Catch up?

When you’ve slacked on blogging so long it’s hard to catch up…. Well, a little photo dump never hurt anyone, right? 😉

The saddest back to school sewing I’ve ever done. At least we have fun options, right?

In a nutshell! This summer I’ve sewn many new masks, knit two pairs of socks, visited Yellowstone, started spinning again(after fixing my wheel), did much gardening and canning, dyed some yarn, got new glasses, and took a new profile photo for social media.

I’m about to start a new job teaching Dual Language Immersion for third graders. So intense!

I hope you’ve had a great summer!!!

COVID project

I don’t know about you, but my motivation and creativity haven’t been gray these past few months. Craft-wise, I’ve only really felt like working on my granny square blanket. The focus on only one project has paid off, because I have all the squares crocheted together!

I had to stand on a chair to get it all in one shot!

I’m pleased with it, but I could have taken more time to arrange the squares to even out the colors a bit, and I wish I’d had some brighter greens to use.

Last night I started the border, and it really ties it together nicely!

Aside from this mega project, I keep myself busy in the garden and in the kitchen. I’ve canned pickles, jam, and relish so far. In the garden, my cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, and flowers are flourishing. Peppers and eggplants are also looking good!

The kids and I have also been exploring outdoor swimming options around Portland- we’ve found some really fantastic places where we can distance ourselves from others and have a great time.

On a recent sunny day, the beach was much more crowded. On this day, we only saw two other parties. Win!

How have you been keeping sane these days?