My projects have relocated to the kitchen table so that I can be along side the Moon Sand action (or Playdoh, water colors, legos, perler beads, what have you) and I can more readily heed the on going call for popsicles.
This pile belongs to daughter #1. She went to her first sewing class today and learned the mysteries of a serger! She's so excited about this (and so am I. I want a serger one day. And now my daughter can teach me how to use it.)
Daughter #2 has never had an real inclination in sewing. But today when she saw one of her school friends at big sister's sewing class, she suddenly had a new interest. So I decided to capitalize while the iron was hot and got her working on a little stitchery project. This is as far as she got today but I'm excited to get her working on something.
And here is another industrious child vacuuming up the remnants of the aforementioned Moon Sand. Do you like his fashion statement? I didn't realize until we were halfway through the grocery store that his pants were on inside out.
I have to admit, I've been slightly petrified for summer vacation to start. Last summer I nearly checked myself into the funny farm. I've adjusted schedules, routines and expectations this year for the kids, but mainly for myself and I think it will make a difference. The main difference is that I want to do better about living in the moment.
One thing I am going to do differently this summer is blog less. Or at least more simply. I tried to keep blogging as usual last summer and it was too much for me and my family. I know I won't totally abandon blogging because I like to sew in the summer and I know I'll want to share. But the posts will be simpler and fewer. Which is probably a win-win for everyone since I think everybody is just busier in the summer whether it's kids, gardens & yard work, vacations, shop-hops, and those iron-woman triathalons you've all entered. So really, you have less time to read my mindless drivel anyway! But we'll still hang out and catch-up from time to time. This will just give us all a little more time to run though the sprinklers and eat Popsicles if we feel so inclined.
I'm going to try to keep up on emails and such, but if I get a little stinkier than usual at that, you'll know why. Please feel free to pester me again if I don't get back to you right away.
PS Thanks SO much for the Soul Blossom Quilt love. I'm working on the kits and the patterns this week. I will post when they are available to order. Thanks again!