Sunday Sevens Week – 44 (my Week 5)

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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.

Butterfly Bush

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.

ClassroomA

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.

ClassroomB

 

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.

Deck Blooms

 

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.

Kids SewingA

 

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?

Crazy Storm

 

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.

BlueRidge MountainsA

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.

 

 

 

 

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About robynsewsthisandthat

I sew. I knit. I craft. I have too many desired projects and not enough time to create. I am mom to 8 and grandma to 5 wonderful gifts. I am married to the man of my dreams. I created this blog to track my projects and to inspire others. We all learn by sharing knowledge.
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8 Responses to Sunday Sevens Week – 44 (my Week 5)

  1. Natalie says:

    Thank you for joining in with Sunday Sevens! For some reason I have only just seen your posts…I’ve only had the pingback for this one! Anyway- I’ll work back through your posts now and pop them onto Pinterest 🙂
    It looks like you have had a busy week with classes 🙂 We had some heavy rain here too this week, along with the thunder…the grass had grown and inch over night!

    • Thanks, Natalie. I am really glad that I found this neat little brainstorm of yours. I have had my website for a few years and have not been posting regularly. I really like the idea of recording images from my week and following others thru their week. And now I have friends all over the country and the world that I can share time with. How great is that?!? Plus I am getting into a habit of posting other things to my blog.
      I am hestitant to wish the rain away as I know we are still in for a few more months of hot weather. I dislike draught season and sometimes it can be rather severe. But, boy has there been some rain!!

  2. Nice pictures, your gardens do indeed look calming. And the rain! Is it silly of me to feel a tad guilty about the rain? My family is in California where it is such a scarcity, wish I could send them some. My daughter visited me here in NY recently and marveled at all the greenery. I’ll bet your workshops with the children are great fun!

    • Yes, I try not to complain too much about rain as I know many suffer without it. Lots of green is nice. Altho my hubby hates to mow the lawn. But, I like greenery. I love teaching kids to sew. Most of them really enjoy it. I try to allow them quick and easy projects that provide a sense of accomplishment. I love their smiles when they have finished something.

  3. STH says:

    Those summer camps look so fun! And your garden does look beautiful–what a lovely place to watch butterflies and birds.

    • Thank you. Our back yard is really fun. Right now there seem to be a lot of new babies learning to navigate the feeders. It is so funny to watch. There is also a nest of Carolina Wrens in a potted plant outside our kitchen window. Mom & Dad are really busy feeding the growing babies. I hope we are around to watch when the little ones immerge from the nest. Summer sewing camps are fun and exhausting at the same time.

  4. Thimberlina says:

    Gosh! It’s a wonder you get anything done for yourself! 😀

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