i'm baaack! it's amazing how refreshed you can feel after a few days away from home, work, & real life. last weekend my entire family (mom+dad+myself+the BF+little sis+her BF) make the 5 hour drive up to Northern Wisconsin to spend a week at the lake with more family. we've been taking this same trip every year for as long as i can remember and i wouldn't want it any other way! i.love.the.lake.
and you know, it's not really "the lake" itself (although it is a beauty!) that makes this vacation one of my favorites, it's the time spent with family. it's the laughter, the stories, the catching up, the food -- oh man, was there food! most importantly, it's spending quality time with people who always show love, support, & compassion.
between sunshine, beach time, & boat rides i was able to sneak some sewing time in! surprised? :) this year i packed up my machine and brought a few different projects to stitch on. first, i finished up my Denise Schmidt Picnics & Fairgrounds Quilt. <3 <3 <3 the first part of the week i kept thinking this was my favorite quilt i'd ever made...that was until i started the next project. more pictures + a full recaps to come!
i'll be back tomorrow with more pictures and stories from the lake!