I'll be honest. I don't have much. I think I seriously underestimated how crazy/busy summer would be. But it's a good crazy/busy. We are really enjoying it and I'll get back to steady blogging, sewing, reading blogs, etc when school starts again.
In the mean time, rather than bore you to tears, I thought I could give you all a little eye-candy. And it's some good eye-candy.
Check-out these new little Japanese prints that showed-up in my mail box today. No, they didn't just magically appear (wouldn't that be a fun blog post!). My i-spy stash was getting depleted so I ordered a few from a new-to-me etsy shop Mwenda's.
Some very cute prints I hadn't seen elsewhere. As you can see, I really liked these matryoshka dolls so much I ordered them in three different colors. :)
But this one is the cutest. It looks like some awesome, elusive print Nanette would have. My favorite part is that it's all in German. (Really, I think it's so funny that all of these cute Japanese prints feature words in other languages!)
And here are a couple of other reasons why I am getting far less sewing/etsy planning/blogging done: My husband and I returned home from a date last night to discover the 5-year-old had decided not to turn off the sink after he finished brushing his teeth last night (so taxing, you know?) and by the time the baby-sitter discovered it, the sink was overflowing, the bathroom was flooded and water was dripping through the ceiling and the light fixture in the family room below. And the greatest irony of this? Get this: the day we moved into this house almost 5 1/2 years ago, I was sitting on the couch in the family room after an exhausting day when the dome of the light fixture fell to the ground right in front of me and shattered when it hit the floor. (Where my little kiddies had been playing earlier.) So how long did it take us to finally replace that broken light fixture? Almost 5 1/2 years. Yes, that's right. My wonderful brother-in-law replaced it for us 2 days ago. The day before we had to then take it down because it was full of water.
Oh and I have to spend time monitoring my kids during their swimming lessons. I know, what a rough life.
This weekend is another busy, family weekend. My second daughter is turning 8! So we have a birthday party with friends tomorrow and Saturday morning she is going to be baptized. (In our faith, infants are given a blessing, but baptism is reserved until a person is at least 8 years old - old enough to know right from wrong and make the decision to be baptized for themselves.) It is going to be a special day! But I have a lot to do to get ready. Thank goodness for summer and we can host outside, so it's okay if my house is not spotless. And I don't have to put away all of my quilting mess.