Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fresh Sewing Day July

I graduated! Well, walked in the ceremony. My thesis is in the final stages of writing and due to be submitted later this summer. But, the pomp and circumstance occurred, family was out, and a good time was had by all. It wasn't even disgustingly hot. Hot, yes. Disgusting, no. So, does a Ph.D. count as a finish? I'm going to say yes.

Before graduation I finished a plethora of bee blocks, serendipitously all star-related. The celebrations got a bit in the way of sewing as I had to pack up my sewing machine and related paraphernalia to accommodate my parents, brother, and nieces in our apartment for a couple weeks, but I did do some hand stitching while camping with Dave's parents earlier in the month. I made great strides on my (still nameless) Color Affection shawl and a hexie sewing machine bee block while in the great outdoors, but they didn't get finished until I flipped to July on the calendar. One small project eeked in before all the guests arrived, as it was a gift for my mom, but other than that June was another lean month indeed! It's ok though, life has certainly been exciting :)

5. A friend and I (on right) all smiles at commencement, funny hats, hoods, and all

I'm looking forward to July being more relaxed and being done with my bee commitments all *ahead* of time as I'm more accustomed to doing. As it stands I'm a touch behind with a couple blocks for June, but they will all be done and sent out this week.

My other goal for July is singular and simple: finish Kelly's baby quilt. It is basted, marked, and folded up ready to be quilted. It's been on my list, I just need some time to do it. Dave has kindly set up the card table and my sewing machine again so I'm all set.

Linking up with Fresh Sewing Day at Lily's Quilts
Lily's Quilts

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