Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Last week was Rain City Rock Camp for Girls, which was super fun as usual.  In previous years, I served as a camp counselor, but this year I switched things up a bit and acted as a band coach.  (Counselors stay with the girls all day and help them get to all the places they need to be at; band coaches work with the bands to help them write their songs.)  My band's name was Toxic City.  They were nine.  And they rocked.  Their song was a dark little number about toxic angels, voodoo, dinosaurs, and goldfish.  It's one of my favorite weeks of the year.

I don't have any pictures of the girls (we like to protect their privacy) but my house is looking especially cute, so I'll post a picture of that.  Ah, summer time.  (I am thinking about sewing.  Really I am.)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Gratuitous Picture of Alice

There's no sewing going on here, but for good reasons now.  Summer is super busy for us in the Pacific Northwest, and we have been outside enjoying the sun while we have it.  Also, it turns out that I have enough summer clothes.  Who knew?  I might make a new dress or a top in the next month, but I'm having fun just having fun.  Last night we went out to Golden Gardens with the family and barbecued on the beach.  I haven't posted a picture of my niece Alice in awhile, so here she is.  Cute as a bug, but I wish she would stop asking "But Why?"