I'm linking up today -- for the first time -- with a Fresh Sewing Day over at Lily's Quilts. As a new month begins, Lynne and many linklings blog about projects and activity from the outgoing month. Despite some moaning and groaning about all the work I'm doing, I actually did a fair amount of stitching this month...so here it goes: my August in retrospect.
The month began with a Natural Dyeing workshop at The Workroom. The quilting cotton, silk, linen and wool yarn I dyed early in the month will definitely be making some return appearances here...but for now they're stashed away.
There was a lot of hexie making and hexie contemplation going on this month. At the beginning of the month I spent some time staring at the Loulouthi hexagons I had made for Lynne and Gayle's Hexalong.
By mid-month I had completely rethought my approach, and started making "constellations" of hexies.
And currently the hexie constellation quilt is still growing, albeit at a slow pace. As always, let's just pretend that the beauty of the hexies is enhanced by a backdrop of urban decay (aka my garden patio).
I managed to finish two bed-size quilt projects from earlier in the summer: "In Bloom" for my mum
and "Sweet Pea" for little Frida.
I stalled a bit on the Mystery Quilt (I will catch up, I will, I will!), but I managed to pull together some blocks for the Farmer's Wife Quilt-along.
I made a good start on a Garden Fence quilt that will be -- must be! -- completed this week.
Oh yes, and I made 20 cloth napkins.
Hmmm...that was a bit, wasn't it? Just writing this up makes me want to take a nap, but it also makes me want to sew -- and the sewing always seems to win out against the sleeping!
It feels a little bittersweet to think that summer is (essentially) over, and I need to set some realistic goals for myself for the months to come. I'd love to hear what others are hoping to achieve this month -- I know for some the beginning of a school year is a welcome relief, and for others of us it means that things heat up. What will you be doing and making?
And if you're not yet ready to stop reminiscing about August, linger at Fresh Sewing Day for a while.