There are days when I am sure I need to be cloned. This summer, each of the girls got to pick one camp to go to. It just so happens that Libbie and Emily chose different camps that happened at the same time, but in different locations. It's hard to drop two children off at the same time in different places. With a little effort, we made it work. Look in the photo at last Thursday's pick-up/drop-off schedule! My kids were going in all different directions. Seatbelt-up and hold on, girlfriends! Most days aren't quite this crazy. It does happen, though.
In the busyness of it all, I try to find time to blog and create loveliness both through craft and relationships. It is hard to find the right balance of everything. That said, I want you to know that I have read each one of your comments on my last post. I treasure them. I wanted to get back to each of you. I started to write replies, but threw in the towel. If I spend all my time at the computer, I run out of time to take care of my family and complete the projects I have heaped on my plate. (Lately, as the saying goes, my eyes have been bigger than my tummy! My projects are endless.) What to do? What to do? For now, know that I am reading and enjoying each one of your words. Until the girls head back to school, I have very little time to respond to comments the way I would like to. I will continue to do my best. My apologies, though, if I don't get back to you. (Just so you know--I will always answer a question if you have one.) Thanks for understanding. Perhaps most of you struggle with balance now and again. No?
As I mentioned, I have a lot of projects on my plate. In fact, I have schizophrenic crafting going on. I'm creating a few bags, making a pattern, and writing out directions for the class I am teaching the first week of August. I also have a little chair redo up my sleeve because I don't want my chaise to be lonely or seem aloof up on the deck all alone. I am playing with a button craft for a children's fibre arts workshop that is coming up next week. And, last but not least, I've been working on a project with some binding. Thimbleanna and some other friends have requested a binding tutorial. I'm going to give it a try, people. Most of the time you can pour what I know in a thimble. I hope you are not disappointed. My techniques are always a bit wonky, but they work for me. I will tell you everything I know about binding in my next post.
For now, here's a peek at another reversible bag sample I have made for the class.
I'm not sure what to call this bag. It is not really a purse, but it is the perfect size for carrying things that you might need when you are away from the house. I am forever using a Walmart bag for library books, items I need to return, sunscreen and bathing suits, or stitching that I plan to do while I wait in the car. This is a much spankier option than the plastic bag. Any ideas for a name?