When you are in education, most folks think you get the summer “off.” It’s not quite like that, at least when you are in administration. Summer break is a time to get things done that are hard to do when the campus is filled with students and teachers. So I look forward to a more relaxed schedule and checking things off my To Do list.
I am also feeling the need to make stuff so starting the summer break with a quilt retreat is perfect. I mucked around with one idea for part of yesterday, moved on to sewing triangle blocks, and finished the evening with some knitting. I am also begging to sketch a bit. I did this one a week ago but there are some beautiful wild flowers and trees outside so I think I will venture out and make some more marks today.
I am also working on cultivating a habit of gratitude this summer so today there will be coffee, a bit of time on my mat, and catching up with my quilting friends.
I had a very unraveled day yesterday. The kind when you just can’t seem to stay in step, enough out of sync to be annoyed but not enough for others to notice. Finally the work day was over, dinner dishes finished, and it was time for knitting and a glass of wine. Except . . . where was that skein of blue yarn? I was ready to start the next section on a three color shawl but the first color was missing. I searched high and low and then high and low again – for about 30 minutes. I was just going to give up and search Ravelry for a new project when I caught a glimpse of a project bag behind the extra printer paper on the lower shelf of my desk. Viola! The missing skein was found.
Hoping today will be a bit smoother. And then I am off to an annual quilt retreat. Summertime is almost here.
I am off to visit Kat to see if anyone else is unraveling this week.
The students are finished, the teachers are ready for check out, and I am feeling summer break so I am;
Thinking about – making lovely things from this magazine and a new bag pattern.
Grateful for – a more flexible work schedule now that the school year is over.
Interested in – learning to sketch and starting with this tiny bit of Queen Anne’s lace.
Fun – one week from my annual quilt retreat (where I will likely do some sewing and knitting but maybe a new quilt is brewing).
I would love some book suggestions for the second person square on my book bingo card.
Thanks to Kym for this fun Friday prompt.
So many #tinytinymoments these days:
- Summer break is almost here
- There was a fabulous storm on Sunday evening
- I finished two books and a sleeve over the weekend
- My peonies are finally blooming and a very groggy bee almost made it into my bouquet
thanks to Michelle for the #tinytinymoments prompt
Today is the last day for our little students. The teachers finish up early next week and then my work schedule can be more flexible. I am looking forward to:
More gardening – My flowers are starting to bloom and it makes me so happy to see that color as I stand at the kitchen sink.
More moving – I ran a 10k last weekend and have a renewed energy about running.
More reading -I have three boxes filled on my bingo card and I’m closing in on number three.
Off to visit Carole for her Thursday link up.
I finished my Birkin last night and it is blocking now. I tried it on so many time as I was knitting it and I think this will be a go to sweater. I almost gave up when I read the many comments about the fit being off. I was almost finished with color-work so I kept going and I am very pleased with the results.
Now, reading time. I have three Books and need help deciding which will be up next. One is an audiobook so I could do two at a time but I also have a non-fiction audiobook I wanted to start. Want to help me choose?
This one that is waiting at the library, or this one that has been waiting on my Kindle, or this one that is on the PBS Great American Read list.
Be sure to visit Carole for more three things posts today.
I had time over the long weekend to play with photos, paper, and pen and this tiny, tiny moment rose to the surface.
On Wednesdays I get to spend the evening with our tiny person. I love this little menu that his momma puts in his dinner bag. Such love. Being a working momma is not always easy but she is doing a wonderful job. I am so grateful to be a part of her village.