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.
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.
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….
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….
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…
And these blocks for the July New Bee recipient…
And these blocks for my July six inch block swap partner.
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!