Yukon wild

Yukon wild
Wild rose

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July, July

Our summer has finally arrived and so have the scheduled summer events and company.  First DD # 2 came home from Newfoundland for a one week visit. 

Then DD # 2, DH, two grandkids and I went to Edmonton for a family reunion.  All my siblings were there; my sister from Australia with her hubby and two grown children, my sister from New Brunswick and my brother and his wife from Seattle.  We were lucky enough to see approximately thirty-five of our relatives from both sides of the family.  And the weather was stupendous!  Sunny and 28 to 33 degrees C.  We were on the 31st floor of a downtown hotel.

IMG_5181 

We swam everyday, attended a street festival and a farmer’s market, visited Muttart Gardens, had lunch with both sides of the family and got to introduce our 86 year old aunt to our 92 year old aunt and spent an afternoon at the “official” reunion in the park eating lots of food and playing croquet, Boccia, volleyball and chatting.  I didn’t make it to any quilt shops.

IMG_5183

Then one of my dearest friends sent me an e-mail and said she was coming from Toronto for a visit.  Our summer arrived just in time for her visit.  She was here for four days and we had a busy and active time.  We spent two days sailing, attended a BBQ with about thirty friends, walked in the desert….

 IMG_5207

made many things rhubarb – rhubarb and strawberry pie, rhubarb coffee cake, rhubarb jam, rhubarb juice, oh and blueberry muffins.  We had a cookout and hike on one of the mountains….

IMG_5217

IMG_5218

then a day long visit with one friend and dinner with another couple.  All kinds of people that never make it out from Whitehorse showed up that weekend!

I’m back at work for three days, then we have another couple of friends arriving on Saturday for a four day visit.  Then we are hopefully off on a five day sailing trip with some other friends. 

Needless to say I haven’t got a lot of sewing done recently.  I did make these hexie flowers for my June swap partner…

IMG_5158

And these blocks for the July New Bee recipient… 

IMG_5163

And these blocks for my July six inch block swap partner.

IMG_5201

Sometime in the next couple of days I need to finish my hexie flowers for my July swap partner and my round on the Mystery Round Robin block for this month. 

But since I’m not going to get much other sewing done in the next few weeks I’m going to tackle another creative project.  I’m going to do a seven day picture an-hour-project.  I’ll start this week with tomorrow,Thursday, then do Friday next week, and so on.  I haven’t figured much else out about my rules for myself but I’m sure I’ll make up a few.

See you tomorrow with my photo an hour post!

Janet

10 comments:

  1. Wow Janet, one photo an hour, is this night and day?? Lovely to catch up with so many of the family.no wonder the quilting shops didn't even get an honourable mention.So glad you have some lovely summer weather, here we will probably have about 3 Celsius tonight. Cheers, jean.

    ReplyDelete
  2. so glad you had a good time... draw breath occasionally wont you? lol x

    ReplyDelete
  3. well you have certainly have been embracing the socialising. How wonderful that you have had so much family and friend time.
    Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nice to hear summer has arrived along with some family to enjoy . So good to hear you are having a good time . Look forward to your photos.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What beautiful pictures! It sounds like you are making the very best out of every hour this summer. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Even though you were busy with family and friends you still managed to get some sewing done...
    So nice you had lots of fun..

    ReplyDelete
  7. Sounds like you've been busy and everyone enjoyed the family gathering!

    ReplyDelete
  8. sounds like you are having a fabulous time...way to go!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. How neat to see lots of family at the same time! Doing it in installments has a few rewards but I can cluck lowder with more chicks under the wings. Look forward to the photo treat.

    ReplyDelete