Super Girl Summer

Day 2. I’m pooped.

I have been out of town with family, so my summer with Super Girl (SG) just started yesterday. She came in ready for limitless fun. Me, not so much.

My stitching/woodworking/sewing mojo has been a bit underwhelming lately. I’ve gotten a bit done on several projects, but not as much as I could have. Now it seems I will be spending my creative time on SG projects. At least for the next few days.

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We started yesterday by going to the craft store to get a small scrapbook to keep our summer memories in.

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The first thing we made for the scrapbook is our Summer idea list. We made one last summer and checked things off as we did them. We’ll add to the list when we think of more stuff to do.

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Yesterday afternoon, SG learned how to use my table saw to make herself a box. She listened well to the safety lesson and had no mishaps. Her hands were steady and her cuts were true.

We assembled her box and today I spray-painted the inside black. It is going to be a Minecraft “chest”. (Minecraft is a popular video game.) I’ve ordered “Minecraft diamond” wrapping paper to cover the outside. I’ll show you the finished chest when we’re done.

One project I’ll be tackling this summer started today. I’m determined to get through things I’m working on without interruption. This morning while working in the kitchen, I asked her to wait until I was done before handling two different requests. She did.

She’s going to be 9 next month and I don’t think I need to spend another summer developing Attention Deficit Disorder with constant interruptions. Hopefully, she’ll get the hang of this waiting-her-turn thing before too long.

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This afternoon, we worked on our “fairy family” man. We started him last winter, but he had to wait for summer to get pants. We made him a “dickie” and tie to go under his jacket. And yes, he’ll get a wooden bead head.

SG’s reluctance to sew has waned a bit and she’s trying again. Her increased maturity seems to have granted her a bit more patience and less of a need for instant gratification, skills every seamstress needs.

Tomorrow morning, we’ll go to our farmer’s market. She’s already asked what we’ll do afterward.

I think I’ll take a nap.


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