Today was our first kayak trip of the year. We went to a reservoir that is quite secluded and usually not at all crowded. Not so today. The parking lot was full and cars were parked on the road. Still, compared to other local lakes, it was peaceful and quiet and a wonderful way to celebrate the unofficial start to summer.
Our other fun activity this weekend was attending GeoWoodstock. If you’re familiar with geocaching, this is a mega event that drew cachers from all over the world. And it was held right in our backyard this year. A new geotrail was opened in our beautiful City Park, and there were seminars, vendors, swaps, and anything else you can think of that is geocaching related. It was a huge success, and a big boon to our economy! DH and I don’t geocache as much as we used to, but we had to attend this awesome event.
In other news, I’ve been on a binding binge since my last post.
Is now this.
I don’t like this at all. It was pieced a couple of years ago, and I wasn’t happy with their idea for the actual flowers, so I made mine different. I’m going to add some more quilting and see if I can improve it. If anyone wants it, let me know.
This is just a little table topper that was waiting to be quilted. I quilted flowers, and had fun with it.
Some of you may have contributed to this little beauty. These are blocks from Block Swap Adventure. Again, it was just waiting to be quilted. It’s finished just in time for Memorial Day and 4th of July celebrations.
And this is my green scrap project for the week. Pop over to Angela’s blog to see more green scrappiness. I still need to add some button “ornaments” and a star at the top. That’s what I’ll be working on after I hit ‘publish’ for this post. I actually received one of these last year for Christmas from my friend Maria, and I just loved it. Imagine my surprise when I was looking through my patterns one day and realized that I had the pattern. It suggests that you applique through all the layers in lieu of quilting, and using that technique makes the appliqued pieces a little puffy, which I love!
I have another green project almost finished, and a surprise for DH, who’s birthday is tomorrow. I’ll save them for the next post.
I’ve had a couple of job interviews recently, and another is scheduled for the coming week. Cross your fingers that I find employment soon. Quilting is not a cheap hobby!
Keep on stitching……..Sunny