Summer is winding down in our household, which means my kids are getting excited to go on a trip someplace. Since we're homeschoolers, we don't take summer vacation with everyone else (my kids are old enough now to get really ticked about that), but we do take plenty of trips when school is in, and that means September is our month! We'll be heading up to Canada this year, a place we've never been, and we're very excited to see. There are maritime museums, the USS Constitution, and loads of fall colored Canadian country side, we hope!
Until then, we're sticking to inside fun mostly (because it's broiling hot in Texas), and doing things like bowling, video games, movies, and (for me) writing and quilting.
Book 11 is coming along. I don't want to spoil anything for you, just in case you haven't read the rest, but suffice to say I'm happy with the new turn of events. Jack (my target market) really wanted more Jed, Thomas, and the gang, so I had to figure out a way to make it happen. I love the idea of Jed having to save his friends from their respective games. He starts with Thomas, and book 11 is all about how he goes about making that happen. I'm really enjoying writing it, and enjoying the new possibilities the crop up as their world evolves. If all goes well, it should be an early September release date, possibly sooner. My goal is at least a chapter each day, and the book is about 25 chapters. I'm starting chapter 10 today, so barring writer's block, I should be ready to edit and add pictures about halfway through August. Finger's crossed!
I've finished my latest quilt, and I'm very excited about that. This one is for Jack. He picked the colors, and I picked the fabrics (mainly because I don't want to bring him into a quilt shop. It's so much like a library, and he's 11....). Now that it's done, it'll be going to my good friend Jenny to stick on her longarm and put the top, batting, and backing together. Then I bind it, and it's all done.
I'm starting a new one today, this time for my oldest niece. It'll be the first I quilt (put the 3 pieces together) all on my own on my domestic machine. I'm pretty excited to do this, and I really hope I don't mess it up!
Here's a picture of Jack's quilt. What do you think? Please ignore my husband's foot and my dog's tail).
Enjoy the rest of your summer!