Summer ended as it began….at the beach.  Although I am already setting unrealistic goals for myself, it feels good to be back in the saddle again.  Now that everyone is in school, I have some time to get behind the sewing machine again and it feels great to be there!

I spent a good chunk of time working on a slide show for my brother’s birthday.  It was fun to go back through the family photos, remembering all the wonderful times we had growing up in a family of six kids!  Add some instrumental music, including “Brian’s Song”, and some pictures of my dad whom we all miss and it brought out a few tears in the group.

I started sewing some familiar items….

Annie and I are going to have a table at a craft show in two months.  We are excited about  the items we are making.

Mini clutch to hold my business cards.

And I’ve got some other ideas brewing that I’ll be excited to share with you soon!

I hope the nip in the air puts a lift in your step!

PS. Damask fabric from Contemporary Cloth and coffee sack from Donkee House.