Confessions of a bad blogger . . . . I just can't seem to hit my rhythm after our return from vacation. Oh, I unpacked the suitcases and made my way through the mounds of laundry that was in them. I got the cupboards and fridge stocked again. Even managed to run the vacuum a time or two. Beyond that I just seem to be spinning my wheels. Partly due to the days-on-end rains that passed our way. While it's true that I was born under a fog bank, I do not cope well with the deluge of water that falls from the skies here.
So I have just sort of been spinning my wheels for the last two weeks, accomplishing little beyond the daily required tasks that keep a home running. Hubby and I put a big bow on our anniversary celebration with a lovely dinner at a new-to-us eatery in a neighboring town. Thanks to all that left congratulatory comments. We enjoyed each and every one of them. With that said, I come to the confession portion of this post -
I mentioned previously that there were a few hundred entries on my Google Reader. Oh my, I almost felt like I was drowning in them. I read a lot, commented on a few and still the number of posts was not going down. Yesterday, I just hit 'mark all as read' and cleared the board. I began today with a clear slate, the sun is shining. Things are looking up.
I did pull out a hand quilting project from the deep, dark recesses of the basement.
So enjoyable to sit next to the fireplace and stitch in the afternoon.
There has been a little progress on Folkart Gathering, also*.
Our group is having two 'gatherings' this month so everyone has a chance to get to the quilt shop. Saturday I met with Suz (no blog) and started working on part of Block 2. Each of those applique ovals are the background for an applique star.
Hoping to pull out the machine and work on some of the pieced portions of that section soon. Also I need to get busy with the last of the Soot and Ashes blocks from Cheri's blog.
These are blocks 7, 8 and 9. If you haven't started this project, go take a look. They are really fun blocks to piece and take no time at all to put together. I've no idea what the finished quilt will look like, but that's half the fun.
Last but not least, take a look at this happy face.
Our little (little?) Daisy finished her obedience classes this week. The last class was the test to become a 'Canine Good Citizen' She passed with flying colors. We are so proud and from her happy face, I think she is too!
*this photo looks a little odd because it's actually a collage of two photos. The piece was too long to get in one picture.
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