I can't believe how busy my life has become over the summer! I never seem to have a minute where I can simply sit without thinking of the next task that has to be done. I thought life would slow down when I retired--all the time in the world to do what I like. Hah! That's a myth!
We went to Bayfield WI a couple of weeks ago to spend time with Don's old school mates. I made an Autumn themed table runner as a hostess gift and it looked so good, I decided to make a couple more to put in my Etsy shop which you can find here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JollyRuby?ref=shop_name_search_sugg
I designed this simple little thing and I really like the clean lines. Makes the colors stand out more, I think.
I stitched in the ditch in the center panel and did a cross hatch in the border. If you want to see more of it, take a look at Jolly Ruby.
This afternoon, I have to do a bit of quilting to finish a gift for one of our hosts while we're in Bulgaria. Yikes! We leave Monday morning and I have a ton of things yet to do, including canning tomatoes, the most time-intensive job I know! We'll be gone for 2 weeks, one in Bulgaria and one in Germany. Jo's taking us around Bulgaria and then we're all going to Germany together. I can't wait to see Jo-she's been gone for a year and a half and before that she spent a year in Texas. So I hardly know her anymore.
For now, I have lists of things that have to get done, so I'm going to get busy. As soon as I get on the plane I'll start to relax. Ciao!