My oldest son had first grade orientation the same day the youngest turned two. It hit me like a ton of bricks. Our world, our home, changed so quickly. As I have been told as a mother many times, "the days are long but the years are short". It all summed up in a day.
On top of the school year starting for the boys, my husband started graduate school and I am taking off on my own adventure as the art teacher for the 3-5 year olds at my boys' Montessori school. Throw in a school picnic, after school activities, that of course started the first week of school, and the blur of driving here and there and that is what happened to August. I should at least get an award for run-on sentences.
In the midst of chaos, I got a package in the mail. Just a little flat rate mailer that I wasn't expecting quite so soon. And inside, I found this.
I am participating in Doll Quilt Swap 7 this go round. I always seemed to miss the cut-off or was a little intimidated to send off my work. We were paired with people we have never met and given a little background info and list of likes and dislikes. Rebekah made this for me and even sent it out over two weeks before the deadline. She put a lot of thought into this. She looked through my Flickr favorites to see what I like and then designed this herself. She even left out my least favorite color, purple. On top of that the stitching is just delicious.
I love it so much I had to put it here, where I will be a inspired every time I sit down to sew.
As you can see, a lazy haze in lifting from the sewing table. At least that's what I'll call it.
Thank you, Rebekah!