A simple project.  I loved the colors on these place mats and thought they’d make a cute tote.  Annie pulled the weaving apart on one and we braided the strands to make a handle.

Tucked inside is a journal for a friend who had an unexpected turn after a routine surgery.  I’ve been around hospitals too much the past few years to not feel her pain, but am happy that she is now home and on the mends.

Summer life is in full throttle.  My daughter returned from a 12-day cruise in the Baltic Sea with the local choral group.  Now she is working two jobs – a theater camp in the day and a theater production in the evening – playing piano for both.  So I’m driving a lot more now and my sewing and knitting time will be even more compressed.  I haven’t even managed to cast on the second swirl sock!

We just had an 80th family reunion and next week is another 50+ family reunion at the beach.  Many fond memories continue to be made at both.

I hope your summer is going well!