Archive for August, 2007

Charlie Charlie, we will miss you always.

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Time flies

I can’t believe it’s mid August already.  Alessandro’s second birthday is just a month away, and going back to work is right around the corner.  The time has just flown.  I have really enjoyed having this time with my son.  Watching him grow and learn is just an incredible thing.

We’ve been going to Music Together classes this summer, and I’m going to miss them. It’s been wonderful to see how he responds to the classes and how his confidence has increased.  When we first started going, he was really shy and wouldn’t leave my lap.  He often cried through half the class.  Now, he may cry a little in the car when we get there, but he’s up and running around and playing with instruments and interacting with other children and the teacher the whole time.  I think it’s been a really good experience for him.  I know it’s been a great one for me to share with him. 🙂

On the bookbinding front, I finally finally bought supplies so we can build a press.  Yes, I’ve  got a nice 24 x 36 sheet of MDF that we’ll cut up for boards.  I’ve now got a nice thick carpenter’s square that will hopefully help me cut straight lines until I can buy a board cutter.  I’ve even got a nice new chisel that will allow me to use the ribbons I’ve bought to create closures.  I’ve got bone closures to use, and I’ve bought some beautiful paper. I still need to buy some bookcloth though.  So my first projects will rely on paper.  I should be able to start soon as the room renovation is almost complete.  We just need a floor and some furniture, and we’ll be visiting IKEA later this week.  Yeah!!!!!!

I can’t wait to get started with making boxes and books again!

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