Whew, what a week! I'm reminded of the new Kevin Henkes book we've been reading (thanks, Mom and Dad!), because every day seems to waver from one extreme to the other. For example, I lost my keys while running errands (too many packages and too much of a hurry: my usual problem) but then found them two days later (without the Tiffany keyring, of course). And a certain two-year-old drew all over the sofa with red ink, but then we bought some hairspray and were able to remove the stains completely.
Of course there were a few unmitigated bad items in our week: a certain someone tore a page from my library book (small problem) and has decided she no longer takes naps (BIG problem). But those two negatives were happily counteracted by the arrival of a new laptop (now I can work from wherever, whenever) and our first big step toward potty training (whoo-hoo!).
And the best item of the week? Well there were actually several, and one was certainly your fantastic response to the backpack pattern. Another one, which has me especially cheerful right now, is that I'm travelling to see my sewing, knitting, otherwise-needle-art-talented Grandma this weekend. We have some projects to work on together. And I'm travelling alone.
Got that? Alone. No potty training, tantrums, red ink, book tearing, no-napping, or early waking.
Poor Todd. I hope he survives.
In the meantime, here are a few favorite items to keep you busy:
Pretty, modern take on the cake stand
Our favorite method of brewing coffee
Adorable little sketchbook
Dr. Bronner's organic peppermint liquid soap. I've seen this product in the natural food stores for years now, but I'd never tried it until Bluelines mentioned it and then I found it at Trader Joe's the following day. Oh, love! It's all tingly and delicious-smelling.
One of my favorite books from childhood, the Betsy series from Maude Hart Lovelace.
The backpack patterns are nearly ready to go but, unfortunately, haven't quite made it into the mail yet. My apologies for the delay; there are so many to be printed and assembled, and although the envelopes are all prepared, the patterns themselves must await stuffing until my return next week.
Have a great holiday!