Summer F.U.N.K. This summer out-of-schoolness has hit me up-side the head and I was not ready. Clearly. There is a mental recalibration that seems like it’s happening about as fast as turning a big ship. Not ready. But the end of school arrived, ready or not. I may not be able to call in sick on these days, but I have been calling in crabby. But, I think we may be headed in the right direction with compromises in hand.
Some people seem to be actively working to uplift my mood.
First, I’ll mention the new Kaffe fabric has landed over at Glorious Color. Happy!
Namely, Sarah, for one.
A parcel/extravaganza arrived. See, my birthday wasn’t over! There was a smashing Dollies Online quilt:
Little Trees! If you’re looking for something different to try this summer and you’re not already a Dollies Online member, keep an eye out for the individual pattern for this quilt — Sarah has lovely advice for changing up your fabrics with doodles! Take a gander at just some of her ideas:
There is a piece of Nicey Jane fabric — the one with the bubbly big polka dots — that I want to doodle upon.
There was also a SUMPTUOUS scarf:
Oh dear heavens! Isn’t it beautiful. No, you can’t have it, but I wish you could feel it. The base is the drape-iest wool I have ever felt. EVER. Gads, it’s gorgeous!
And? Matches the Little Trees quilt, dontcha know:
I’ll have to wear them together in public.
And she sent chocolate (sorrrrry, no photo, you understand). And one of a kind fabric:
And more fabric:
I know it’s a lot of goodies for one person, but I’m really old. And really crabby.
Thank you, dear Sarah!
Stephanie is also boosting my mood:
She sent me a LOVELY stash of Molnlycke fabric that belonged to her mom. This is the brand that was recommended by my home ec teacher in junior high. The quality is amazing and I’m thrilled to own it. She also sent along that lovely rayon in the front. Yum yum! THANK YOU, Stephanie! The Molnlycke is following a Swedish theme since I have decided to read Stieg Larsson mystery trilogy this summer.
Right when school ended, I also got these thank you flowers from Dear Daughter and Dad:
The flowers were for packing lunches and such. Awwwww. Yes, weepiness ensued. Followed shortly by unappreciative crabbiness. :-)
Other than that, I’m trying to make headway on the to do list. I also needed to face the trimming of these:
Remember my off cuts from the Kaffe quilt-along stripes? I sewed them together a while back. Keeping them in a semblance of order is kind of challenging. That’s mainly why I thought I’d better get busy on them. Use them or lose them. Literally.
They are currently being monitored by Squidley Dudley:
He’s fresh back from monitoring the oil spill in the Gulf, I think.
And then there’s a new Dollies Online quilt to work on:
Oh, the math.
I’ll end with some gratuitous photos of flowers. I’ve been taking their pics in the mornings because I know they won’t last. In fact, the sweet peas have entirely faded after hitting their stride just last week. Sad, that.
Well, if all that can’t lift a mood… I’m in deep, deep trouble.
May your mood be bright!