Well, hello there!  Did you have a good summer?  I had a great summer and although I didn’t intend it, I took an extended break from blogging and crafting.  I wanted to catch up with my blog friends and even document my summer shenanigans here, but the past few months just whizzed by and here we are… September!

September always feels like the New Year to me!  With the carefree days of summer behind us and the kids back in school, it’s time to turn the page and start afresh!  Oh yes, the only downside is that I’ve had to turn my morning alarm back on, LOL!

My daughter and I had a glorious summer away visiting family and friends in India.  I haven’t been back there for a few years and this was my first time going back without the hubster and our son, so it was really interesting!  A girls only vacation!!

When in India… 🇮🇳👸🏻 #incredibleindia #summerfun #indiadiaries #nammabengaluru #mydesiprincess

A photo posted by Preeti Verghese (@preetiverghese) on

Being by ourselves on vacation didn’t stop us from having so many adventures and we enjoyed every moment.  I was skeptical at first about traveling this extensively all over South India by ourselves.  But my hesitations were unfounded.  In this digital age where information about anything is literally available in your back pocket, traveling can be hassle free.  I found that if I planned ahead and did some research via travel forums and blogs, I didn’t have to waste time having to map out our daily agenda which made things less stressful.  Would I do this again… absolutely!  Although, doing it as a family would quadruple the fun level!!

I tried to document my adventures over on Instagram, hence the phone pics.  Are you on Instagram? I’m preetiverghese over there, look for me and say hi 🙂  I’d love to catch up with you too!

For my trip, I packed some crafty supplies in my suitcase – some knitting and some hand sewing.  But I never even unpacked them!  That’s ok.  There was no deadline to get things done and I was totally fine with that.

With the approaching cooler days ahead, there will be plenty of time and reasons to stay indoors and get creative 🙂  I’m also looking forward to getting back into reading!  My ever growing To-Read list is getting ridiculous!!

I’m hoping to get the Mexico quilt finished this month and I’m almost done with a pair of stripey socks.  Also, I’m half way through a slow summer mystery with the lovable Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.  It’s a good way get the creative juices flowing amidst a packed schedule that comes with a start of a new school year!

Did you travel over the summer?  What’s on your crafty list for fall?  Any good books on your nightstand??

Talk soon xo

3 thoughts on “Turning The Page

  1. Becca

    I’m glad you’re back! I’ve loved seeing your amazing IG photos all summer! And I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of sewing you get done this fall. Welcome home!


  2. autumngeisha

    It was so fun to follow along on your beautiful summer adventure! September is always an exciting month for planning all of the upcoming fall crafty/knitting projects. I want to finish up some lingering WIPs in order to clear the way for Halloween socks, a shawl KAL & maybe a quick sweater.


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