It's amazing to me how every year when August rolls around all of the things I thought I would finish during the lazy days of summer are still staring me right in the face. Does that happen to you?
The fabric above is for the Market Tote that I blogged about here . This fabric is washed, pressed and cut and it was going to be my summer bag, but as you can see THAT didn't happen. I love the fabric enough though that it will hopefully now become my Autumn bag :)
The yarn that is wound into balls and ready to go is for this sweet little backpack for my granddaughter, McKayla. ( I still gulp when I say granddaughter...eek!)
A few weeks ago Mckayla asked "Grammy...when are you going to make my purse?" This would be the purse I have been promising to make for about a year now...yikes! Given that Mckayla is now entering the 3rd grade, I thought that this backpack would be more appropriate for her and she agrees, so it is moving right to the top of the "hurry up and finish summer project list" It's a grandmother's duty, right?
So......I am focusing on finishing up these Summer projects before summer is over. It is my goal to see that the little backpack, "Hey Teach" and the Market Tote finished before the summer wanes. A grrl can hope anyways.......
On another note........
Over the weekend I received this fabulous gift from Lynne. This was a beach theme and very fun!
You can see that Lynne outdid herself with a sweet little conch shell bird house, some very pretty shell shaped dishes, beachy smelling soap and candles, a much needed file organizer along with a market tote pattern and some cotton yarn to knit it with.
There was also lots of candy reminiscent of our childhood, but the girls scooped that right up :)
Lynne has been our gracious swap hostess over for a good time now and she has done a fabulous job at coming up with interesting gift themes. Lynne is taking a break to take care of herself and her family for a spell and we wish her well!!