So, we are headed towards July. Which means I should probably write my May 2016 Update. I can remember back in the day when I successfully wrote a weekly update called Image Journal. It was a good idea, but like Project Every Day it was REALLY hard to maintain.
May started with another BIG adventure. I boarded a plane and headed towards Pittsburgh, PA for the opening of Fiberart International 2016.
And then I flew back to Anchorage in time for graduation season. Son number graduated from High School! He will be attending Southern Oregon University in the fall majoring in theatre and pre-law. We get lots of comments about that double major. The fact is, if you think about it, there is a LOT of crossover between those two careers. We are just happy he has a plan, and we can afford to help him make it a reality.
Son number two had a great season of band concerts. He was the percussionist for the Hansew Middle School Jazz Band. His teacher was a true gift for us this year. We couldn’t have done it without you Frau!
I once again experienced the pain of trying to keep up with this Project Every Day experiment.
If you want to know more about Project Every Day, you can read this introductory post I wrote here. You can also follow along on Instagram where I try and post daily. I am also doing weekly documentation of the project on my website. Basically, if you are interested in making any of the garments, this is the place where I will be listing the pattern, fabric, etc…
I know from past months that if I get behind, do not procrastinate. GET CAUGHT UP. I am staying with it. Sometimes though, the only reason I am staying with it is because I am stubborn, and I said I would. It is very hard, even for me, to see what this is all about. But I wanted to do it. So I am.
These photos are taken in the same place. First, at the beginning of May.
Then in the middle.
And finally at the end of the month. May is a dramatic growth season for sure. Most gardeners would tell you that planting season was almost a full month ahead of schedule this year. 20 years ago, planting weekend was Memorial Weekend. Now days, the plants are in full bloom by then.
I finished and mailed my SAQA Auction Quilt.
I started hiking again with the Happy Hikers . I hope to share more about that in a future blog post, but for now let’s just say that Anchorage has an amazing trail system, and I am super lucky to live right next door to it.
May is moose season. We had a momma and her baby claim our yard again this year. That was until a bear came snooping around. They did the skedaddle, but we don’t know if they made it. I hate thinking about it. I know it is nature, but they were our neighbors.
I made a half dozen fleece flannel baby blankets. You can learn how to make them here. This is probably my most popular blog post ever. They are easy to make and very much cherish by those who receive them.
On the last day of the month, son #2 and #3 plus friend got in the car with me and drove to McCarthy, Alaska.