We got a letter yesterday. And to her credit, it was dated many days ago, so I think there may be something going on with the camp mail. But regardless of the delay, I was so happy to receive it. It was short and sweet, but told me everything I needed to hear. Her sense of humor as silly as ever, and reassurance that 'camp is great!''. Ah, we feel much better.
And her room redo is plugging along. All the painting is done, and now things are getting put back together. My great storage solution that I'm putting into place for all of her crafty things is, of course, rope baskets. So far, I have stitched up no less than 800 feet of clothesline rope, and gone through so many spools of thread that Annabel nearly has an entire checkers game ready to go (I'm glad she's playing with them, but oh this has me longing for the basket of empty wooden spools that we played with for hours upon hours at my grandmother's house). Most of the baskets are "natural", though I did do some painting on rope for one, and there's been some colorful stitching as well. I'm having fun with them, stitching away and listening to an audio book all the while. Thank you for all the amazing suggestions yesterday, by the way. I added many to my queue and ended up starting Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. A few hours in and I'm enjoying it so much.
I've got a light fixture hopefully coming in the mail today, and that pouf to make, maybe tonight. There might be some rug shopping to happen still. After that, it's just more baskets needed for this room. And of course, one little girl to fill it up and hopefully love it all. Soon.