot of cross stitch. One of the engineers where I work is starting to make frames, and I've asked him to frame something I finished years ago. I'm hoping his work will be nice and that his price will be fair.
I hope you are doing well and are enjoying these last few days of summer.