Last week and this week are just flying by! My kids are done with most of the planned summer activities and sports so I'm trying my best to keep them entertained and happy. But, that really doesn't leave me much time at all to sew. We're quite focused on getting ready for school and the kids are really excited to check the mailbox every day to see if their letters from school are there so that they can see who they'll have for a teacher. I thought they might explode yesterday if I didn't take them out to get school supplies (and school doesn't even start for another 2.5 weeks)! ;)
I've had time to make a couple of Farmer's Wife blocks for week 12.
(I paper piece mine and more info about that can be found in this post)
And over the past week or so, I basted and started to quilt my Vanilla and Blooms quilt. I'm choosing to do a large stipple for the quilting and hopefully that will wash up nice and wrinkly. I only have this small part done. Maybe one of these evenings I should sit down and finish the rest.
I've also started to think about some Christmas gifts. I know... it seems like a long way away, but I know it will be here before I know it! I traced out these letters from Alicia's Daisychain Sampler pattern and started to embroider them. I'm not sure if I'll end up framing it or incorporating it into a sewing project. But, at least it's a little start at making some Christmas gifts and gets me thinking about what other things I'd like to make. :)
This will be my last update of these little guys (the baby robins). We went away a couple of weekends ago and came home to find their nest empty. I've really enjoyed checking on these little guys every morning and it's too bad I didn't get any last pictures of them before they left their nest. Maybe next year they will be back and I can do this all over again!
It has really amazed me that they have grown so much in such a short time span. They spent 2 weeks (or less) in the nest and they were ready to fly.
day 10 - 8/3/2011
day 11 - 8/4/2011
I hope you've enjoyed the seeing our Robins grow! I've found some information online that said they usually stay in the nest for about 13 days after they've all hatched. So, they were right on schedule.