Wow, I can't believe the summer is over! We spent the past two weekend vacationing in Colorado. The last couple of months have been a mad dash of getting things done for my quilt business. The last two weeks, I really put a lot of that stuff to the side by really focusing on my family, catching up on sleep, and exploring outside my 5 miles radius of my home. It was well deserved, but by the end of it, I was itching to get back to the grind.
My baby, o how I love her so much. I want to make every day filled with unicorns, rainbows, and bunnies. Her happiness has been filling all my thoughts this morning. She has moved up to her 4 year old Hippo's class. I'm entering a whole new world of emotions. My daughter, Audrey, is an introvert, me an extrovert. My husband an introvert. I'm outnumbered and need to show more compassion and patience to my loved ones. As most introverts, change is hard. For her, starting a new class has both its ups and downs. She was so excited to be a Hippo. Now, it's Thursday, and she had a bad day yesterday. The teachers told us that she spent a lot of her day sad and crying. When we got home, I asked her what made her so sad. She couldn't really say. What I was able to get out of her was that her friends didn't want to play with her. O no! My heart filled with sadness too. All I could speculate was with the new class, there's new activities, new places to explore, and I told her that it was okay if her friends wanted to do something else. Further, I said she could follow them or do her own thing, but crying isn't going to 'make' the kids do what you want to do. Side note, she likes being the leader. I just hate seeing my daughter sad. She's my one and only, and I can't help but think I'm doing something wrong. Maybe we should have a second kid to tougher her up (nope, we are done with having kids... that's a whole other post.). Maybe I should plan more play dates. Maybe she gets too much of mommy and daddy time. Or maybe, just maybe, I don't need to do anything because this is all part of growing up. I don't know. This is all new territory for me. Before I scouted her off to school this morning, I told her to seize the day by choosing to be happy. I can't wait to pick her up to hear how she did.
Switching gears... I can't dwell on her all day. I will see her afterschool. But now, I need to focus on quilting. I have a tons of stuff coming. I'm gearing up for Fall Market. I'll be pitching new ideas there and hope something materializes. I have 4 quilts to finish this month and something for you. I'll be posting a series of piecing techniques. There will be tips and tricks and we'll do it without wasting fabric. I plan to kick off the technique series next week.
Before I let you go, here some pictures of our summer together. And no, I haven't downloaded the pictures from the last 2 weeks.
Check me out on instragram and facebook. I've been posting pictures of my quilting progress when I'm working.