It's been really hot here, I think it's been hot just about Everywhere. Today it hit 103 and the same tomorrow. It's almost impossible to go out during the day in this crazy dry heat. Dan told me I sure know how to choose a great week to take off.
I'm not complaining. I'd rather be home, that's for sure :)
This morning, I put dinner in the crock pot and made a loaf of bread. While the bread was baking, Jake read to me. We've been doing little mini school days, including math and reading. When the heat lets up a bit, we have some fun adventures planned. I've been so excited for this, but didn't expect this heat wave.
I've also been trying to stick to a cleaning schedule to make my life a little easier. First I thought, I don't need a chart. I've been cleaning all my life, I even used to clean houses for a living. But----this chart, like she says, really has helped me a ton. I don't know what it is about it, but I love it.
I was all set to clean my sewing room, then the creative bug struck again. I made a summer pennant garland banner. It was nice using my scrappy pack stash from last years projects. I used my Big Shot, because if I had to cut all those little pennants by hand, I'm not so sure it would have happened.
After everything was cut, I spread all of the pennants on the table. Then I decided what order and colors to use. I over lapped each pennant next to each other, just a little and then straight stitched across.
On each end, I stitched a long double strand of ribbon for hanging. To finish, I found some pretty lace and did another straight stitch to the end. I swear, this was about a 30 minute project. Nothing fancy, but I LOVE it.
I'm still deciding where to hang it. It's cute on the mantle, but it also looks adorable on the porch.