I think that I am finally getting the hang of recording my day-to-day doings thru pictures. I am also really enjoying following others who are participating in this Sunday Sevens Challenge. If you want to find out more about it check out Thread and Bobbins which is Natalie’s blog. She’s the clever gal who started this way for all of us to share a bit more of ourselves every week (and she has a lot more fun things going on over there too).
My past week was crazy busy. I will begin with a calming photo.
1 – Our Butterfly bush is ready to pop with tons of white blooms. We put this in 2 years ago and last year it provided us with lots of butterfly and humming bird visitors. Both have already begun to show up this year and I can’t wait to enjoy more and more every day.
2 – This is the classroom space that I use at the city Parks & Rec. I have 2 tables and 5 sewing machines to use. I teach 3 summer camps and 2 evening classes per week in this space. I have to set up and tear down for each class as this space is used for other activities during the day. I have it down to a pretty tight system now and allow myself 15 minutes to set up and 15 minutes to put it all away.
3- This is the space that I used at one of the private schools for my 3 hour per day, one week long summer camp in the afternoons. It was in the school’s art room. I had the space to myself for the whole week so I set up once and tidied up every afternoon. I just packed it all away at the end of the week. I had 3 girls ages 7 – 10. It was a blast and we completed 4 projects.
4- More calm and beauty in my backyard. Hanging pots bursting with flowers. We have had so much rain this summer. The plants are quite happy.
5- Little sewing hands. In this sewing camp I have more boys than girls. This day they made up cookie coin pouches. Then the boys got really creative and made hamburger pouches. It was cute and they had a lot of fun.
6 – Crazy rain. It poured down, then stopped briefly, then poured down again. And then again!! Don’t worry. I took this pic while sitting at the red light. We had 1 inch of rain in a very short time. And then another 1/2 inch overnight. No wonder my plants are so happy, amIright?
7- This is the other side of Afton Mountain thru the Rockfish Gap. Afton mountain is really part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I guess it’s just named specifically as there are a few places to cross the Blue Ridge. During the summer it is usually too humid to have a clear view. It is especially beautiful in the Spring and Fall. We were on our way to enjoy a late birthday celebration dinner that my sister created for me. She moved here last June and I am so happy that she lives so close to me now.
So, I had 10 classes this past week. Whew! I was really tired on Wednesday but my week got easier from there. Now I am down to 5 classes for the next 2 weeks. Should be a breeze, right?
I hope everyone has a fabulous week and I am looking forward to taking a peek into what goes on in your world. See you all next week.