Wednesday, July 2, 2014

June Reads




*All links are to the Goodreads description page.

WiP Wednesday: Some Sewing For Myself

This past week I have been doing some sewing just for myself. And boy does it feel good to get some of this projects that I have been floating around in my head started.

First, I finally am in the final piecing stages of this queen size quilt for our bed! Of course I ran out of thread on Monday and my order isn't coming in until Wednesday. But at least I got quite a few of the rows and sashing sewn together. Now to just plow through the rest, thinking this will be a nice project to work on in the evenings over the 4th of July weekend.

This week I also cut out a few grocery totes from Michelle Patterns. I LOVE this pattern, I need a bunch more since it is Farmer's Market season and I HATE using plastic bags!

Once I have these sewn together I will now have a small collection in all 3 sizes!

Happy Sewing!

Linking up with Lee from Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday!




Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June Favorites


  • No more baby gates! Nora has mastered going up and down stairs without assistance. Plus she learned how to open the gate, so Derek and I figured it was time for them to come down.
  • And no more highchair! Nora wanted to sit in the chairs just like mom and dad. Now we have a booster and she is much happier.
  • Gardening. We have a small deck garden and I love looking out and seeing our plants grow.
  • Biking. As a one car family, I'm car free during the day, so that means I either walk or bike everywhere. And biking has been great conditioning for my sore shins and knee.
  • Having Nora help me feed our dog Berrie. I scoop out the food, she carries the cup to Berrie's bowl then pours it into her bowl. Sometimes Nora misses the bowl, but Berrie is really good about cleaning up!
  • Camping! It was so much fun getting together with Derek's family and camp out for the weekend. And we have discovered that Nora loves the water!