Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Weird Summer

This summer is just plain weird so I'm calling it 'The Weird Summer'.  Makes me think of the book:  The Weird Sisters.  Did anyone read it?  I liked it.  The sisters were hardly weird.  I have sisters...I know about these things.

Anyhow, I have an empty nest this summer, I've traveled to exotic places, I've barely sewn, and I'm tired all the time instead of rested....like one should feel during summer break. 

On the upside, my husband and I are having a blast squeezing in all the things we can't do when kids are home.

The fun will end soon as the youngest will return home this weekend.  She'll be trailed by her varsity sport's schedule and, before I know it, I'll be right back in the fall school schedule.  I keep comforting myself with the thought that it's really the last summer I'll be obligated to drive someone to practice at the crack of dawn every morning.  I've learned that the junior year of high school is really the last year anyone needs Mom's Taxi.  By next summer she'll be driving herself and I'll be home praying the phone doesn't ring until she's safely back.  I've done it twice before...I can do it again, I keep telling myself.  This child comes with a whole different manual than the other two, though, so the learning goes on. 

Anyway, as promised and encouraged by readers, I have a picture of my finished Part 1 of the Lizzie Kate Halloween project.  No amount of loading and linking would make a hyperlink work.  I have no idea what that's all about so I'm posting it below....way below.  Only look if you want to see Part One of Lizzie Kate's 3 part Halloween mystery project.  In the mean time check out this.....it's the view outside my bedroom window the other morning.

It was even closer when I first caught sight of it.  There was a second one that moved out of range too quickly to get a picture of. 




Don't look if you don't want to spoil the surprise when you stitch your own Lizzie Kate.....


  1. Now, that is a sight to wake up to!! Wouldn't it be nice to start each day with a smile?

    The more I see of the LK Mystery Sampler, the more I love it--what a fun piece this must be.

    Enjoy your last bit of freedom--school and chauffeur duty will be here before you know it!!

  2. What a beautiful site to see outside your window and the cross stitch is adorable. I just finished one of theirs too but not the mystery quilt it's called Halloween rules.

  3. How fun to see that when you woke! I love seeing balloons in the sky, but am afraid to ever try going up in one!
    The more I see the LK piece around, the more I am loving it! Can't wait to see the next part!