Finch is in camp this week, mornings, so its a bit like preschool again. I made the first above just now, a test of sorts! My friend Sara up the street had us over for a playdate last week and I always come home with arms full of inspiration and supplies! She gave me this ruler (and a new blade for my rotary cutter!) and its really cool! I can see I will have trouble with getting things even and straight, like Sew Kind of wonderfuls quilts, but hey , thats my style! The second picture is also from Sara inspiration day! We had both been interested in English paper piecing back when she was on Maternity leave, and I had just met her. She came up woth the best way to do it, by fusing them on to gridded interfacing and just sewing the seams quickly that way. The result is very impressive for how easy it is! Yay for inspiring friends!!
Amazingly , Finch will be in junior kindergarten in September and I will suddenly, be a somewhat regular person again, with my brain back to myself during school hours. I need to get a job but with lunch break and the days end at 3:15 it might be tricky at first. Freelance work has become almost a strange and distant memory this year and its alarming. I am praying my editor will get back to me soon with our current project that has been on the backburner for ages and perhaps a third Willow book will happen? I feel that once I have my brain back again a bit and no one screaming at me for snacks at all hours of the day, I might be able to get my self back into some new ways of earning a living!