Hello friends. I thought I’d do a quick check in to say hi and let you know I’m still around, but trying to soak in the end of summer. My kids went back to school this week. I always have mixed feelings about that. By the end of the summer part of me is craving the routine, not to mention some quiet time during the day to work.
But the other part of me knows I’m going to miss the beautiful weather, flexible schedules (late nights + not having to get up early), summer food, etc.
I purposely took things slow last week, putting work on hold, enjoying family time, etc. We went camping one night to one of my favorite local spots: Albion Basin in the Wasatch Mountains. (Hence the photos.) We had beautiful weather for camping and hiking on of my favorite hikes: Catherine’s Pass that over looks the Brighton Lakes (top photo.) It was so nice to soak it in. (And I wore my favorite new sewing shirt from Maker Valley.)
We also had a wedding for close friends over the weekend and it was so nice to just enjoy the day and good friends and put sewing aside.
I had big plans for the day my kids went back to school this week. I went for a hike with my husband that morning and then had plans to clean the house and go to Costco.
Instead, I fell asleep on the couch for 2 hours and I’ve napped every day since! I guess I needed it. I think the end of summer push/hoopla/constant coming-and-going wiped me out more than I thought.
So I’m enjoying a slower pace, catching up on my energy and hopefully getting things organized to get back to work. And it feels good, if not necessary.
Here’s what is finally on my sewing table: the scrappy log cabin blocks many of you donated for Project Linus. I kept hoping to get to them all summer, but was always running behind on something else. Well this week they finally made it to the top of the list! Last night I got 6 of the 7 (!!) quilts laid out while catching up on So You Think You Can Dance, and they are going to be awesome! Fingers crossed I’m going to get to my machine in the next few days and sew them up!
So I guess that’s my Sew Goodness message this month: don’t forget to take care of yourself too. Give yourself permission to take a nap when you need it, clear your head (and your work space) for a fresh start. Soak up the end of summer.
The unplanned, but needed, break has been a good one.
I’ll be back with lots more to share next week!