Monday, July 12, 2010

I didn't mean to leave you hanging!

I can't believe that I've been away from blogging for over a week!  I have no idea the last time that happened - and especially not unannounced!  For those of you that were worried, or those of you that just plain missed me (aw...!) I apologize!  Rest assured that all is well with me, and the family, and that there is nothing to worry about at all.

As you know, I hadn't planned on taking a blogging break, but life "happened" as it so often does, and time got away from me.  We celebrated a quiet fourth of July weekend at home - Travis had to work on and off all weekend - so we grilled and played board games and enjoyed some downtime together.  The crafting continued though when Heather and I made some Steelers cupcakes for a friend's 40th birthday, and I sewed a patriotic pillowcase dress for Lily, inspired by Anneliese's tutorial over at Aesthetic Nest (see hers HERE)

Lily's dress was pretty big on her (I'm still no good at determining sizes and sewing them!) but it was cute - and I was pleased with it.  She should be able to wear it next year, too!

This past week we headed over to South Haven for a little belated 4th of July celebration and some much-needed beach time.  We watched fireworks over the lake and spent time with family, and some dear friends from out of town.

And then the crafty fun continued when we got back into town and I hosted my 2010-2011 New Catalog Release Party for Stampin' Up!  We had a wonderful time, and everyone is just loving the new catalog!  I'll post the link to it in the sidebar this morning - please check it out!  I'll post about some of the party details later in the week, but here are some snapshots from the event...

And as if all that wasn't enough -- we're heading to the East side of the state this weekend, I have two stamping events this week, I finished one summer class and have already started another TWO (my last ones before my thesis!) and so much more.  Summer got busy - and fast!  But don't worry - I have lots and lots to share with you this week - so come back soon!



Jane said...

Lovely doings...yes, summer is busy, but fun. The dress is sooo cute!

AVinNYC said...

Looks like you had an AWESOME week!!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Lily's dress is adorable! I really am a big fan of dresses with bows at the top (how you've fashioned this one). Also, I think it's perfectly smart to have a dress just a little big, although this one looks like it works fine, but still gives her some room to grow next year. Children grow so fast and it always pains me to think that they can only wear a dress for a few months.