The last day of summer holidays for the kids is always like a time warp. Where did those two months go? Even though I know we spent hours, days even weeks enjoying down time it is always a shock the morning the alarm goes off and I have to get the boys up. The disbelief that all that lovely summer feeling is evaporating in exchange for rushing mornings and evenings is...well, you all know. For as long as possible I try to hang onto that reserve of free spirit that summer is and hope that this year the clocks don't fall back and the leaves stay on the trees all winter...all that despite the absolute searing heatwave we have all been experiencing.
Anyway, with routine comes quilt group day. This year the ladies have put together Liberty Fields for Community Quilts. I must say it looks gorgeous even (if they were making fun of me for having quilted lines of blowing breezes in the original).
The upside of routines is this...the opportunity to gather together to get jobs done. Audrey, the very happy looking maker of this quilt, had lots of extra hands to baste this yesterday at the group. Audrey made it in a technique workshop using fabrics that were "outside her comfort zone". How gorgeous does it look!!!!
The pattern and the colors work really well, like a smooth routine. Get all the bits and pieces in the right places, take a deep breath and hope it all works out as we dive into the new year. Time out. Gotta go make lunches...walk the dog...go to the shop...all good. kathy