A little bit of organizing helps everything, doesn't it? First up was my email mess. I think I got back to everyone, but if you're still waiting to hear from me about something, do try again, okay? (and sorry 'bout that!) Next up -the blog. A new banner, tidying up those sidebars, and all that. I've been changing the banner each season, and I know this one is still quite 'summer.' But you might recall that I haven't admitted to fall yet. And besides, I love the beach all year, so there you go. Let's call it the 'late summer' season banner. I
want need to see that photo everyday for a bit, to be reminded of where I am standing in the world.
The next pile I tackled was my 'unfinished project' pile, or rather mountain, as it truly is. I found all sorts of forgotten projects, including the kids placemats that I started, um, last January when I made the big people versions, which must have abandoned for one reason or another. But freshly supplied with my new Superbuzzy fabric (which rocks beyond description), I felt suddenly motivated to finish them. I think the other motivation was having an excuse to use the 'fancy' (as Calvin calls them) stitches on the Bernina, which I never thought I'd love so much.
The boys were pleased to be eating their snack on them today. Calvin thought it was absolutely hysterical that he was eating carrots on a carrot placemat, and then Ezra discovered he was eating apples on his placemat with apples (no, I really didn't plan our meal to match the table linens), which sent them both into fits of laughter that soon had said apples and carrots coming out of their noses. Yes, I suppose that is very funny.