Today it the first day of school for my kids. It marks the end of what seems like a very short summer. Seriously, where did summer go? I had made a mental list of things I wanted to accomplish this summer, both in my sewing room and around our small farm. I didn't make many scratch lines through that list. But I can't account for the hours I seem to have lost either. I still haven't quilted my daughter's graduation quilt, because the new leaders I needed (wanted) are not installed on my longarm. The summer quilt I chose to make for my bed is still partially completed. And my Christmas sewing list...oh please don't ask about that.
What did I manage to do this summer? Well, I finished installing new plumbing for a bathroom next to my sewing room. I had ran all the electric to it over the spring, painted and laid new flooring. Yes, I'm kind of handy to have around. I fixed the fuse box when a monsoon rain flooded along the wires leading into the basement. Shorting out the fuse box and causing me to rewire and put in new breakers. I somehow got involved in my husbands projects and my in laws,too, because I opened my big mouth and said, "heck, I can do that". I taught my beautiful 8 year old daughter not only hand stitching, but how to use her own sewing machine. She's making her first quilt! I started two bee colonies, so my family will have our own honey and maybe it will alleviate their ongoing allergy problems. And most importantly, I woke up everyday grateful to God for giving me another day to spend with my kids and husband. So, I didn't get as much done as I wanted. I now have 7 hours a day to spend sewing, when I can, and not miss those little rugrats. Just as soon as I get done canning the bushels of apples we picked yesterday, the cucumbers and zucchini from our garden, and tend to my bees....oh and the new puppies.
Maybe, I'll get to sew tomorrow!