Sarah's Sewing and My Reading

My sweet Sarah is the only one with sewing to show for this week. I spent four days in Charlottesville with Mike and our littlest girls. We had a spectacular time! Pictures and a story to follow soon. We arrived home late Monday night and then, we left the little ones home with our big ones and I accompanied Mike to Miami to bask in his glory. His studio project is complete and he invited me to take a quick trip with him to South Beach for the grand unveiling. It's actually Thursday afternoon as I write and the party is tonight, so the details will be forthcoming next week. I have a flight to catch in the morning, though, and I didn't want to miss a needle &thREAD. 

Sarah went along with Mary Beth on Wednesday morning to the most wonderful Montessori school in the universe. Once upon a time, my friend Carmen, fellow soccer mom and Montessori directress extraordinaire, invited five-year-old Mary Beth to come "visit" her at school once a week. Mary Beth has very fond memories of those days. Now, she's teaching there, soaking up all that beautiful early childhood environment has to offer and being mentored by some of the finest teachers I know. Sarah is the happy five-year-old who gets to go to "Miss Carmen's school." Sarah sewed this week at school and she's asked me to present her handiwork for your inspection;-).

I have been reading! I finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I truly loved this book and I feel like I learned so much. I envy my other friend Carmen (not the Montessori one, the Colorado one) her literary trip to Great Britain. I'd love to go to Guernsey one day. And I'm so grateful to Carmen for encouraging me to get the recorded version. It was so well done and the cast of voices really added to the experience of the story. Five stars, for sure.

I've been reading an advanced copy for Sally Clarkson's new book. You're in for a treat! Truly, this is her best book yet. 

And after I finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I started listening to Running Like a Girl:Notes on Learning to Run. It's fine, but I'd like to find a different running memoir. I like the premise and I could identify with some of her story, but I would love to have been her editor because there are gaps to fill. There are lots of running books out there. Which one(s) to choose?

Next week, there will be a new adventure. I'm going to unpack and repack and go again. Twice actually. This is a very weird stretch of time for me. I'm not one to leave home hardly at all. And here I go. And go. And go again. I'll try to squeeze some sewing in early in the week and I'm certain to have plenty of reading time.

What's happening in your handicrafts and literary worlds?