This summer schedule is a killer! I tend to do a lot of single parenting in the summer, since Donnie (a youth pastor) is busy with the youth group. In the summer, our youth activity schedule is ramped up to a rolling boil.
So, that said, we've been busy...even too busy to stop and think about how busy we are. But here are a few things we've been up to:
I mentioned a while back that I was doing a little sewing class with some girls I know. This summer the class has grown from 2 to 5 and we are having a blast. Emma is even joining in on some of the projects...and all of the chatting.
I joined a virtual quilting bee. This is a group of twelve ladies who each take one month this year to be the "queen bee". When it is her month, the Queen decides what pattern we'll do, and and each of us make her one or two blocks in the pattern. Sometime within the month, she'll receive all of the blocks, and have enough for a finished quilt! Such a cool idea.
Every bee has a theme of some kind, and this bee's theme is vintage sheets! We are using our own supply for the blocks. July's block was a string-pieced block.
I joined a vintage sheet fat quarter swap, too. We cut sheets into fat quarters, shipped them to the hostess's house, and she sent me back just as many, but in all different prints. These are the 80 that I sent in. I've gotten my box back already, but haven't taken any photos yet.
Had a yard sale while Donnie was out of town one week. It was wildly successful, but super HOT! Here are the kids taking a slushy break. (Only the 1st and 3rd are mine!)
There's much more going on around here, but I'll save some of it for next time. Be sure to stay cool and hydrated!