|Kaeleigh (front/center) with friends.|
Then the very next day, we were off to the Cape for just about the next month or so. We are very blessed to be able to spend lots of time in a beautiful spot in Cape Cod, MA. Every year we have the most amazing time away and form the most precious of family memories. Not only with our immediate family, but with extended family as well. Nothing beats it! This year included surfing lessons for the kids and lots of time with local friends-new and old! Our scrapbook from the Summer of 2011 in Cape Cod will be very full indeed! It was a wonderful escape from the everyday routines and responsibilities.
|Kaeleigh, Andrew & Ryan taking a break from surfing to watch the seals.|
Two days ago I was talking to a friend about my guilt in not have done anything for Dress a Girl in the last month (except answer a few emails). She told me it is good to have a break from something you love-that when you go back to it, you will enjoy and appreciate it all the more. I think she's right!
Yesterday, my mom came down for the day to help me get a jump start to getting back on track with making pillowcase dresses. What a blessing that was! She was the one who got me into sewing in the first place and when I saw her last on Father's Day, I sent her home with a huge bag of donated hospital gowns in cute colors and patterns. Yesterday, she brought over about 20 dresses that she made from that material. They are even cuter than I imagined!! That in itself got me excited to get moving again! We finished about 35 dresses that were started and got about 20 more moved further down the road to completion! I made about 20 yards of double bias tape and ironed in labels in alot of dresses! It was a great day with Mom and great for cranking through the dresses as well!
|Dad & Mom|
|Haitian girl that just received a pillowcase dress-This is why we sew!|