summer temps update

The past few weeks have been full of all sorts of fun and busy times, and lots of summery happenings.

A dear old friend of ten years came to visit us on her Outer-Banks-to-Tennessee bike tour (shoulda seen her legs…all muscle!), and more visitors a few days ago as well: much-loved friends on their way back up to their New York homestead, which, with its goats, chickens, horse, and more, sounds like a dream I’d like to live in a few years down the road.

My sister is coming down to visit in a few days, and since she’s eager for relief from city craziness and inescapable heat, I’m excited to take her swimming and berry-picking. One of the things I’m currently looking forward to about our move is the proximity of so many beautiful places to visit, combined with a little bit of much-needed free time, so that Andy and I can have some summer travels of our own.

The next month will be packed, but with special times and beautiful people. I’m hoping to have a gathering of friends before we leave town, and it will be nice to have so many people I love in one place for a few hours. I’m also looking forward to the Big Crafty next weekend. I moved out of my studio space this weekend, so for now our sunroom is also a temporary work space, and I’m excited to be able to spend more time at home working on creative projects. I’ll be working on a neat custom wedding book, finishing up lots of books for next weekend, and altering lots of clothes so that I can feel like I have a new summer wardrobe (theme of the week is minimal-but-work-appropriate clothing).

One of the loveliest parts of my life as of late has been teaching my beginning bookbinding classes. The June sessions were wonderful, and  I am convinced that I have the most amazing and enthusiastic students in town (thanks to all of you for making my work so much fun)!