The first few weeks back at school are always the busiest. Sorting out my own kids and their new classes and schedules. Organizing my private teaching schedule and returning music students needs to happen which is a delicate dance of finding out who has soccer or baseball or hockey and when they can fit in a piano or flute lesson. Trying to finish up the data entry work that needs to be done that was neglected over the summer also must happen as quickly as possible. So there hasn’t been much of any sort of needleart much to my dismay as it really helps to keep my spirits level. My loom hasn’t been touched, the garter blanket has only grown a few short rows, and my William Morris woodpecker embroidery has had only a few stitches hurriedly thrown in – therefore no pictures worthy of taking.
On the bright side, the laundry pile is shrinking as is the paperwork stack. My teaching has begun this week and my lovely students seem to be happy to be back which has been very nice. Sarah and Nicholas seem to be settling in very well with their respective classes and another school year has begun. I’m sure that Christmas will be here before we know it. After that, not long until we can return here for longer than a weekend visit: