I only got a few more rows done on the lace baby blanket, good thing my cousin's baby isn't due until December!
In a surge of utilitarianism mixed with desperation for sleep, I bought heavy fabric from a theatre company to make blackout curtains for my kids' room. The fabric is, well, black. Yes, it was a bad idea. Not the first I've had, especially when exhausted. And then there was the endless sewing of the thick fabric...
To try and redeem these curtains, I have cut out a moon and a bunch of stars of different sizes to sew onto them. Hopefully this will make them lovely night sky curtains instead of the current depressing WWII air raid curtains. Sewing the stars is my craft project for our 20 hour drive up North. I am hopeful of getting at least a few stars sewn on between doling out snacks and managing coloring books.
I am still reading through The Little Oratory and I still love it. The little sketches in it make it so homey and cozy to read. But, this weekend, I took a little break to read Willa Cather's novella, My Mortal Enemy. I was worried about this one from the descriptions of it that I had read. But, what a pleasant surprise, My Mortal Enemy is good, and spiritually so as well. The story is about coming back to the Faith at the end of life - a little dark, but well worth the read. There are some breathtaking descriptions in it as well. Love Willa Cather!