Last of August, hard to believe the month has finally come to an end! It is a very full one for our family, three birthdays, the last two celebrated together. Our son and his son have birthdays a week apart, so they celebrated them together last weekend. Here's Dane with his sack, hunting for toy dinosaurs hidden around the yard, with his younger cousin watching with his other Grandma and Aunties.
Here's Dane looking pensive before singing and cake being served. I didn't get any photos of him smiling, but plenty of video. Just after he got his mini bundt cake, he pretended to let a plastic dino toy take the first bite, so cute.
And here's the adult birthday celebrator, Nick, hanging out with his nephews and sisters. It was a fun party and great to be able to get together for pizza and cake, presents and family time.
Daughter Elaine finally found a spot to squeeze me in for a haircut and color--much needed /overdue. I went downtown early and did some thrift store shopping. I was sad to see that my favorite Salvation Army thrift store closed or moved, but there were plenty of other shops. Of course I always look for fabric and most of the shops did have some. One nicely packaged trio of cuts was $1.99 and I snapped it up.
This Egyptian print was just over a yard of fabric, very nice quality and unwashed.
Being that well-aged, it is even 45" wide. I've never heard of this company, though. The other two conversation prints were over two yards each.
Asian tigers in a rich print...
and Asian figures and flowers on the other. These also appear never to have been washed. They will make great backings.
Some sewing did happen recently, more work on the bookshelf quilt.
I decided to add more detail to the bookends I made a couple of weeks ago, aiming for a "brass" detail at the base. I also grouped two books in a tilted block setting.
Directions are from the Fabric at Work Bookshelf Quilt Pattern.
I was happy with the way these turned out. Lots more sewing to do and detail decisions to be made!