So much life has happened, I can’t even wrap my head around it all most days. But I’m returning to my main loves (writing and quilting) with a few others thrown in for good measure.
I’ve missed being here and sharing the threads of my life. Have you noticed after finishing a quilt how many pieces of thread are literally everywhere? For weeks I find pieces in every room of the house and somehow also in the car! I finished working on a memory quilt my daughter and I made together for her in-laws. We used gold embroidery thread. Now that’s a blog unto itself! I’ve got serious opinions about metallic threads now! But before I go off on a tangent.
Long story short.. #1 son and wife now have two sons, #2 son has two daughters, #3 son served five very long years in the Marine Corps and in eight days is going into the Army as a Sargent, and my baby girl met and married the love of her life and three months ago had a son. My Father, Sister in law and Mother died. We sold our home in Florida and moved to the mountains in North Carolina. Of course that leaves a lot out but I’m sure I’ll cover it in time.
Oh yes, there have been quilts and new sewing machines and new old sewing machines. I also learned to crochet. And fell in love with tunisian crochet.
So many threads woven so beautifully into the tapestry that is my life. New threads added and some old ones no longer…
Where do I begin? In the middle of course! Y’all already know I’m far from organized! I made it a year in the Post-a-day challenge but couldn’t follow-up the second year.. I guess I get an E for effort?
So here we go…
I have completed a few quilts. Though for the life of me I can’t find the pictures. I finally finished the “Bubbles” Quilt.. I like how it turned out. I really need to do more thread painting to improve my skills though! This is my current project. It’s been slow going but I’m enjoying the process.
We’ve spent a lot of time at my Mom’s house playing and spending “family” time.
There’s been a lot of celebrating. Birthdays, Mothers Day, Graduation of #3 and yes Enlistment into the Marines. (I’m counting down the days until he leaves with a heavy heart.)
We’ve had too many medical scares. Still more that have not been resolved but we also celebrated getting braces off after three long years!
DD and I went to see One Direction. (That’s a boy band for those of y’all without teenage girls in the house.) The Amphitheatre was filled with 20,000 screaming girls! I’m still trying to recoup from that! I’ve got a new grand puppy (yes, again!) Her Name is Sophia. She’s the first for #2 and his GF! I’ve got to get that quilt done in the next two weeks!
Last but of course not least. I finally got my first tattoo! I love it and am already planning my next!
Hoping I can get back to some semblance of routine but I’m not counting on it. Taking it one breath at a time!
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Winter is my worst time of the year and just when I think we’re nearing the end of it. Well it’s 34 here this morning. This is just ridiculous! I had the doors open yesterday. This morning my car was covered with ice!
I didn’t get back from taking Mom & Dad to breakfast till mid-afternoon yesterday. She had things she needed done while I was there. So maybe a Quilt Show today? I don’t see that happening though. Sundays well, they are Sundays. In fact it’s nearly noon and I haven’t had a moment to sit and write.
Today I have the big part of my quilt room organization. Get rid of this computer hutch. I have a super-duper computer on its way here to bring me into this century’s’ technology. It’s blam-o fast with tons of cache. So all I have to do is tear this one down and get the new desk out of the closet.
I love that phrase.. “all ya gotta do is___” . It sounds so easy, simple even. But rarely does it work out that way. So I will be computer-less until Tuesday sometime. I’ll be stuck on a lap-top or one of my kids computers. EWWW!
On the plus side I will be able to do two things at once without crashes losing tons of data. I will also be able to learn Electric Quilt which I haven’t even been able to load on this dinosaur. So there ya go…
That’s all I’ve got for today..
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