Oh hello. Summer is in full swing around here and it’s already been a busy one. No sewing for me last week. Well, I take that back, there was a little bit of sewing with some new recruits!
Last week I was in charge of our church camp for teenage girls. To say May was stressful would be an understatement. (Insert wide-eyed emoji here.) Prepping and traveling to Quilt Market + Graduation + prepping for Girls Camp made life a little crazy. And sleep deprived.
Once we got to camp though, I started feeling better. Our camp was held in this gorgeous little valley in northern Utah. It’s becoming one of my favorite spots. Everything is SO green this time of year, plus lots of natural wild flowers this year. That carpet of gold was so beautiful. I was definitely wishing I had a quilt or two so I could use this as a backdrop. Oh well – it’s still pretty spectacular even without a quilt in the picture. 😉
On our way to camp we stopped and toured the large Humanitarian Service center in Salt Lake City. That place is amazing. So much good being sent around the world as well as helping folks down the street. And since I was calling the shots, when they asked if we’d like to help tie humanitarian quilts, I, of course, said yes.
PS – The Humanitarian Center takes fabric and batting donations for these humanitarian quilts. I will track down the information for donating – send me an email if you’d like more information.
I also revived a long-lost skill-set from my past – woven friendship bracelets. I was feeling pretty good about myself when I found I could still put those dormant skills to use!
Last Friday night I came home and crashed HARD. Of course, the week I was away was the Utah Shop Hop for local quilt shops. I managed to squeeze a couple quick visits on Saturday afternoon. One is Pine Needles in Salt Lake City. (Free pattern for the pixelated rose quilt here.)
Pine Needles was featuring my quilts with their Gingham Girls fabric. (Looks like the red was popular!)
Speaking of Gingham Girls: if you’re having a hard time tracking it down, I have good news. Riley Blake is printing more and it will be available in July – including more precuts! So stay tuned.
In the meantime, following all of this crazy hoopla in May, I’m going to be doing less here on the website this month. I’m going to spending time having adventures with my family before my little graduate heads off to college at the end of the month. I’ll check in periodically, but am looking forward to a little break. And I think I’ll have some fun things to share later this summer. I hope you’re enjoying some summer relaxation yourself!