Ode to Summer

This summer was unique in that I had some pretty significant deadlines so I had to be super creative with the balancing act of motherhood, personal balance (physical, mental and emotional), house maintenance etc. So one of the solutions I came up with was moving my sewing station into the garage. I could supervise as they rode bikes, played basketball or whatever out door activity they chose. 

Some of my neighbours toke a keep interest in my activities. It was great, they could pull up a chair and visit.

My favourite though was when my older kids would come at night, pull up a lawn chair and we would listen to Stuart McLean on Vinyl Cafe. I get his podcasts regularly. I highly recommend you search him out if you haven't already heard him.  He is a great Canadian. Check him out here: www.cbc.ca/vinylcafe/home.php

his week I will have to pack up my summer studio so I can start to park the van in the garage as the mornings are growing more frosty and cool. Thanks for the memories.

A fancy new package of markers, a clipboard filled with an endless supply of blank possibilities, provided hours of my kids sitting and drawing their own quilt patterns, doodles and designs.

A fancy new package of markers, a clipboard filled with an endless supply of blank possibilities, provided hours of my kids sitting and drawing their own quilt patterns, doodles and designs.

Budding quilters... Makes this mommy proud.

Budding quilters... Makes this mommy proud.

A life without love is like a year without summer.
— Swedish Proverb