One of the first rules in blogging is nobody wants to hear you apologize for not blogging. Because I’m quite certain no one is waiting with baited breath for me to drop my next post so I won’t apologize for being mostly absent.
Since the kids have been out of school, I, um, apparently don’t have time to work anymore or much of anything else so that I can cart my kids around town to all of their activities. Right? You are in this same boat with me I’m sure…and I would not change
any of it most of it for anything in the world. There is just something about summer, unscheduled pool visits and late nights playing outside and impromptu ice cream stops that just make life very happy.
Via my iphone…and for the benefit of my kids someday, when they read this and when they complain to me about how busy they are with THEIR kids – oh please girls – your Momma has SOOO been there.
Sewed like a crazy woman in preparation for shooting a video for Simplicity for their new Deluxe Bias Tape and Piping Machine. It's super cool and I have a few giveaways from Simplicity coming soon!
The videos we made for Simplicity will be available on their website, available to retailers and my understanding, at kiosks in JoAnns where they will be selling these Simplicity machines.
I had the pleasure of working with Candie Cooper and Carolee from Carolee's Creations
Candie does amazing felt work and jewelry designs that are fabulous! And she’s a hoot! You should visit her blog and check it out – it was a whole new world to me to see the work she does.
Carolee was a blast to talk to – her daughters all work with her in her scrapbooking business that now includes fabric and ALSO clothing?! She has a boutique line that I love, love, love! You’ll find Carolee’s fabulous stuff here at AdornIt! Click on the Boutique section to see the fabulous clothing they have – I swooned!
Carolee's daughter Jackie did the Simplicity video for their new rotary cutter machine. Awesome machine. Jackie - sweet as pie!
These are some of the adorable projects the AdornIt girls created for the new Simplicity craft books. You'll find these books in JoAnns soon (and a copy I'll be giving away soon!)
We used this banner to decorate the set for the video...made with delicious fabrics from SisBoom!
I had to promptly hang it in my peas room afterwards…please tell me your kids have hundreds of stuffed animals on their beds too, right?
We had a "how to put a fire out" clinic with our 4H club
My husband and i enjoyed an extremely rare date night - dinner and a movie. Fabulous.
The girls made mixed media collages for Fathers Day.
Swimming. Swimming. And more Swimming. Practice, Play, Meets...we LIVE at the pool
Garage Sale. My friend was hosting a garage sale and I hauled two van fulls of stuff to unload. Good to purge now and again.
The girls and one of their friends hosted a lemonade stand for charity - they had so much fun and raised $34 for the Sam Bish Foundation.
As a reward, we let the girls get ice cream from the ice cream truck. It was funny because my girls were like, “What’s that music? What is that??” – living in the country, they had not seen an ice cream truck before. They loved it!
A week at Vacation Bible School - big girls were helpers and Sprout got to go to camp for the very first time! We've been rocking out to our music CD we got from camp all week!
And to top off my busiest June ever...we helped out a 4H friends handmade wedding on their farm.
Our 4H advisor was literally putting the finishing stitches into the dress minutes before the wedding and I helped to trim the tulle so the bride wouldn't trip on it. She looked like a dream.
Us 4H Moms helped to serve food to all the guests and the peas had fun helping too. It was perfect weather and delicious home cooked food!
In between all of these things in the last two weeks I tried, although not very well, to work at my day job too (had to take vacation days just to take care of my family!). If you’ve emailed me or requested something…I will get to it eventually but it would be a good idea to message me again as a reminder. Just sayin’…
I’d like to say things are winding down but swim, swim, swimming this week, 4H sewing clinic and sleep away camp later this week. PLUS…I may or may not be filming some sewing classes to offer online!
What are you up to this summer?
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