Yesterday was the last day of school! I sent my 29 kindergarten students off on their summer vacations and I get to start mine tonight after I finish cleaning up my classroom!
Summer time means FREE time and I look forward to getting back at a few of the projects I have let slide as the school year progressed. Here are my top five crafty projects that I hope to get completed in the next few weeks:
Number One: My English Paper-pieced Hexagon Flowers
Truthfully, this quilt won't be DONE in the next few weeks, but I hope to get several more flowers stitched, especially while we are travelling in Italy. So far, I have only worked on this project while we've been on vacation. So far, I have flowers made in France and England and I am looking forward to adding some Italian flowers, too!
Number Two: "Circle in a Square" Blanket
I'm making this to add to the afghan collection in our family room. Now that the dog insists on his own blanket, I need one more for another human member of my family. I am about half-done these squares and should be completed by the end of July.
Number Three: ABC Animal Quilt
This week, three friends have announced they are expecting (including one set of twins!) so I have a few baby projects to get done this summer. I have the piecing complete on this quilt and the backing and binding bought, so now I just need to layer it all together and get the quilting done!
Number Four: London Cross-Stitch
I'm half-done this one too. I have a cloud, a tree, a car and the remains of a building to complete. Cross-stitching is slow-going, but it is all worth it in the end!
Number Five: Flower Garden Quilt
So many flowers, so little time....until now! I can't wait to layer this quilt top up with the vintage sheet I bought for the backing. My daughter is already requesting a park picnic on it as soon as it is done!
Next - I'm going to go and check out all the other blog posts left by people who are joining in on Amy's Five on Friday linky party.
Then - I'm going to start getting ready for our second camping trip of the season. Let's hope the rain holds off. Being stuck inside the travel trailer all weekend would absolutely stink!!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!