It started out with good intentions. I sat down to some therapy sewing, because I was missing my girls so much. I sorted a pile of brown/maroon/purple scraps, and a little green too, from the scrap boxes. This is what it looked like at 10 A.M. last Wednesday.
A couple days later, it looked like this. Although I should probably tell you that there is still a small pile of scraps on the floor that haven't been used.
Thursday, I started trying to put the pieces together. It didn't get very far, partly because I was doing it while also trying to put up produce from the garden. I had intended to do the garden work over the weekend, but we had an invitation to visit some friends on Saturday and Sunday.
So, this is how it stands now. It should be an interesting puzzle to fit the rest of the pieces together.
As for our short excursion, we went to visit this handsome guy and his family up in Maine.
He's such a goofy pup. He actually spends the entire day patrolling the shore for fish. Apparently he has yet to ever catch one, but he's not giving up.
It was a nice visit, but difficult, also. We got to know this family through the friendship of our youngest and their oldest. We have never visited their camp without our younger daughter along. I missed her so much. We were tempted to drive the extra hour and a half north to see her, but then thought better of it. I'm sure she wouldn't like me to make a scene! This empty nest stuff is harder than I thought it would be. Anyone out there who has been through this have any tips for me? I'd appreciate hearing whatever you have to offer on the subject. In the meantime, I'll keep making myself remember that the girls are both growing tremendously, and learning so much that they need to know, and I'll keep sewing those scraps!