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We had a quiet week around town this week, but last week we headed out to Coney Island with my mom. We have a WCS membership, so we went to the NY Aquarium, which is still being rebuilt after Sandy.

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June Outfits 2016

We’re having a pretty great month here. My knee has been so much better, school is out, I’ve been working on some new writing assignments, and I’ve lined up two quilts that will be published later this year and early next. We’ve been getting really crafty around here, and we’ve had adventures all over the place. It’s been amazing!

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Other posts on this project: Storybook Baby Quilt Pt. 1, Storybook Baby Quilt Pt. 2.

This one is finished! I was making this for Hannah’s speech therapist, who is amazing and expecting a baby girl next month. And I got it delivered to her this week before she heads off on maternity leave. We will miss her! So, she gets a quilt.

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With no camp or school program for Hannah this summer, and Mama still trying to get some work done, it’s hard to fight the temptation to let her sit in front of the TV for hours while I get stuff done. And I will admit, there are days when that happens. But aside from our summer field trips, I’ve been turning off the TV and trying to put different activities in front of her to stay busy and engaged.

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I’m not even sure if I can count this as our first sewing project, but it’s our first attempt. I bought this adorable dino kit on our UK trip and thought it would be a really good place to start with Hannah and sewing.

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This is the summer of adventures. The past two years, Hannah attended her school’s toddler summer program every day. But she’s not in the toddler program anymore, and no more summer program. She’s not quite ready for camp, so it is Hannah and me together all day, every day.

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Other posts on this project: Storybook Baby Quilt Pt. 1

So this chevron quilt is from Crazy Mom Quilts Zig Zag Quilt tutorial. I know usually chevrons are made with half square triangles, but I just could not face HSTs at the moment. I needed to get this quilt done ASAP. And this tutorial has been fabulous.

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We didn’t go strawberry picking this year, but we did pick up strawberries from Cedar Hill Farm & Nursery, a local farm that sells pesticide-free strawberries. The season has ended here, which makes me sad every year. It feels too short!

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I took Hannah to Field Station: Dinosaurs last summer because it was scheduled to close at the end of the season. But, surprise! It’s been reopened temporarily in Overpeck Park in Bergen County. And I’ve heard that there are plans to eventually move it to a new, permanent location.

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I’ve started a new quilt to give as a gift next month, using a jelly roll I’ve had in my stash for a while of Kate & Birdie’s Story Book collection for Moda.

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