"We write to taste life twice - once in the moment and in introspection."

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

July Goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes

With all the busyness of starting up a cinnamon roll baking business and the fun and excitement of having a family reunion at our house over the Independence Day weekend, and sewing up a bunch of market bags to sell, blogging has taken a back seat again.

Well, not today. 

I came up with my July goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes this afternoon. Several Christmases ago, I had the idea of making some of these notepad holders as gifts, but had some difficulties with fabric strips that were given to me, but hadn't been cut accurately. So things weren't fitting correctly. 

I didn't have time to fix things then, so it all went back into a zip close bag and into the abyss of the "Work In Progress" box. Today it all came out and my goal is to fix and finish the two that I started or start over and make two or three of them.

And I want to clean up and organize the sewing nook. It's a catastrophe after making all those bags and just dropping stuff here or there in the busyness. Sigh.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Our Latest Endeavor

And we did pretty well for our first day.

Hopefully we'll do even better next weekend since we learned a few things, like about traffic flow.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Our Week

What a beautiful week it's been after the weekend rain freshened everything.

See the rainbow?

But, besides taking artsy pictures of weather-related and landscape scenes, we've done some of our homeschooling, too, since we do carry on throughout the summer as able.

In an effort to change things up and save a little money, I had not ordered the notebooking pages to go with our Truthquest History studies at the beginning of the school year. As time went on and we weren't doing the projects that I had envisioned, or at least not continuing with them, I regreted not having gotten the notebooking stuff.

But, better late than never...

So, I ordered the downloads and printed up what I thought we'd use and got them all nicely bound at Staples. We started at the place where we're studying right now (just finished with Cotton Mather) and will use the previous pages as review while we continue to move forward. 

Right now we're in a literature mode with finishing reading Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and now starting Gulliver's Travels, so we have lots of time for writing the review pages.

And that's what's working for us.

Friday, May 22, 2015

A Finish That I Really Like

Yesterday I had some time to sew, so...I did. And I finished this fun market bag that will fit right into a purse. With one of these tucked into my purse, I'll never forget my bag!

While I really like it a lot, I have decided to put this one in my Etsy store and I'll make myself another one later. For all the size details, check out the store.

Then today I got to help my 11 year old work on an apron, but pictures of that will have to come later because it didn't get done yet.