Now that the end of summer vacation has come to a close, I’m starting to catch-up on a few bits of sewing, including a couple of Bee blocks. The one above is for Amy. I LOVE the wild Echino prints that she sent. This will be such a bright, exuberant quilt!
This block is for Nedra. The block comes from Allison’s Spin Cycle quilt. I’ve always loved that quilt and it was such a fun block to assemble – I think I need to to make one of these. Such a good way to bust some stash too.
And finally, school started this past Tuesday and my baby started first grade! He even wore his favorite Turtle shirt to impress his classmates. I assumed he’d miss me so much, being gone all day for the first time, so I walked up to the school to meet him on his way home. As he zoomed past me on his scooter he yelled, “See ya sucker!” Then when we got home and I tried to give him a big hug he said, “Mom! I’m not in Kindergarten anymore!” So apparently my role as a mother is complete. (kidding)
I’m still in a state of disbelief that I’ve reached the stage of my life where all my children are in school all day. It doesn’t mean our life will be totally free of all craziness, but it does mean that I will have a chunk of uninterrupted time each day along with the remote possibility that our house will stay slightly less messy sometimes – or it could just mean that I won’t have anyone else to blame the mess on.
I do have to admit though, that whenever someone asks me what I’m going to do with my time and if I’m going to be ‘bored’ with my children gone all day, I want to laugh maniacally. My to-do list is so long, I don’t think I’ll have time to get bored for at least 20 years.