August is a special month for me. Two of my favorite people celebrate thier birthday in August. My sister, Jessica will be celebrating at the end of this week and my daughter, Nyshma will be celebrating at the end of the month. Obviously the first impulse is to make them a quilty something but in reality poor planning leads to no results, so they both will get store bought items unless a miracle happens and A) I get about 3.5 yds of blue flannel dropping from the sky AND B) I get one of those little hudidoos that Hermione had in the 3rd Harry Potter book that allowed her to rewind time giving her an extra few hours during the day to get everything done.
In any case, I do have some quilty stuff planned for the Month of August. For my Charming Girls Challenge I plan to add the borders to my Mariner's Compass quilt seen here.
I also started a project this weekend on the down low with a couple of charm packs and a jelly roll I bought while quilt shop hopping with my daughter a few weeks ago. I already have 10 of the 16 blocks made but it still has a bit to go (more on this later). It would be a nice b'day present IF I had more time to finish it.
I have a guild meeting this week but I'm debating whether to go since Vera Bradley is celebrating a b'day too and the store next to my house is having a celebration with some door prizes. Hmmm...
I'm also planning a trip to the Barnes and Noble in Dallas to see Sherrilyn Kenyon. For those that don't know I'm a big reader and I love a good romance with a bite... Kenyon definitely delivers with her Dark Hunter series. Her newest book is released this week and she will be in Dallas for a signing, so my daughter and I will be heading down there to see her!
Last but definitely not least, my daughter's fiancee will be visiting from Massachussetts for her b'day before he heads up to RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) where he will be completing his degree by March. She is a bit excited by the visit as you can imagine.
August is promising to be full of fun if the first week is anything to go by.