first day 2015

So now we have a preschooler. A marvelous, grownup little lady preschooler. Who runs around pretending to be a superhero, or a horse, or a puppy. Who climbs everything in sight and loves to act out elaborate scenes around the house.

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August 2015 outfit

Tomorrow is Hannah’s first day of school in her new primary class. Which basically means, it’s her first day of preschool. And Wednesday is my first day back at work, even though our students don’t start till next Tuesday. So, really today was it. The last day of summer vacation for Hannah and me.

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We love ramen around here. And anything remotely Asian and soupy. This is a beef version of our favorite pork ramen from The Best Skillet Recipesand it is yummy. The original calls for mushrooms, but this family is less than wild about fungi.

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I love this pattern, but it was much trickier to make this hat from Oliver + S Little Things to Sew than I remember from last year. Curved piecing, no problem. It was stitching in the cap on the reversible side to the already constructed brim. Getting those seams to line up properly without extra fabric was tough.

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More posts on this trip: Soul Food and Sea Life, Seashore Trolley Museum, Ogunquit’s Marginal Way Is Gorgeous….

When in Maine, visit lighthouses. And walk on bluffs if you can. And play in a field. And lay in the grass. And enjoy where you are.

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More posts on this trip: Soul Food and Sea Life, Seashore Trolley Museum

This is an understatement. We did spend a day in Ogunquit during our trip, which basically involved having lunch at The Wild Blueberry and then walking the mile-long Marginal Way from Ogunquit to Perkins Grove. Then taking the trolley back. Hannah wasn’t up for beach shenanigans really at all on this trip, she was a little under the weather.

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More posts on this trip: Soul Food and Sea Life

This little spot in Kennebunkport, Maine is splendid. I think this was the best thing we did with Hannah all week, and the next time we’re in Maine we should go back.

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We just got home last night from a week-long family trip to Maine. Everyone’s been hit with a cold, but somehow today I’m the only one still under the weather. So I’m going through my photos and trying to get back into the swing of home life.

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I started a quilt with this collection a couple of weeks ago under extremely sad circumstances. I’ve stalled on its progress because of those same sad circumstances, but I’ll be getting back to it next week. And I will finish it. The top is done, but then I needed to put it away for a bit. I’ll piece the back and get it quilted and bound. Then I will share more.

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