After spending three energetic days with my oldest grandson (almost 14) who came visiting, I've prescribed a restful weekend for myself. Really, it's just an excuse to sew and knit non-stop!?!
His activity requests were hiking and visiting with his younger cousins, the triplets! He had three meetups with the triplets including a visit to the Cleveland Zoo.
One of his aunts and I hiked him up to one of our local beauty spots and on his last day, he and I did a creek hike. His mom is a biologist who has been taking him along on stream studies since birth and wow, can he spot a crayfish!! It was a stinky hot day so being in a creek was perfect and I don't think I would have done a creek hike this summer without his request. This is one of the pictures he took on our adventure.
While he was here, there was no machine sewing and just a little hand stitching and knitting. But I did manage to end July with one finish! After finishing the hand quilting around the central part of each "diamond" motif, I choose this multi-color print for the binding. I find it's a good solution for quilts with so many colors when I can't decide on the binding color -- unexpected but effective!!