Good-bye summer, hello autumn
August 25, 2015 § 9 Comments
For some, school has already started. But for some of us around here, school starts next week. I miss the change of seasons that comes with school starting (or ending). I miss the anticipation and unrestrained excitement over a new box of crayons. At our house we live that autumnal, back-to-school anticipation vicariously through others.
But, maybe, what replaces that back-to-school excitement, for me, is the start of a new project. Yet I can’t seem to finish the old ones! Argh! I think I need deadlines, or grades, or something… or someone to keep tabs on me. I have not finished one thing yet this summer. Not one.
Above is my stack of Steam Punk parts all cut out and ready to sew should I ever get the motivation or time to work on them. And below… are the really old paper pieced string blocks for a Liberated Wedding Ring quilt with some of my scraps. I thought I had lost them. But now they are found!
Wouldn’t it be fun to have a huge space to dump out all of our scraps and we could all get together and sew all day long with them? Anybody have a barn or a warehouse that I could rent for cheap? Joking… Not Joking. Seriously… I would love to rent some studio space… cheap. I can’t afford real warehouse space. But I keep dreaming of a way to make it happen.
So… I just felt the need to check in here even though I have very little to report. I’m slowly quilting the Mini Heart quilt for Do.Good.Stitches.
I’m waiting for our new washer & dryer to arrive. It has been back-ordered for almost a month. Our current machine can only handle 1 or 2 loads a day or it just decides to randomly stop.
We have also been eating a modified Whole30 diet for the month of August, which takes a lot of extra time to chop, prepare, and cook. But most of my cravings have gone away. Now all that remains is the psychological aspect that popcorn & movies go together. I mean, what does one eat while watching a movie? Carrot sticks & movies just don’t create the same mood. You know?
Ok. Enough rambling. What does the end of summer look like at your end?