Monday, July 9, 2012

A Bit of Summer & Swapping Fun :)

I'm back ~ Did you miss me?  I haven't blogged for a little over a week because we were away getting our toes a little wet :)
Well, even with coaxing some of us were not too sure about those wave things...

...and opted for the safety of dry land for the week.  

 ...But that worked out to be fun too! 

Along with all the beach fun, (and pool, and hot tub, and hammock, and shopping, and eating...) I did manage to sneak in a little sewing on vacation :)  First I made a batch of hexagons...

Then I turned them into a journal cover :)  This is the first one that I've ever made and it was real easy.  I used this tutorial from my friend Heather's Blog Quilt.Cook.Keep.  

And upon our return home this weekend, I attended our Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild meeting on Sunday where this month we had a Journal Cover Swap.  This is the one Laura made, and thanks to the Swap I got to bring it home with me!

She quilted hers up so nicely!  I'm loving the Gray/Yellow combination lately, so this one is just too cool :)
And doesn't is look so perfect sitting on the counter with my Birthday flowers :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Birthday Dawn!

Laura said...

Happy birthday! Glad you like it! The swaps are always fun!