Thursday, August 30, 2012

What I Did This Summer

Even though the calendar says the last day of summer is September 21st, we all know that summer is officially over when school starts, right? For the others in my family it's back to school now, and for me it's back to a routine, back to being more productive, and back to blogging after a busy summer.  Here are some highlights of our summer:

Haley graduated from high school and turned 18 the next month.
High School Graduate!
The graduation dress I made for her

We took a trip to the Pacific Northwest, where we visited family and friends and lots of favorite places.
Robert & me at Kalaloch of our favorite places in the world
Haley and Rebecca with my parents in Kennewick, Washington
My girls and me with my sweet grandparents in Port Angeles, Washington
Breakfast with my Mother-in-law and Brother-in-law in Shelton, Washington
Three of my favorite people at the top of the Space Needle

I completed a lot of sewing projects: party decorations, gifts for graduates, for birthdays and for babies, and college dorm projects.
Throw-size rag quilt for Haley's dorm room

We got Haley all ready for college: planning, shopping, paperwork, and several trips to New York City.

We did some of the standard summer stuff, like trips to the beach, movies, and back to school shopping.

We tried to survive the heat and humidity!

And finally, we moved Haley into her dorm room and left her in Brooklyn to start her new adventures at NYU Poly!
The building at NYU Poly where Haley lives now
We got her all settled in her dorm room. You can see the rag quilt, flower pillow, and part of the sock monkey I made, the zebra throw pillows she made, and the bulletin board we made together.
Bye-bye sister! See you again in 7 weeks.