Friday, July 26, 2013

July FO Celebrations

It is July already. Time is flying by at the speed of light. My oldest daughter arrived with family in tow after a horrendous journey.  Their RV engine caught fire 2 hours into the journey. No one was injured. No possessions lost but a lot of stress and anxiety. They had been running on Murphy's law for weeks. They are here safe and sound now.

I got to hold my new granddaughter minutes after their arrival. The smell of a new baby is intoxicating, isn't it!
Logan seems to have grown a whole foot since seeing him last. He loves his quilt!

July is also my middle daughters birthday. It is a milestone year for her. She turns 30. Gosh, where has the time gone? As I remember it , that summer was really hot. Or was it just hot because we lived in a one bedroom apartment in NJ with no air conditioner. I couldn't wait for her to arrive. She was a preemie and showed up on the 21st. Life has never been the same since. I wanted to make her a birthday cake wall hanging but was that really going to mark 30 years? So instead I decided to make her an Owl wall hanging that just sings summer.

"My Summer Baby"
Shara  Loves IT!
I am determined to get my Easy Street quilt sandwiched and quilted. I want it on my bed by the end of the month. I have pushed it aside for months, making things for others. I need to look at something new and fresh when I wake up in the morning. I have made new curtains for my room, since the celestial ones just won't do!

Easy Street in Progress!

It's Done!!!!!

I was able to sew the blocks for Scrappy Trips last week. If  I can finish it by August I may be able to put the Christmas lap quilt away at last. Louie likes to snuggle with me at night using that quilt. It will be nice to have a new one to share at TV time!


Still needs a border but I am closer to finishing than before...

I made my final AAQI mini quilt. Deadline is July 31, 2013. It came out cute!

Duck n Out
By Aileen Kline

What's up for August? Maybe a baby quilt for a friend  He is almost a year old. Nice to get it done before he is a teenager!

See what everyone else has been up to here at NEWFO Linky Party

Happy Quilting
Aileen in Florida


  1. You've had an exciting month and I'm glad all turned out well! Your granddaughter is adorable! Looks like you've accomplished lots too! One of these days I'm going to start a Scrappy Trips. ~Jeanne

  2. So cute! Your granddaughter is cute as a button. You've been very busy with all of that. Thanks for linking up.

  3. Easy Street was not and 'easy' quilt and bless you in completing it. We tend to forget to make things for ourselves, good for you.

  4. Congratulations for getting Easy Street completed! Mine is still waiting for borders. I've ordered the backing fabric for it and found out that it was back ordered. Maybe I'll get it done before Bonnie's next mystery!

  5. "My Summer Baby" is so cute. Hope middle DD loved it. You had a pretty successful July. Congrats on the finishes. Easy Street turned out beautifully.

  6. So glad your family is ok! Wowsers what an awful way to start a trip! Cute grandkids! All of your projects are wonderful!

    1. I'm new to this and came across a post added by Aileen to Pat Sloan's site about her finding bird clips at a Target. I live in Texas and so far am having a hard time finding them.
      Do you still have some or did you send them all to Pat?
      Thank you for your time,

  7. It's so nice to meet another Bonnie Groupie! LOL Your Easy Street turned out so beautiful! And those scrappy trips blocks are very addicting! I don't know how long I have sat here and played with this little cat on the bottom of your page! Too cute! LOL