Monday, June 27, 2016

Finally home again

My visit ended up being a bit longer than originally planned, but finally I'm home and reunited with my stash.  Oh, and with my folks, of course.  And the cat.
Now that I'm back on my own computer, I'm going to try to tie up a few loose ends for June as July bears down upon us.

First, the last of June's piggies, which I would have posted on Saturday for ScrapHappy Saturday...



 And I think these are all the rest of the May 365 Challenge blocks I've made, including some I'd forgotten to show.












I think I'm caught up through the 15th of May, which sounded pretty good to me until I remembered that it's nearly the end of June...
Though it wasn't all sewing while I was in Maryland.  There was another trip to the botanical garden (I could go every week, I think, and enjoy each visit just as much as the last!)  I did a lot of stopping to smell the roses,



while my grandson took a more active approach to the day.


There's a terrific maze next to the Japanese Garden, which most people walk.  Our young Mr C preferred it at high speed.


Back at the ranch, there was an interesting foray into the realm of rhubarb cocktails -



though I stuck with beer.  Pink is real nice and all, but not what I want in a beverage.

There were several monkeys, but this is the only one who stood still long enough to get a picture.


And I completely missed the boat on Log Cabin Loonies.  I did manage to get a few thrown together.  Though you'll notice that one of them is one log short of a cabin.



That may be my new favorite euphemism...


12 comments:

Vic in NH said...

Welcome home! I just realized that Jenny Doan's video for the Spring Rain quilt is your monkeys! I love the Kitty Pig best.

Libby in TN said...

Mighty fine pigs, ma'am. But the Barnwood Builders might get after you for bein' a log short of a cabin. Just sayin' ...

Cathy said...

Welcome back! I missed my pig and monkey fixes!

I thought those maze thingys were supposed to relax you and make you feel one with nature or something! I didn't know they were supposed to be such fun.

Cherie in St Louis said...

Ha! I love it, one log short of a cabin!!

Scrap and quilts said...

Welcome back! Visiting is nice but there's no place like home, right? I am that way. You're doing very well with the 365 Challenge. I love your May basket and the silver maple. The kitty / piggy is so cool. I'd like that pink beverage please, lol. ;^)

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

So interesting seeing what you get up to, lots of new blocks & lots of variety!

judyquilts said...

Love seeing what new piggie appears on your blog.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Honestly, I did not notice it was one log short until you pointed it out... I must be several logs short of an outhouse!

Sally T said...

Yippee! Welcome back. And given that one of your pigs has been eating cats, you're lucky that you had a cat when you got back.

Mystic Quilter said...

Love the piglets, as usual and pleased to see you're back home and re-united with your stash!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Looks like you've been keeping busy! Seeing your new monkey made me want to go make some, so I think I will!

Kaja said...

I'm still loving the piglets! Also your challenge block, third picture down, with the red corners,is absolutely gorgeous!