It's hot y'all. Stay hydrated.
Hello everyone! I’ve had a whole month to gather things in my brain to write about here, but I’ve had so much going on that I haven’t had the newsletter in the front on my mind. A couple weeks ago I had all four of my wisdom teeth taken out at the ripe old age of 32. Now that that’s settling down, I’m starting to get used to the crazy of Summer break and hope to bang out something creative soon. I remember when I was in school, time passed differently in Summer. Somehow slow and fast at the same time. That’s still true even when you work from home with two kids.
I actually had time to paint some in the past month. I wish I could set more time to paint, but I’ve been so busy. I know I sound like a bummer telling you all I haven’t had time to do stuff, but I have to be honest. Here’s some highlights of the paints I worked on. I love that I can get a washy color and an opaque color with the same medium. I plan to offer these as prints as soon as I figure out this dang scanner.
So, I haven’t been sewing lately. I don’t have the bandwidth right now. I was on the sewing machine long enough to finish a baby quilt and a button up blouse. I actually haven’t even finished the blouse because the hem isn’t done, but I still wear it stuffed into skirts and dungarees. This is the blouse in question. It’s from a vintage Butterick pattern (#4037) I picked up from an antique store. This blouse is so lovely, but the arm bands are just a little tight. The next one will be better. :)
The garden has made so much progress in the past month. The corn is growing ears, there are baby tomatoes, baby bean pods, and the flowers are blooming. The cucumber sprouts I planted from flats I got from the local hardware store turned out to be okra plants, which I’m excited about because I love okra. The Japanese eggplants make the most beautiful blossoms. Sweet potato vines are going crazy and are also beautiful. Needless to say, if all these things do well, I’ll have something delicious to eat at the end of Summer. And if it doesn’t, that’s ok because the process is just as fun as the end result (except when the heat index is 111° and the weeds get out of control). Do any of you have a garden? I always just assume that other people like growing things too.
That’s all I got for this month. I appreciate anyone who reads this. Working on this newsletter helps me stay motivated to keep working and making my crazy ideas come to life. Feel free to pop in the comments section and let me know what you’re doing over the Summer to stay motived (especially if you’re a working mom).