Monday, September 4, 2023

Summer isn't Over Until Fall Begins!


Despite the heat and humidity, summer is by far my favorite season of the year. I like long days of daylight and I really like to swim. To help me find more joy in my day and create more joy for me and family, I joined the Summer Lovin Seaglass SAL hosted by Kitty @nightquilter and Allie @exhaustedoctupus.

When the Summer Lovin Seaglass SAL started - see my Kick-off post - I was thinking I would earn about 100 seaglass pieces. Now through the end of August, I am at 156!

Things were off to a slow start in June - earned 43 pieces. Photo is where I was mid-June.

It was really helpful to lay things out because it challenged me to really think about recognizing joy and to seek out more opportunity. By the end of July, I earned 104 pieces.

And now, as I reached the official end to the SAL on August 31, I've earned 156 pieces. A quick layout of pieces shows it overflowing off the piece of linen fabric I wanted to use. All those red bits coming down the left side are there simply because I ran out of room. But that can easily be fixed by trimming some of the larger pieces of seaglass.

But I'm not ready to acknowledge that summer is over so I've decided to keep tracking joy and collecting seaglass until September 23 which is the first day of fall!

Regardless of when the SAL ends, I do hope to keep the practice of seeking joy as part of my mindset.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Summer is also my favorite season and time of year. I think continuing to collect pieces until fall officially starts makes a lot of sense. Do you think you will trim down your pieces or look for a larger background fabric, because it sounds like you are going to have quite a few collected by the end of summer!

  2. Well done on this challenge & I look forward to the seeing the finish. Take care & hugs.

  3. All pretty fabrics. I love summer, but am so ready for autumn. Seeking joy is a great mindset, and one that I am also trying to achieve.

  4. This along was sure an interesting way to assess one's enjoyment of summer. I love all the colors you're earning and using in your project. Swimming and me... that's like oil and water. I never properly learned, so it's not a go-to activity for me, which makes me very impressed that it suits you. As for having too many pieces of seaglass, just go larger with your background. More is better! I love making a seaglass quilt (I've made two so far), Each time I see yours, i want to make another one.


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