Hello! I didn't meant to take such a long break but this summer has had me busy busy! I feel like everything I do lately is in bits and pieces. A little bit here, and a little bit there is how I get things done these days!
(This quilt has nothing to do with this post except I finished it woohoo! The tutorial for this quilt can be found here. )
This summer I've been able to enjoy my kids, without the anxiety of "needing to keep them busy and making sure they were having fun"...for maybe the first time ever. Last summer I had a newborn baby and we stayed at home all summer and really did nothing, except play in the yard and go to parks. I felt so bad, and felt so much guilt that I hadn't made a "fun" summer for my kids. After summer was over and school had started my friend asked my oldest how his summer was, and he said "it was SO much fun!". He said it like it was the best summer he'd ever had!! I was the only person who thought we'd had a lame summer, and my kids were just happy playing on the slip n' slide and eating popsicles all summer long. They were in heaven! So lesson learned...and I don't stress out about summer anymore. We still go do a lot of fun things, but we also spend a lot of time at home doing nothing and being together. It's kind of awesome, and I'm swearing off summer Mom guilt for good.
(My 4th of July quilt that is still in pieces on my sewing machine...whoops!)
I was so honored to get to take part in July's Quilty Box!
Subscription boxes are so much fun...and I love that Quilty Box donates a portion of their sales to Quilts for Kids!
I won't giveaway all of July's box details for those of you that haven't received it...but it may have some Hello Jane in it, and how fun is this magnet!? It is so strong, my husband promptly tried to steal it. I can stick my snip scissors on it next to my sewing machine and it's a perfect holding spot.
I also designed a pattern for this Quilty Box that uses the fabric cuts provided in the box (except the white fabric).
You can find out more about and subscribe to Quilty Box here, and I have a box to giveaway to one of you!
GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Thank you!