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And the Vacay Begins!

June 25, 2015

My vacation has begun! I am already stuck into all the things on my ‘want to do’ list. My husband says that in the summertime I turn into a one-woman sweat shop. Ha, that’s because I’m so pent up from the normal pace of things where I have a lot of obligatory things to do in my day, and often I just want to sew, knit, read, etc. You know what I mean! When I dream of being on vacation, I think of myself in the sewing room, knitting on the patio… I have a lot of wonderful images in my head about how it’s going to be. Well already some of that has become a reality.

HDQ Knitting

As a college professor, I opt to take the whole summer off – and so I’m just luxuriating in the time that is stretching out ahead of me. I don’t have many real plans, but in a way, that’s part of the luxury.

HDQ Design Wall

On day 2 of my vacation I managed to move things around in my little sewing room to make a place to hang a design wall (also known as a piece of batting!). I’ve knitted on the patio, I’ve fondled yarn, one that happened to match my nail polish, and it’s only just begun!  The quilt on my design wall is called The Lucky Penny quilt and it is made with half hexies. (Pattern and template from MSQC)

HDQ Tabby Cat Yarn   HDQ Red Yarn_1

Naturally life throws in the unexpected. We were thrilled when on the morning of her graduation ceremony we were told that our daughter was indeed eligible to graduate and walk!  What joy – we dropped everything and had the most wonderful day.  SCC Graduation 2015 Benaroya Hall Seattle

Yesterday we saw a pine squirrel coming out of our eaves with a big wad of insulation in his mouth! We put out a live trap, and will drive this little dickens enough miles away where he won’t likely return.

Pine Squirrel In Live Trap Close

I’m feeling super creative, how about you? What does the summer mean for your creativity, do you just want to be active outside, or are you like me ready to craft!?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 25, 2015 7:18 am

    Fun post, Letty! Hope you have a wonderful vacation and use up a ton of that creative energy!

    • June 27, 2015 7:46 am

      Thank you Jan. I sure appreciate your sweet comment.

  2. June 25, 2015 2:00 pm

    As you know, I want to do both…..be outside in my gardens and be inside and sew. A bit of fine tuning usually allows both. You’re not wasting any time getting into ‘vacay mode’, and I’m so happy for you! I’m thrilled too, that you finally have your design wall….you’ll soon wonder how you ever managed without it. I do love that hexie quilt! So have fun, enjoy your long awaited time off and revel in your love of creating.

    • June 27, 2015 7:47 am

      Yes, I already could not bear to go back to not having one! Thanks D xx

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