Good Monday Morning!
Can you believe it, here in the USA, Labor Day is coming right up, and it's the UN-official end of summer. What a whirlwind summer it has been for us here at Casa Quiltdoggie.
There's a hint of Autumn in the air here in New England. The days are a bit shorter, and the sun a bit less intense. Summer days turn to cool, crisp Autumn nights. Makes me want to whip up a Chicken Pot Pie and simmer some Chicken Soup all day.
I. Love. Autumn. There, I said it, I do, but the best thing about being a life-long New Englander is the change of seasons. When one season is coming to an end, you're ready for the next to begin. It never fails.
So, getting back to summer for just a sec. We've had some pretty significant events happen here.
Mr Quiltdoggie made some raised garden beds and we've had tons of fun harvesting veggies for the first time in many years. In fact, I think the last time we had a veggie garden was back in the early 80s when we lived in New Jersey. The squash & cucumbers did great. For some reason, our tomatoes are not turning red at the rate I hoped they would, so we are savouring each one as it comes off the vine. Delish!
There's been some crafting going on, too!
I've been getting ready for the Fall round up of Antiques shows and replenishing my stock of handmade bits to include in my booth.
Some projects for myself too. I LOVE hand quilting . . . . the rhythm, the instant gratification of seeing your stitches make a section of the quilt come to life. It's so gratifying, and after a bit of a quilting hiatus, I'm back in the swing of things!
Most importantly this summer, we welcomed a new addition to our family.
Meet Miss Avery Blake Heisler
Born on August 3, 2013 at 8:13 pm
6 Pounds 12 Ounces
Her Mom, my Daughter in Law, is A-Maz-Ing, and Kadence is completely obsessed with her new baby sister. Precious Little Loves, these two girlies. They are the love of our lives, we are truly blessed.
Being a big sister is exhausting! They are all settling into their new routine since Avery has come home. Kadence is starting Kindergarten this week and ready for lots of fun & adventure and cannot wait to learn to read. How can it be that almost 30 years ago, their father, our son, came into the world, and now.. . . this???! The circle of life is indeed, amazing.
I have missed visiting all of you, and am slowly getting back to my routine. We have a busy Fall Season coming up, but Autumn always lends itself to home time, nesting time, and I'm really looking forward to that. I say, bring on the warm sweaters, cider, pumpkins & football season!
I hope you've all had a wonderful summer and I'm looking forward to getting caught up with you.
Now off I go to get caught up on my blog reading. . . . Talk Soon!