The first of May seemed more like "mayday" to me. I couldn't shake off the sadness from losing Abby. Everytime I looked into Alsley's eyes over the weekend it seemed that he was feeling sad too.
I finally forced myself to do some sewing to occupy my hands if not my mind. I finished making a quilted nap mat cover for Em. She will be attending a new school for the summer in a few more weeks and I can't imagine in this hot, sticky climate just slapping a sheet over one of those nap mats for her to try and rest on. She tends to be warm natured like her grammy. I didn't manage to get a picture of it (Em wanted to bring it home when she left), but I used some Benartex Paris Cats and two of the dots from Cats Amore fat quarters to piece the top and made the back out of some bunny fabric that I had gotten on sale. When the bunny fabric arrived, I didn't like the way it felt - it was rough, and therefore, was perfect to use to envelop the back of the mat. I'll try and snap a picture over this coming weekend.
I ordered a couple yards of Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks voile fabric to make myself a nice cool tunic top as the summer swelter has hit - almost 90 today and very humid. I ordered the Diamond Mine Ink fabric because I think it will be dark enough so as not to be too see through. I'm hoping to be able to wear it to work, but I figure I can always throw on a camisole under it (which would unfortunately defeat the purpose of it being cool and light).
Speaking of summer - here's a picture of my little pumpkin at the beach
Finally, I want to thank you so much for all the kind thoughts and well wishes that we received after losing Abby - you'll never know how much the love and support means to us.