It's been a crazy-pants week around here—we are all nursing low-level head colds which I hope will slow us down a bit. This week we had some house construction. Each girl has their own bedroom now! We also start Nutcracker rehearsals this weekend. This year all 3 girls are in it, with 5 parts between them. Gah! But the big news is Grammie got a pug puppy, Toaster, a little boy, 8 weeks old. He's trouble—so funny and cute. Our 7-year old pug is so sweet and patient with him, it's just hard to do anything with a puppy near by. The girls are exploding with love for this little fellow, which is nice, but also makes me happy we can leave him at Grammies, you know what I mean? Lots of intense love boarding on mania.
- Last night we went to the opening of Emily Winfield Martin's art show at Land here in Portland. Her paintings are so beautiful and impressive—you can see them online, and in person they are even more stunning. The show will be there for a bit, it's really worth checking out. One of my favorites is this one.
- This Sunday, 4:00PM October 13th, Susan Beal is having a book event at Powells for her newest book, Sewing for All Seasons: 24 Stylish Projects to Stitch Throughout the Year. Susan has contributed so much to crafting, sewing, and creating over the years—both locally and nationally, her books are always solid and this newest one is no exception. All the details about this event are on her blog, the book is not quite out yet (I got an advance copy—I am a lucky duck!) so this is a great way to see projects and ask Susan about it before you buy it. It looks like it will be available in the next week, so Amazon says.