Fast forward to June 24--
As we said our goodbyes outside of the dorm of the university that would be my daughter's home for the next 4 years, I thought about the wonderful journey ahead of her as she begins this new phase of her life and I couldn't help but smile. We'd done it-- successfully launched our last baby bird from the nest and she was soaring!
I must confess, a few days later I found myself missing having teenagers in the house but then my husband and I realized that we could have a conversation without being interrupted, we didn't have to cook if we didn't feel like it opting instead to go out to eat, and we had more time for each other and for our respective hobbies and interests!
Parrrrrrrrrty! Whoop! Whoop!
So here are some of the things I am planning to do now that both kids are in college and I have more free time to explore--
1. Learn hand embroidery to become more comfortable with and proficient in handsewing.
Signed up for Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery class through craftsy.com and gathered/purchased these class materials
2. Work on daughter's quilt for college
Began sewing blocks together. May have bitten off more than I can chew-lol!
4. Find my knitting mojo so that I can put the "knit" back in MsKnitSew.
Cast on a hat back in January 2013. It has been languishing among several other unfinished projects as a result of a lost knitting mojo. I picked it up again this weekend to pass the time while traveling with my husband who has returned to coaching (a passion of his). I had a lot of time to myself while he was meeting with the team and the other coaches. Managed to knit quite a few rows. I am currently working on decreasing for the crown and may even have pics of the finished project in the next post.
5. Start a Smash Book.
While shopping at a local thrift store I came across a sealed bag of craft supplies that I thought would come in handy and at less than $7.00 for the whole bundle I couldn't pass it up. When I got it home and began looking through the contents of the bag I discovered this
I had never heard of these products so I did a web search and discovered another hobby that I might enjoy. So naturally I had to investigate further. Off to Joann's (with a coupon, ahem, just in case) where I found and purchased this
It's been a little over a week and I think this empty nest phase might actually turn out to be kinda fun.
Until next time...Sew (or knit) something you love!