Friday, July 20, 2012

Busy Summer

I haven't blogged much lately. I admit, I've become an instagram addict. (follow me @dukesayssewwhat) It's so easy and fast and I enjoy the brief conversations with my new sewing friends. @kristastitched and @schnitzelandboo to name a couple!

I also follow @jefholm from The Bachlorette. There! I said it! I find his life so interesting! He's 28, raised Mormon, started his own company People Water "for every bottle purchased People Water will give an equal amount of clean water to a person in need." He means permanently in digging wells in other countries. He that! And he seems like an all around good person. Sunday night is the finale people! It's down to Jef and Arie. I'm hoping it's Emily and Jef.

When I'm not obsessing over instagram I have been watching Jack skateboard, refill his Gatorade cooler, (love the powder mix- we carry gallons of water in the car), taking cool pics of the new tricks he is mastering, and working on my half hexies (English paper piecing). Yesterday we checked out Bainbridge Island's skatepark. It was fantastic weather (70) and Duke enjoyed the day with us.

I'm honored to be a pattern tester for Jennifer at "thatgirlthatquilt" and when I can actually use the sewing machine I've been knocking out some diamonds. I love the modern look of them! I even made my own spray starch today to keep 'em crisp!!

My oldest, Mitch, has formed a new jazz band and I am loving their music. Mitch plays stand up bass guitar. They've had some professional photos done so I'll include a few here. We listened to them at Open Mic night this week and I thought they sounded like the "feature" act! :-) yes...spoken like a mother..

Jack's still drawing. Here's today's "eye". He signs his work "JC" which cracks me up. His alter ego...

Mitch leaves for college next month. Savoring our time at home and making a list of his "favorites" for care packages. He's taking the quilt I made him for his dorm room bed cover.



  1. Sounds like you are making the most of the holidays x

  2. So nice to catch up with you! It looks like you are all working some fun in. I think Jennifer's new quilt pattern is going to be great!!

  3. Sounds like you're all having a lovely summer!

  4. I've been bitten by the instagram bug too (@cwiltex) and love how easy it is to snap, share, and chat! You must be a proud momma indeed. Too cool! And your sewing projects are looking great :)