Well now I realize I am still in end-of-summer-denial here, while my blogging friends are posting about frost and baking pies and featuring cute new autumn designs I can't seem to let go of this beach and vacation theme.
Really I do love fall, and September has always been my favorite month...but getting into it is terribly difficult for me this year. Blame our dismal, cold and dark spring that lasted until July.
But now this: although it's still a camping theme, this involves cozy flannel. See, I'm inching toward accepting cooler nights (baby steps). And not just any cozy flannel, but my At the Lake flannels from Henry Glass. Check your favorite local quilt-shop, or you can find some online retailers who carry this line by clicking here...although if you've visited my website recently, you might have to delete "recent-history" to reset your browser for the new links to show up, because I just updated the site with them today!
Anyway, trying to catch up with everyone and everything after my trip last week, I stumbled onto Henry Glass's new blog and was so excited to find this amazing creation:
Designed and sewn by the talented Kathy Burchill of North Dakota...you'll find details about her design and contact info for the pattern on the HG blog, where you'll also see a larger, more detailed picture of this beautiful quilt. Look at that applique work (click the picture to see it BIG) she's created her own personalized "at the lake" camping scene, complete with critters and tents and even a campfire! Too cool!
Thanks so much, Kathy, for letting me share your treasure here (and for sending me the additional pictures!) and for your creative interpretation of my little designs!
Although my own vacation time was spent on rivers and the ocean this summer and not an actual lake, there was certainly enough waterside inspiration to carry me through the colder months when I'm holed up inside where it's warm, drawing and painting...and you can be sure that will include many more designs like At the Lake!
And stay tuned for more, I plan on diving headfirst into my first "real" sewing project(s?) since the late 70s (seriously, it's been that long) and that should be worth a chuckle or two (or at least an eye roll) and also will be devising some sort of giveaway here soon (got stacks?!) perhaps a simple contest or drawing?