Open windows, lilacs, newly thrifted milk glass, and summer knitting. Oh, June, it's so good to see you!
Except for a few tiny details, everything is out the door that needs to be right now. And really, minus that handful of mini-breakdowns (just mini, thankfully) that weren't very pretty, it all went well. I loved photographing these projects and I can't wait to see this book! (And thank you - for letting me ramble on once again about something that won't be ready for a year yet.)
But right now, I'm pretty excited about it being June. Besides the obvious of being a summer girl, there has been this deadline heavy on my mind. Writing two books back to back was an amazing opportunity, a lot of fun, and well, also totally and completely insane. There's some irony (or something) in writing about a kind of simple living that sometimes you're unable to actually live, because you're too busy writing about it. You know? Kinda weird. Anyway, it's June, and for that we are all grateful. I have some serious catching up to do - the email inbox is a scary thing these days, it looks something like my laundry pile - in which the clean and unclean are virtually indistinguishable. There's the garden, and friends to tend and visit. Oh yeah, and there's my dining room, which, did I mention, was moved into my living room for a photo shoot? I need to put that back together. Sometime.
Most importantly, I have some serious kisses, stories, hugs, ice cream, and love to shower on my three little ones who have been AMAZING. Amazing models and participants in the book process, but mostly amazingly patient children while mama has been here, but not really here. And then there's that guy who has been in serious overtime duty - oh my. I foresee a lot of yummy 'thank you' desserts being made this week. These peeps of mine rock. And I miss them, which sounds a little strange since they're right next to me. But you know what I mean.
Oh jeez. I had every intention of making this post short and sweet. Since conciseness is not my strength with regular amounts of sleep, I suppose I was doomed from the start. Let me just tell you, before I go, that this week promises a few fun thing around these parts. Tomorrow, I'm happy to finally show you the entire collection of small quilts I never had a chance to photograph before the everyday threads show (I took it down this weekend!). And I'll be popping a few pieces from that show in The Shop as well, about 10am EST. And let's see, later in the week we've got a giveaway, and a review, and oh, a few other treats too.
Hey, it's June! Happy June to you, my friends!