Friday, July 1, 2011

Summertime

When I was growing up, summer meant long days spent swimming, reading, exploring, backyard camping... No obligations, no school, just endless days and nights stretching out before me, full of possibility and promise.

Not so anymore, of course. When you're a parent, summer takes on different meaning entirely (at least, it does if you're a parent with a day job). Gone are the lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer! School (aka where the kids go while you're at work) is OUT, and you've got to figure out what to do with those kids!

In many respects, summer is our busiest, most stressful time of the year. That's why I'm always amazed when, despite the craziness and occasional bout of wanting to rip my hair out... stuff gets made.

Fresh, glorious strawberries get transformed into jam...


Yarn is looped over and over and, ever so slowly, and turned into the makings of a cardigan...


And fabric gets cut and sewn into quilt blocks...


Endless promise and possibility indeed.

Happy Making, Everyone!

8 comments:

cauchy09 said...

i think that toast is the world's most perfect food and the only thing to make it better is homemade strawberry jam. nom nom nom.

Alrischa said...

I think that's true about toast. I love Summer, even though it's not like it once was. And I miss strawberries!

sapphireblue said...

I understand. I wish I were the one staying home all summer.

Ali P said...

Even from afar, you still rock my world. Beaucoup des bisoux, mon 'tite croquette.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Wow, you've been productive!

Hope you are having a good time enjoying your weekends! Especially these last 2 long ones!

Maryse said...

You are so well organized! Did you read that post? http://www.tentenknits.com/tentenknits/2011/07/great-fos-from-around-blogland.html

Dawn said...

You are so right! The strawberry jam looks delicious!

Jennifer said...

Strawberry jam is always more delicious when it comes under a checkered/gingham label. ;)

And that quilt will be stunning.

And that sweater? Oh my god those cables! drooooollllll