The college grandchildren have started to leave for their schools. They rest will depart throughout the week. Some of the younger grandchildren have started back to school this week and the remainder will go back next week. I'll miss having them around and stopping in all the time. However, it was a great summer.
I had some fun fall sewing to do before school started. A friend of mine is a teacher. To encourage creative writing with her students, she uses a book titled Letters From Felix. She has used a pathetic looking "Felix" stuffed rabbit that gets to go home with the children. I promised her that I would make a new one for her before classes started.
He even has his own backpack for the start of school (and for carrying his notepad and pencil).
One of the granddaughters stopped over this past week because she wanted to "make a dress". This was her first dressmaking attempt and I think she did a great job on it. She loved it and can't wait to come home for Thanksgiving so she can sew some more.
I managed to get my Scrappy Radiant Star quilted. I'm looking forward to getting the binding on it and having it finished.
It was my block choice for my month of the Gridster Bee. Each of my beemates included an extra block so the construction of the quilt went quickly. They were all stars in my book and I included their signature blocks in stars on the back.
Lastly, this week has seen excitement with several of our tortoise eggs hatching. It's always a fun time to watch the progress.