Summer Fun


Hi, friends!  Happy Summer Solstice and first official day of summer!  This has been the first week we’ve consistently had 70-degree or higher temperatures and it has been a gorgeous week.

Summer Fun (Pattern and Branch)

The advent of summer and the end of school has gotten me thinking about vacation activities.  I saw a toddler summer bucket list on Pinterest, so I made one for us, too.  Here’s what I’ve got so far:

  • Tube down a river.  (Maybe we’ll try tubing the Saco River in Conway, NH.)
  • Visit Castle Island in Boston.
  • Try out the Swan Boats and Frog Pond in Boston.
  • Visit a swimming pond.
  • Go to the beach!
  • Try one new beach.
  • Go to Women’s Surf Camp (that one’s just for me).
  • Teach the neighborhood kids to play kickball.
  • Teach the neighborhood kids how to do the big jump rope.
  • Go to a wading pool.
  • Made popsicles, frozen yogurt, and gelato.
  • Do art!  Paint driftwood, make a mini art gallery, sew.
  • Try one new park.
  • Have playdates.
  • Fly a kite.
  • Pick some fruit.
  • Go clamming!

Summer Fun (Pattern and Branch)

We may not do all of these, but now we have some fun ideas to try together throughout the summer.  I’m pretty excited.  What about you?  Any summer plans or fun ideas?


Before we say good-bye, here’s a little weekend reading for you.

  •  I just checked out the book First Prize Pies by Allison Kave and it looks DELICIOUS!  I definitely recommend that you look through it.
  • Check out these super cool Euro bikes.  They’re like the mini-van of bikes.  You could haul so much with one of these…
  • Have you ever read any of the books in the Singer Sewing Reference Library series?  I have two of them and currently have another checked out from the library.  They are an excellent and very helpful resource.
  • If you’ve ever thought of stenciling fabric, Alabama Chanin provides the ability to download their stencil designs for free, so you can make your own versions.  If you have more money than time, you can buy premade stencils.

Have a great weekend!


About Lisa Poblenz (patternandbranch)

I love sewing and taking pictures! Pattern and Branch is my sewing blog with periodic photography posts (and occasional other side wanderings). It's a journal of my creative practice that I hope will add to the wider community and serve as a personal record to help me remember the details of my projects (because sometimes I need help with that). Welcome to this space! Join in the conversation!

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