Sunday, September 4, 2022

September is here!

September is here and I don't have to go back to school. WooHoo!

September 1st was my mother-in-law's 89th birthday. We brought her dinner from a local Italian restaurant and bought a cake to celebrate.

We thought my daughter might have her baby girl on that day, but we are still waiting. 

I have gone back to sewing the quilt for my daughter and son-in-law. I am working on the next 10 blocks. I had gotten up to the last two fiddly logs of each block. Friday and Saturday I worked on the next to last log and finally finished all 10. Below is the first part of the log, two diamonds, that I need to iron before adding the green/blue trapezoid.

Here are all ten blocks with that log on the right hand side.
 I have to add a similar log to the bottom. I chose the fabrics for each block after I finished those logs. I might work on them a little today.

Hubby and I went to a Belmont Lake State Park on Friday to take a walk around the lake. We were glad to see that it still had water as we have drought conditions here on Long Island.

There were some ducks in a really shallow area where you can see that the water level has gone down. The water is usually right up to the plants you can see in the background.
There is a nice path through the surrounding wooded area. It is just about a mile around the lake.

I am still stitching the birth announcement. I have started working on the vines and flowers that work their way up the sides. I have also added the little bee. 

I just think this piece is so adorable. I am loving each stitch that I add. 

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I will be adding some stitches to that birth announcement for sure. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. September seemed to arrive more quickly this year! So happy for you now that you are retired and don’t have to go back to work! Your daughter’s quilt is going to be beautiful! You are an expert at those tricky y seams now. The birth announcement is very cute…can’t wait to hear about the baby when she arrives! Gail at the cozy quilter

  2. those are some pretty scenery shots. Still waiting on the baby huh - they do tend to come in their own time, maybe you will be done with the announcement soo

  3. I love the evolving pics of your cross stitch for your new granddaughter! Grammy will soon be all your fam calls you… lucky girl!
    I live the shots you got in the park… you and hubby find some georgous green spaces surrounding you … thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Happy Birthday to your MIL! That's a beautiful cake, and I bet it is yummy, too. Looks like a beautiful place for a walk! Enjoy your stitching today, and hope that baby is ready to meet you soon!

  5. This week's stitching is lovely.

  6. The birth announcement is adorable. The park looks like a lovely place to visit.

  7. I love your little baby piece you are working on. As you do too, which makes it so special. Happy Birthday to MIL, tell her she is a star on blogland, all over the world!

  8. Happy birthday to your MiL. Your daughters quilt is going to be amazing. Hope the baby arrives soon! And the birth announcement is very sweet. Sarah quilting by the sea

    1. The baby arrived yesterday. Natalie Cornelia.

  9. Congratulations on the new baby and happy birthday to your MIL. That baby stitchery is just darling and the logs are coming along so nicely.


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