Isn’t it amazing how the summer whizzes by? I know, I know, it’s not over yet! But it’s starting to feel like the end is approaching. Cooler evenings and later sunrises signal the onset of fall, and I’m looking forward to the crisp weather and back-to-school feeling (which I still get, even though I’m no longer in school).
As much as I love fall, it’s fun to look back at some of the very random highlights of this summer. Of course, there are too many to share in a single blog post, but as I finally attempted to organize my photos last night, I found a few summer moments worth sharing.
This summer, I fell in love with Haymarket, our local farmers’ market. Browsing through bountiful produce at marvelously low prices is the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning.
On the less healthier side of the spectrum, I perfected my recipes for homemade marshmallows and individually-sized pineapple upside down cakes. Perhaps not the best idea during bikini season, but I can’t deny my sweet tooth.
I attended a wine tasting with my dad, and when we both showed up wearing bright orange and blue ensembles, the source of my often wacky sense of fashion became clear.
I cut up some old white bed sheets, dyed them, and made myself an enormous tote bag—the perfect carry on for all my summer travels.
I sang Lady Gaga karaoke in front of my fiancé’s entire extended family. Fortunately, they seemed to have found this endearing.
I spent a weekend in St. Louis with my siblings and grandmother, which consisted almost entirely of lounging by the pool (and enjoying poolside beer)…
And even amidst lots of traveling, I made time to quilt. These hand-stitched and appliquéd blocks are finally ready to be joined.
Clearly, I’m in a sharing mood—I wouldn’t have posted that Lady Gaga picture otherwise! So I’ve decided to give away this lovely bundle of Moda fabrics.
Simply share some of your summer highlights in the Comments section for a chance to win!