Wow what a day - school started! WOO HOO!!! I am not one of those mothers crying as I drop my kids off. Oh no, I relish this time of year! And so do the kids - seems that they really DO enjoy structure and routine. Who knew?! Sofia started 2nd grade today and was up at 6 begging to go. We said go back to bed! Poor wee thing. I had stayed up late making her a special new skirt to wear and I suprised her with that at the end of her bed, plus new shoes and a new pencil case. And did she wear the new skirt? Oh no, she wore something different, but promised to wear it tomorrow. I will post a pic tomorrow of the skirt, plus where you can go see the fabulous tutorial to make one!
My boy, Coleman, starts Kindergarten this year. He has been counting down the days. He's been ready for...oh...about a year now! He was on the floor crying this morning when he realised that today was actually Kindergarten open house and I would be going with him. He was sobbing, "But I want to go by MYSELF!" Can you tell that there is not an ounce of separation anxiety with my kids?
Now onto something completely different, I have been asked a few times about how to make the monogram letters from my last post, and if there are any instructions. Well I am happy to report that yes there are, and you can see them in this issue of Cotton Spice magazine - the best online quilt magazine ever, and definitely the best value for money as it's all free! Just go to page 56 and you will see them in all their glory! There is another issue coming out in less than a month. I will be sure to post when it comes out so you don't miss it :)
I am sorry for not including that helpful bit of information earlier! I blogged all about it back here, but have to remind myself that new readers of my blog wouldn't know that!
So how many different subjects do you think I can cram into one post? How about another - my garden! I have had some of you ask how it's been working out, and the answer is great! We have been eating delicious tomatoes for the last month, and there are still plenty growing.
Next year I will triple the amount of tomatoes now that I know this whole Lasagne Gardening thing works! Plus I will venture into other arenas - like...gasp...flowers!
We managed to eat only one of the cucumbers I had grown. We have a resident woodchuck that seems to have a thing for cucumbers. I was also proud of my teeny watermelon that started to grow...... but I also have a little boy that seems to have a thing for teeny watermelons. He brought it in to me one day proclaiming, "Look Mum - we have a watermelon!" And it had a nice bite mark in it. He was most disappointed that there wasn't any red stuff inside. Not suprising since the whole thing was smaller than a golf ball!
So that's my mish mash of a post. I hope everything you have ever wanted to know was covered. I'm still working on world peace.