It's so funny how there can be a few weeks' time where I find time to do a lot of crafting and blogging, and then suddenly those windows of time get sucked up by a whole variety of other things. That's how my last two weeks have gone - it's been pretty crazy.
The next couple of weeks coming up aren't going to be any better either! Since we've done all the finishwork in our addition backwards (i.e. running out of money, just wanting to move in, taking shortcuts), we're just now finally getting to the putting up of all the trimwork. And now it's time to paint it all! Plus we never finished cutting in some of the paint in a lot of areas. As we walked around with our painter and friend, we kept adding more stuff, "Oh, yeah, and over here..." So while the kids and I are in Los Angeles for a week visiting Grammy and Boppa over Spring Break, the painters will be trying to get everything done in five days! That means that we need to move most of the furniture to the middle of each room and also completely gutting our master bedroom and closet because right after the painters finish we're getting carpet in because there's NO WAY I'm moving furniture again! Ever. (famous last words, I know)
There've been a lot of fun things intermixed with all this extra stuff too. Sunshine started softball for the first time and she's going to play catcher - she loves it! Pumpkin just started track last week and her coach says she'll be a great long distance runner. Worker is getting ready for Kindergarten Roundup and can hardly wait for T-ball next year.
I haven't sewn a single stitch since the Sewing Day Sarah and I had together two weeks ago! But here's what I did accomplish that day....
A drawstring backpack for Worker Boy
A small purse based on the one I made for myself a little while ago and a matching skirt using the Lazy Days Skirt Pattern from Oliver + S. This one is for Sunshine Girl.
And here's Pumpkin Girl's skirt and purse.
On hold for now is the smock apron for myself as well as a summery shirt. As Nadine says (and I love this saying), "It'll get done when I get to it."
Check back in a few weeks and I'll be happy to report and display a more finished house! I can hardly wait to be on the other side!