My feet! They are trotting along beneath me now, where they belong.
What a feat it has been to catch up on things after a couple of months
of scattered-ant-hill syndrome. I'm nearly there. Just a few more
photos for a book contribution, and one more design for my next fabric
collection (of course, it's the most complicated of the prints and might
take a week or two to finish). Then it's back on schedule. Glorious.
Perhaps even ahead of schedule soon, as we now have an on-staff seamstress to help bring my designs to life, moving pattern-development and sample-making along. I tell you what, it sure takes a mighty amount of focus to do some of my less-fun work (accounting, payroll, etc.) when there's a flurry of sewing going on in the other room. But great! I'll introduce you to Tamara in my next newsletter. And Nica too, my new Studio Assistant.
So, isn't my new Marlo Bloom handbag adorable in Nicey Jane? I feel sparkly when I'm toting a tangerine handbag around -- even when wearing pjs to the grocery store, as I tested out last night. I'm loving the vintage, khaki button on the flower too. Nothing like a touch of ugly to pretty up a project.
The school year is hovering. It floats over my shoulder, just beyond sight, and teases me, "Just a few weeks more and your little girl will be grown." Now, of course, this isn't true. But I am taunted nevertheless.
I'm still deciding which school to send Charlotte to. We're down to three choices -- and there are just about three weeks to decide. There's the school close to our home -- the easy option. The highly-recommended charter school -- C is near the top on the waiting list. And then a good, solid school in Elijah's same school district -- great district, but that's about all I know on this one.
It's going to have to be a last-minute decision, as I still have my fingers crossed on the charter school. Perhaps my school specter will go whisper a message to the school's administration, "Red rover, red rover, let Charlotte come over."