I am back from vacation. It was really nice to be able to spend some time with my family. I really enjoyed having some one on one sister to sister time. We had a nice time sitting on the deck with our morning tea and talking a couple of mornings. We also took a little trip to a nearby town and went to a little quilt shop there, browsed around an antique store where there were lots of old quilts and other fun things to drool over, and then had a nice little lunch, just the two of us. The trip also consisted of a visit to the zoo with my niece, my brother and my sister. All five of us kids were all home at once which has not happened in a long time. I think it meant a lot to my parents to have us all there together.
I had all of Friday after I got home to myself at home alone with my sewing machine. I love that! I got busy and put this quilt top together over the weekend. I am pretty excited about it. It went together really easily. It was a pattern from Easy Quilts magazine from earlier this spring. I am omitting the borders that it called for. It is made from 12 fat quarters and quarter yard cuts. ALL of it was from my stash except for one fat quarter. I miscut one of the fabrics I had originally picked out so I had to replace that one with something else, hence buying a fat quarter.