Tuesday, November 20, 2012

late summer snapshots

Where have we been and what have we been doing?  Here's a quick look...

In July we went to Missouri (hi Mom, hi Aunt Jan!), 

stopping in Illinois to see Lincoln's Log Cabin and help some historical reinactors make lunch.

 I participated in my first swap from the #talknt gang, receiving this awesome loot all the way from Hawaii! (Thanks again, Melanie!!)

I sent off this little Granny Square mini quilt, chock full of Denyse Schmidt fabrics.

The backing is more Denyse Schmidt from her DS Quilts line for Jo-Ann fabrics, the binding an awesome aqua stripe. Yummm!

 I packed it up with some goodies before sending it forth.

I finished this awesome shawl FOR MYSELF. With delicious birthday yarn (thanks Mom!).

 I got this quilt finished...

..just in time for this lovely gal's wedding in August!

In September, in between other super secret projects (and a lot of crazy work days) I got this sweater knitted for Norah:

And these slippers felted for Bennett.

October started with a trip to the Ft. Wayne Maker Faire where we ate twinkies 
shot from this hand-built vehicle:

Then raced this modded John Deere Power Wheels:

Down this course:
 And won.  Yesssss!

And at the end of October we flew with BOTH kids to Austin to see my sister wear red shoes...

 ...and get hitched beneath a beautiful tree to a wonderful guy who adores her.

Then we partied with these guys!

Then it was Halloween!
 (Yes, store bought. Something had to give. Jedi Paduan Learner and Baby Lulu!)

Then, the first weekend in November I had my first ever trip away from the family to Lake Michigan with some friends. Amazing. And hello Chicago! I see you across the water!

Phew!!! That was a lot of stuff. Condensed in VERY few pictures. With loads left out. We will have to catch up more thoroughly, methinks. And soon. But for now...

...from our busy family to yours: Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

1 comment:

Darling Jill Quilts said...

Great pictures! It looks like it was a very eventful summer/fall for your little family. :)