I do not like to have UFOs (unfinished objects/projects), but sometimes I inevitably have them. Once UFO that I have had hanging around for a long time is a jelly roll quilt. I started making the blocks, but then got discouraged and stuffed it into a drawer. I've since decided that it's time to finish it. I am making a "twist" pattern. I started with one idea in mind, but then found another pattern that I liked better, and the blocks I had already cut will work perfectly with the new pattern I found. I'm making a variation of this twist quilt pattern. I'm happy with how it's going. :-)
I recently bought a road map of Lancaster County, and I have a mission!! I am going to take it with me every time I go for a photography session in Amish Country. I am going to find and label and make a note of every off the beaten path Amish store -- not the tourist traps, but genuine Amish home businesses. They're never advertised, so they're very hard to find. I am going to make a map and key so I can find as many as possible and visit them as often as I would like to - and not just be reliant on having to stumble upon them from time to time. I am so excited about this.
It's VBS at our church this week, so it's a pretty busy week, but if not later this week, then for sure next week I will be hitting the road in Amish Country to begin my map quest! :-)
Let me introduce you to the newest member of our family. This is Skylar. She just turned 1 year old on July 9th. She is a beagle-lab mix. She is so precious. She is completely housebroken, as loving as can be, and even knows quite a few tricks. We have had her for 2.5 weeks now, and she has brought a lot of joy into our home. We all love to play with her and watch her play. She makes us all laugh every day.