I packed many projects to take on my trip to visit my parents. And lots of hand sewing things too. But alas, only a few things have been touched. Early on, while sitting at my mother’s desk (feeling professional again) I traced and cut out a bunch of templates for the Green Tea and Sweet Beans (I’m completely Texan because I forever refer to it as Sweet Tea and Green Beans!) pattern we are working on together.
But no templates were cut from fabric.
My wildflower blocks have sat untouched mostly since school ended back in May. The best parts all finished, I got stuck on the adding the white outer kites. I’m so close to finishing. I just need to finish. (Once it’s finished I’ll share the templates on my blog.)
What I’ve really been working on is reading.
Every once in a while, it’s nice to get lost in a good book. I’ve been aching to read a “real” book and I was hoping to find East of Eden, by John Steinbeck, in the crevasses of my parents’ basements or attics. No luck. I’m forced to read my “real” book on my kindle. Seems like Steinbeck should be read in paper so I can highlight and make notes. There is lots of good stuff to note and highlight – such large thoughts and words to chew on and savor.