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Hello to you,

Did you have a good weekend? We had delightfully cool summer weather which was perfect for a birthday dinner party on Saturday evening and a nap and walk by the river on Sunday. {I don't know about you, but I try to sneak in a weekend nap whenever possible.}

Today I have beginnings on my mind as well as drawing things to a close. Rachel and I are sharing a little more of our process today at the Cup & Saucer blog {so go see!} and we are so excited to launch the first Collection in it's entirety on Wednesday! Aack! I can hardly wait. I really can't believe what we've put into this in terms of discussions, ideas, deciding, re-deciding, un-deciding, and then not to mention the actual making of the collection. Yet in all of this, we are proud that the items are handmade in small editions and batches, and center on a story.

Also as Summer is ending {sob. sniff.} so is our Echoes Summer is... series. What a fun time it has been. Why do summers always slip by so quickly? So quickly. In fact, this is my final week before going back to teaching. And I'm gripping summer as tightly as I can, which is not unlike trying to grip dandelion fuzz. C'est impossible!

Yet, let's get back to another beginning. Have you seen that our good friend and Echoes collaborator Emily Gaines Demsky just opened her very own shop today?! We are so proud of her.

Whew. I'm calling it a day. I hope your Monday was just as exciting friends,