Lots of July Sewing!

Puppy Town Quilt

End of July already?? The intense heat of this month has kept me in my quilting studio. Certainly not a bad thing, but I would like to enjoy the outdoors just a little bit more. I did just have a very special weekend escape to the mountains of NC, just outside of Boone. A very generous friend invited me to do my own personal little retreat. I did do some sewing, lots of reading, and mostly relaxing. It was a very special three days for which I am so grateful. And look – is this place not darling? Looks like its right out of the thirties, but they did build it themselves. It’s one big room – nice and simple. The temperatures were comfortable, even cool in early morning and the views outside were wonderful. Thank you friend!

I did have a few finishes in July. My biggest accomplishment was another of Ellen Guerant’s wonky houses. I call it “Puppy Town” – there are several puppies living outside some of the houses and one kitty! When my niece visited last year she mentioned (well, a little more than mentioned) how much she liked my wonky house wall hanging. Love her to death so it left me with no choice – make her one! The quilting went fairly quickly – one day of sewing. The binding and then it was in the mail – whew!

House tag

I made the label to mimic the quilt block design – fun!

My Works in Progress chart is updated. How is it there have been so many finishes this year and the number of WIP have not decreased? It is at 23. Three of the WIPs just need bindings, so that will be a fairly quick finish.  I have promised myself that I will NOT start anymore projects until I have this list whittled down to five. Maybe it’s part of getting older, but the number has begun to overwhelm me. Today I’m off to my son’s house for two days of dog sitting – should get some sewing done.

Works in Progress

 

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6 responses »

  1. What a special niece to have such a wonderful and thoughtful aunt! Wink wink. I love the detailed puppies and one kitty since we are indeed animal lovers and a bit wonky. Lol

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  2. oh I love those wonky houses!!! it’s just so adorable! and those little dogs and cats, how in the world did you do that?

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    • heartsdesireretreats

      Thank you Sharon! I put fusible on the back of the back of the print and carefully cut out the shape, then iron it onto the quilt.

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  3. I love your lists of completed and in-progress. Often I feel overwhelmed because I have so many “WIPs” – works in progress. I think this will help a lot. I’m looking forward to the November retreat.

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  4. I love this housey quilt Joyce

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