How is it possible that August is almost over already? If my poor neglected blog is any indicator, I’ve obviously been on a little bit of a hiatus! Our summer was relatively quiet, but here are a few highlights.
After a June camping trip where the overnight lake winds almost caused our tent to fly away, we finally took the plunge and upgraded to a tent trailer! We lucked out in finding one not only with a pop-out dining table, but also with two king beds, so it is surprisingly roomy! We’ve been heading up into the mountains as much as we can manage. The boys run, swim, hike, play hard, and have a ball getting filthy … and Mama gets a little bit of time to read, knit, and decompress!
After four weeks of daily swim lessons, both of our little men have practically sprouted fins and are swimming like fishes. They want to spend every waking minute in the pool, exploring their newfound freedom of “floatie-free” swimming. While that doesn’t leave a whole lot of time for sewing and work for me, we had a blast together.
As much as I’ve been loving our lazy summer adventures and activities, I am very excited to be making the transition into fall and the routine of school days.
Our oldest started transitional kindergarten last week. He embarked on his first day with so much confidence and excitement that it was really hard for me to be too sad about seeing him off. We are still in that glorious stage where getting to pack his school lunch each evening and the prospect of having school work to do at home is ridiculously exciting. I know that will change sooner than I’d like, but I’m going to enjoy that ride for all it’s worth right now!!
With both of my boys in school for half the day, several days a week, I am sinking into a beautiful routine of my own. I’m trying to take a few days to get myself organized and to come up with a plan for fall projects and pattern releases.
Some notable things happening soon:
- Our Beguiling Mystery Quilt parade of finishes is coming in a few weeks. Instructions for how to share your projects are coming soon.
- With four or five new babies among our family and friends this fall, we have several new crib-size patterns set for release over the next few weeks – YAY!
- We are getting our favorite patterns ready for print and distribution! We’d love for you to share the word with your favorite shops – wholesale information can be found here.