Friday, June 13, 2008

Summer has begun

It's official! As of 12:30pm yesterday, summer has begun at Doxies-Ranch. Sweetie Pie is now a fifth grader; Buddy is a junior... only two more years 'til graduation! And Mandy has a month off before her next quarter starts; then, the first year of college will be done.

Ah, where did the time go? The school year has flown by too quickly. I see the end of the school year as a big milestone for the kids. They brought home their yearbooks, and it's fun to look through them to see what the kids did during the school year. But for me, I always noticed how much they changed from little bright-eyed youngsters, to a bit older and more matured children as they are today. It always a bit sad for me to see the kids grow up so fast.

Well, when I'm feeling blue, I always head to my sewing corner.... the kiddos were with friends to kick-off their summer vacations. My machine was humming along all afternoon.

The results: Step 5 of the first the Orange Crush Mystery is finally finished, and my second OC mystery quilt, Pink Lemonade, Step 5 and 6 are done.

Yes! Pink Lemonade top is together. Since it a baby-sized and straight setting, I only have to do 7 Album blocks to fill in with the 8 Spinning Star blocks. Everything came together quickly.

That's Miles, Mandy's boyfriend, who is not camera shy at all... so he gladly volunteered to hold the top for a photo.

Later on, I played with the regular OC again and laid out all of the blocks. I really like how this mystery is turning out. Thanks again Bonnie for another great design!
I'm hoping to get this sew together this weekend or add the borders onto Pink Lemonade. Well, we'll see what mood I'm in this weekend ... Orange Crush or Pink Lemonade. :-D

BTW, another giveaway at
Embroidery Treasures. Serena is having one every Monday, so mark her site and check every week. But I hope I win; I know exactly what to do with that beautiful green FQs bundle!

And another giveaway,
Lynette Anderson Designs is giving away some cute stitcheries patterns!
Oh, one more thing, I still haven't heard anything from the winner of my box bag giveaway. If I still don't hear anything by Sunday evening, I will do another drawing.
Have a great weekend!


Amanda said...

Isn't it strange how much more quickly your children grow older than you do? I particularly like the colours on your Pink Lemonade top.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Both the quilts are looking lovely.

Ghislaine said...

Yikes! Looks like I made it just under the wire! You are so smart to group your errands together into one day. I'm in no rush since my husband and I will be out of town for a while. It'll be great to come home to a package!

carol said...

Your OC is so pretty!! I really need some time to work on mine, just ready for step 3.