Recovery & Next Projects

It was a slow, tired week – my mental and physical states feeling the toll of our epic hike.  It always takes an equal amount out of me mentally to achieve physical challenges.  I’ve been pretty tired all week – at least not all that motivated to exercise.  Alex and I did race a 5k in Newburyport on Tuesday just because it was local, and we did pretty well.  Nothing outstanding considering it was 90 degrees out.  And a mountain bike ride last night to stretch the legs, I FELT mentally awesome – really feeling the fitness from all these endurance events – but my physical body was not ready for it.  We had to split off from the main group because I felt like I was going to faint – WTF?  So bummer there.  I’m still not sure where that came from …

But in other news, my inspiration in my studio has been good, thankfully.  I’m getting back into the creative groove and it’s been going well.  Most of my creations have been for babies – LOTS of new babies!  So Lucy, my niece gets all sorts of goodies (she’s on to grabbing things now, so that’s fun!), Phoebe the geographically closest baby gets all my experiments (slings, etc), and the newest, Casey is getting a little something.  The unborn are also a big focus – baby shower this coming weekend.  So needless to say, busy sewing baby stuff!  It is fun, though – the projects are small and take very little time so it’s really rewarding.  Big bang for your buck.  Here’s a glimpse or two:

For the latest, Casey (crib quilt underway):

For the next girl (portable changing pad and not pictured – matching swaddler, from this book):

Phoebe (asleep in her new sling – she’s not super fond of it- I think she likes to be more upright!):

Lucy (eating her new toy, from this pattern):

Look at her!!! Can you believe the smile???!

So on to the weekend.  So glad it’s here.  It’s going to be yet another gorgeous weekend so am planning many outdoor activities.  Tomatoes are just starting to ripen, cukes are going crazy, eggplant and peppers are just about ready to harvest, potatoes too.  And LOADS of basil!!!

Life is good.  🙂  Enjoy the weekend.

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