Irish Lake Quilter

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Summer in Full Swing


It has been way too long since I posted, but things have been busy. It is difficult to do a lot of computer work at the cottage where we've been for the past many days and with the holiday, things got hectic. Some sewing was accomplished - I got all the blocks done for another charity quilt, this one for a boy, wherever he may be. The sashings have been started and it will go much faster now.


The holiday was a lot of fun! We had 7 guests between the ages of 23 and 26, one, a friend of Anne's, was from Australia (far right) and the rest were friends of our guys. It was a time of lots of laughing and way too many big bodies in a too-small cottage, but we all scrunched and enjoyed the time even tho it wasn't such a great weekend weatherwise. The front yard was full of good natured ribbing and games. One, the lake version of golf, went on until the darkness came and when the lights came on, the bugs drove everyone inside.

We're home again for a few days so that such things as lawn cutting and general chores can be done. Then we're off again to the cottage where we will start plans for building a new garage. Everything there is from the 40's and is beginning to fall apart. We need more space and will make an apartment above the garage. Then, someday, we might tear the cottage down and build a year-round home. That is still on the back burner.

While home, I'm putting together some projects to take back with me and hope that I can get a few of them done. No promises! :>) But I do promise to get in as much quilting as I can!

8 comments:

Connie said...

We have a weekend home that we go to when we can. Sometimes I think we're crazy to manage two places but we have lots of fun going. My husband loves it especially. I enjoy it but I would be satisfied to have one place. Maybe I would get more accomplished that way. But I would miss lots of other things too. How far do you have to drive? We can arrive in a little over two hours which is reasonable.

Leigh said...

Bliss!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What fun! I'm sure it's hectic running between, but what wonderful times and memories for everyone! Looking forward to more show and tell..

Angie said...

Wow, what a beautiful setting you have! We live on a lake, and I do so love not having to shuttle between two houses (read kitchens LOL). You're so lucky to have found a group of quilty ladies that you can be with when you want to. Enjoy the rest of the your Summer.

Libby said...

Life is good *s* Enjoy!

atet said...

Oh wow -- sounds like a lot of fun being had by all. Enjoy your summer and quilting!

Rhonda said...

Love all the pictures. It looks so peaceful there. Good luck with the building plans and Happy Sewing!

Alycia said...

Beautiful - I think I would like to stay there a lot. How wonderful your whole family loves to join you! The retreat center looks like an idea inspiring place too!