I'm home! Both kiddos are settled in their apartments, and classes started this morning. I am happily getting back into MY routine which is going to include lots of sewing time. Life is certainly different with just two of us.. food stays in the fridge more than a few hours, grocery shopping is no longer a daily chore, laundry hamper is not overflowing, etc. For me, September is just as much as a "new beginning" as January 1st. I guess that's the teacher in me...
I have just finished another wonderful book which I've been wanting to read for quite a while: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follettt - what an awesome book! I thoroughly enjoyed it - one of my all-time favourites for sure. I never really liked studying History in school, but I now love historical fiction. This epic saga of nearly 1000 pages is set in twelfth century England and Follett weaves a rich tapestry of people and events surrounding the building of a cathedral in the medieval town of Kingsbridge. The many characters are well developed and their lives intersect many times throughout the novel. Spanning almost 50 years, this is a riveting tale of love and hate, faith and betrayal, revenge and triumph. I know I will read this book again. And you know what's next on my Must Read list: the sequel World Without End.
Look at my Mandevilla! It has fluorished in the heat we've had this summer and now, in September(!!) is loaded with buds. I am trying to give it lots of TLC, bringing it into the garage on cooler nights, in hopes that all the buds will develop and bloom.
Well I must get back to my studio. Yippeee! I have several projects that I want to finish before our first Guild meeting which is only 2 weeks away. So I'm going to be working hard, and I will share pics as soon as each is finished.... Can you smell the smoke coming from my machine?
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