Saturday, August 31, 2013

Made in August

August was a month of getting caught up. I can finally say I feel like I have gotten a lot finished...but still not one of the these things is on my Finish-a-Long list.

The mosaic shows what I did complete in August, some of which I still need to blog about. For some reason blogging has taken a back seat for me. I have not been writing much and I certainly have not been reading or commenting on many blogs. I'm hoping now that the summer is winding down I can get back into a normal routine. Taking vacation in summer threw me off my game. We usually holiday in the fall.

1. Larry's Gone Fishing, a St, Louis 16 patch memory quilt made with the Hawaiian shirts of a special friend
2. July Stitch Tease Bee Blocks for Dianne
3. August Stitch Tease Bee Blocks for Jennifer
4. & 5. Cosmetics Case and Travel Duffle for my secret partner in the Sew Sew Modern Swap
6. Pillow Cover made with the scraps from my Swoon quilt
7. 6 Polaroid Blocks for a charity quilt
8. Paper Pieced sunglasses, zippered clutch for my granddaughter
9. Quilt top for my cousins baby...needs quilting
10. Improv quilt top for 100 Quilts for Kids...needs quilting

I set a goal for myself in August to swim 25 miles. About half-way through the month I realized I was not going to make 25 but maybe I could swim 20. Guess what? I swam 21 miles in August and I have the horrible tan to prove it! 

Thank you to Lynne, who I can now say is my real life friend, for hosting this monthly feature.

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Catherine said...

It's just been too nice to stay inside and sew I think. You have done very well for someone who hasn't done much sewing!

Dianne Neale said...

You've had a busy month, and well done for swimming 21 miles. I checked how far I swam, and I think I did about 4 miles!! I have a lot to live up to!

Isisjem said...

Well done on the swimming and you've had a fantastic month of makes. I am completely in love with that sewing duffle. I may even attempt making one myself!

Katy Cameron said...

You had a very productive month, even if you were gallivanting!

Leanne said...

Such beautiful projects, nice to see them all together. 21 miles is a long way to swim, great work!

Nicky said...

Where did you get to after 21 miles?

Great makes there Di

Debbie said...

Looks like a productive month & good for you for swimming at all! ;-)

CapitolaQuilter said...

Congrats on swimming so much, it was 21 more than I did. Love the sunglass pouch. I keep finishing things that are not on my list as well.

Geri said...

Very productive indeed! And you do have the tan to show for your 21 miles!!

Julia Graber said...

I especially like the 16-patch quilt of "Larry's Gone Fishing." It looks like it would be fun and easy to make.

Cindy said...

Good for you for getting in 21 miles Di. You had a great sewing month, I'm envious. I sure hope "Larry's Gone Fishing" quilt went over well when it was picked up from you. I love it!

Cloud CouCou said...

Love that Briar Rose bag it's so pretty. I'm working up to making myself a bag for my hols but can't face it at the moment!!

Sarah said...

This very white Aussie is shivering through more wintery days after an early promise of spring thinking any tan would be great! You always finish a lot, even if not by your standards. And well done on so much swimming! You must be very fit.