Saturday, September 3, 2011

summer finishing

as our summer comes to a close, so do my summer ADVENTure projects. tomorrow the boys start school, and I begin a few weeks of adjusting. it happens to me every year. I can remember putting spencer on the bus for the first day of first grade, and the struggles that followed. ever since then, the first few weeks of school are quiet and somewhat lonely for me. so I've compiled quite a list of "to-do" ideas for those moments when the silence gets to be too much.

last week we visited the park for some sunny project photos and a bit of fun. the bit of fun starts it off...

and here's what I'll be adding to my ADVENTure collection:
*a few dishcloth additions using this pattern...

* cabled boot toppers for a boot lover on my list...
Pattern: Cabled Boot Toppers from Gifted by Mags Kandis
Size: One size
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, Color #4294- Turquoise Mix
Needles: US 6 dpn
I love these boot toppers! the pattern was easy to follow, but intricate enough to hold my attention. and those bobbles at the top....they're really fun to make!

* and Christmas pillowcases (by request) using Lisa's pattern...

tip of the month:
start thinking about December birthdays!
if you're like me, you probably have a few special people in your life who celebrate a birthday in December. and maybe (like me) the holidays end up grabbing all of your attention, and you end up behind in purchasing and delivering thoughtful birthday gifts. one of my goals this year is to have those gifts purchased and wrapped before December rolls around. this month you see a part of my niece's gift- a Happy Birthday pillowcase!

I hope september brings you scented candles, falling leaves, and creative projects that bless others as they bless you!

link up your ADVENTure posts here:


Meg said...

What a great tip about the December birthdays. I love those boot toppers! And the boys sure look like they're having fun! Time for me to put together another "official" adventure post!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

So many great tips for the coming holiday season! I hope you enjoy your time alone and find quickly find a new rhythm to your days. My youngest is starting preschool this week and while I am looking forward to a few hours a week to myself it is still hard to watch them grow.

stitching under oaks said...

those pics of the boys are so fun! I can just hear connor giggling. I need to stockpile some more dish pile is dwindling. I keep giving them away. (but I guess that's why I made them, right?) Those boot toppers are fun and what a wonderful gift that will be for someone special. Enjoy your easing back into the fall routine. I'm thinking aboutcha!

Denise said...

I posted early for my update, Aug 24, so I'll link to that :)

a friend to knit with said...

cabled boot toppers! oh my gosh... those are SO cute and someone was just asking me for a pattern for those! you are such a great gift giver!
so today was the day? wow. what a big year.
i hope you enjoyed yourself. and did something just for YOU!
hugs to all the robbs! xx

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I know how you feel during this transitional time....It's harder on us moms because the kids are off on new adventures and we are kind of left behind (sniff). You've got some wonderful projects in the works.

Gigi said...

Well look at you -- all efficient and productive! I've failed again ;( -- sorry! But I promise, this month I'll have some to share.
And such cute fun pics of your little guys!

Gloria said...

I am in love with your cabled boot toppers!! I have some boots those would look so cute with.

What sweet pics of your boys. I love having the natural shots of kids when they are having fun just being themselves. Great memories to have.