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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Playing Catch Up

Preparations for Christmas are going on around here.  Thought I would take some time to say Hello!
Above, that is my 14 year old who is actually taller than me but I had on heels.  He said it was cheating. 

My husband and I are celebrating our 20th Christmas together (counting the one before we got married). 
Note the tiny trees up high out of poodle puppy reach. 

These are some baby quilts that I recently sent off to a cousin.  She lives in Texas and is expecting a little cowboy. 
This lovely pink one went to the piano teacher for her to take to a new granddaughter.
I have a quilt waiting to go onto the long arm as soon as I find time, and a bunch that just need to have the binding sewn down. 
Life has been crazy but I am hoping that things will settle down in the new year so that I can return to running and quilting. 
I am loving seeing everyone's Bonnie Hunter Mystery but I refuse to start since I have so many of them unfinished. 
Happy Quilting!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Catch up

Here is mostly what I have done this summer.  This picture is back in May.  His name is Jack, as you can see. 
Here is what he looks like now.  He is still only about half as big/tall as he is supposed to get. 
This is the most recent quilt finish, and yes, this is the best picture I have.  My mother bound it and it went to a dear friend's daughter for her High School Graduation. 

I have returned to work this year as the Librarian at a High School.  I LOVE IT!
I am still doing long arm quilting on the side.  Just not much of it.
I have not done much running since school started so I seriously need to get back to that!  Jack misses it as much as I do. 
My house is a mess.  We started cleaning the garage yesterday and gave up after about 1 hour, so, obviously we didn't make much progress. 
I seriously need to rearrange and clean out my sewing room too.  I can't even work in there. 
Hope to be making more posts now too.  More projects to show and more running to discuss- that's the goals for this fall.
Hope everyone has a wonderful September!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Finally...some quilting

Finally, after what feels like forever, I am working on a quilt!  This is going to be a gift for a young woman who will be starting college in the fall.  Her mother is a lifelong friend and my mother babysat her for years.  Feels good to have my machine running on a personal quilt.  A few customer ones in the wings too so hopefully the hum of my machine will be heard all week!
Unfortunately, I skipped running this morning to get myself motivated to quilt.  I am planning a trip to the gym this afternoon though.  Treadmill and swimming will make up for my laziness!
Hundreds of other projects calling my name...maybe I can manage to stay focused long enough to get to them!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I still exist...

I am still here.  Just crazy busy and not very motivated.  I am doing a lot of running-some of it with my new running partner pictured above.  He is only 15 weeks old so I am taking it very easy on him, just enough to help him get use to the leash etc.
You can see he is very rambunctious and only one of my little poodles will play with him at all. 

Other than that, I am doing a little sewing, a little working, a lot of goofing off with my kids and enjoying my great back yard. 

Hope everyone is having a fabulous summer!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Some quilting going on...a little

This is my Row by row quilt that my guild is using as our BOM, or ROM in this case.
It is a pattern from littlemissshabby...
Finally got the machine going again.  She's been resting for about 2 weeks.  ouch!

I have so much to work on, I have no excuses for doing so little recently.  Just lazy I guess. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014




just some of the clean and organized sewing spaces i wish i had...


I have been feeling very uninspired lately, not wanting to do anything.  I realize that it stems from the NEED to do certain things...things I have promised, things with deadlines, things that do not feed my creative need, things that do not bring me joy in the creation because they are someone else's definition of what needs to be done, or what something needs to look like.
I am sure you have all felt these feelings in your creative journeys. 
I simply need to take a deep breath and get moving on them so that I can move on to something that I WANT to work on, rather than stagnating and not getting things done.

Another thing that is bringing my productivity to a halt is the overflowing mess of my creative space.  It is crowded and disorganized.  I have not come up with a plan of how to create a welcoming, organized and useful space in all this clutter so it remains as it is. 
I would love to hear ideas of how you have organized and tamed your creative space so that it allows you to work freely.

Again, looking to simplify,


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