Lest anyone be concerned about my infrequent posting, I am in the US for seven weeks, busy visiting family and teaching in a summer program. This is my rough itinerary, in case you're curious, but I'll be flying, not driving! As much as I love seeing the Gulf of Bothnia in Vaasa, nothing quite tastes or sounds like the Atlantic. I'm looking forward to my first visit to Montana, too!
What have I been up to in terms of craftiness? Well, I did made tons of jam before leaving Vaasa. (Some of the ingredients came out of the freezer from last summer's crop!)
I have also finished up my Summer Four Seasons Swap quilt, which will be on its way back over the Atlantic by the weekend. (I really hoped to get it done before I left to save on postage!) The fish are needle-turned and there's a combination of machine quilting and hand-quilting with perle cotton. I tried prairie points for the first time here, too.
Finally, I'm working on some new couch pillows for my mom at the moment. Here are some of the fabrics - more photos to come!