Monday, August 29, 2011
Today is the first day of school for our kids, and I'm just a little bit thrilled by everything I've been able to accomplish today. I mean, I miss the kiddos, but it was time for us all to have a little separation from each other.
As happy as I am to have everyone on a routine once again (and to have some time to think), I am lamenting the end of summer for one reason: I didn't get nearly the amount of creative projects accomplished that I had envisioned. Granted, I had a rather ambitious list that was pretty unrealistic, but I only managed to cross off one big project. I refinished a cabinet for our daughter's bedroom. Seriously, the thing took me all summer! I just couldn't ever seem to find a big chunk of time to work on it.
Here is what it looked like before:
And this is what it looks like now:
I especially love Joel's Aviary II Damask print in the background and the new knobs from Anthropologie:
Maybe one of these days I'll actually have the entire bedroom decorated, but there is still a lot to cross off on my list.
But really, you probably didn't care to read about my lack of summer productivity and were more concerned with finding out if you were chosen as one of the pattern winners, so here is the list of our lucky winners!:
#18 Angela: Vintage Flutter Dress
#25 Monica: Inflight Hobo Bag
#41 Melissa Ann: Meadow Spirit Skirt
#73 The Rx Quilter: Empire Maxi Dress
#110 Dawnica: Junior Meadow Spirit Skirt
Thanks to everyone who entered the contest, and happy sewing to our winners!