Just WOW…

Let me start by saying WOW!!  Thank you to everyone who has signed up to be a part of our site and get blog updates!  I feel totally humbled and grateful, (and to be honest, totally impressed with myself for making a website that anyone would sign up for!!) so thank you for helping to make this effort worth it.  I wanted to build a site that would engage folks and let them see a little more about  our family business, but I am finding that “I” need a place to share things too.  IMG_6648I guess that is really the heart of this blogging world…folks wanting a place to share things.  Every time I turn around,  I feel like we have gone through so many little milestones, and I’m excited to broaden my “sharing circle”!  Just this week, we’ve made it through one summer camp and started another, got a learner’s license for my son, took him driving for the first time, volunteered on a local co-op farm, and I’ve been working like crazy getting ready for my QuiltCon 2016 submissions!  I am just dying to share it all!  It does take a little more time to get to the blog than it does just to throw a FB update out there, but I find that I have never been good at the little blips…I tend to say nothing at all or everything in my head.  I am also a bit of a rambler, as you may have riddled out…So just WOW!!  Thanks for signing up!!  I guess to say thanks, I will share some beautiful pictures I took of a hike I went on after the first day I dropped my daughter off at Horsey Camp.  It was a very reflective day for me because it has become so crystal clear that she is growing up fast…There were a lot of things to think about that day and a hike was just what I needed.

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A tiny little violet. Almost looks like a flowering weed, but then you get up close and realize that there is so much beauty there. Then she said to me, in her very tiny Alice voice: “I am NOT a weed!”

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Aptly named Buzzards Roost. I startled one out of a tree and almost fell over some rocks! #smooth

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Look at all those tiny little hairs!! Nature is crazy and amazing.

I saw the cones before I saw the tree...The telltale sign of a long leaf pine in the area. Then I looked up...

I saw the cones before I saw the tree…The telltale sign of a long leaf pine in the area. Then I looked up…

And sure enough! There she was! Longleaf pines are native to this area and make the best cones!

And sure enough! There she was! Longleaf pines are native to this area and make the best cones!

Now, if you were starting to think that maybe you are in the wrong place because you wanted to see lots of cool crafting stuff, and this isn’t what you thought it would be, there will be lots of crafting stuff too!  I’m just getting warmed up, and part of this family business is making sure we get lots of family play in there too!