I've been working on multiple projects... both inside and outside... that have been consuming a lot of time. My running has also picked up during the summer and I'm running 45 minutes two days a week with a longer (~1.5 hr) run on the weekends. I've gotten more fit, which I'm happy about. I haven't quite broken the 30 minute barrier on a 5k, but I chalk up the last one to running when it was 77 degrees and 95% humidity. Yuck!
Here's a few of the various projects that are on-going....
1. This is a quilt called Heat Wave by Judy Laquidara. Its been stalled a bit due to working on other projects, but its in good shape. I have to make a large pieced border yet in a snail's tail pattern, but I've made those blocks before and know how to get them to come out right.
2. The reason #1 is stalled.... a friend at work had a second child earlier this summer, so I've been working on a pair of quilts (one for child #1 and one for the new child). Sadly, I'm WAY behind on this and I'm still not done with either quilt. The baby was born in June, but the way I see it (or rationalize it) is that they won't need the blankets until it gets cold anyway. :)
#3. In late May/early June, we went on a vacation to Myrtle Beach. It was absolutely gorgeous and we had perfect weather. The first photo is from the first morning there. We had a tropical storm that was heading out from the prior day (hence the clouds), but the rest of the week was perfect.
#4. I've gotten my groove back with needlepoint. This is where it was earlier in the summer and the second photo is from the past few days. I'm finally on to page 4... of 20+ pages. A ways to go yet....
#5. With the great weather we've had this summer, there's been a lot of work being done outside. First and foremost is the stone wall that my husband has been building. He picks out the rocks... I help him cement them all into place. This is only one half of the wall. There will be an arbor on the left of the picture before the second half of the wall starts up again.
All in all, its been a good summer. It went by quickly, but hopefully we will still have several weeks of good weather before the true cold starts to set in.
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations