Let me start by apologizing to those of you who have tried, in vain, to contact me by leaving a comment on a post. I have a vague remembrance of setting my comments to 'moderation' but did not realize that I would actually have to check in to see that there were comments pending. I thought any comments would continue to arrive in my email box where I would see them and publish from there. I couldn't have been wronger! So sincere apologies and thanks for checking in on me over these last empty blogging months. I'm here, I'm good and I do intend to keep this blog alive, though probably not with any sort of regularity that there was in years past.
So what has been happening? Not much in the way of quilting. At least nothing that could be considered finished. Here is the evidence of my shame:
I do not know, nor do I care to count, how many tops are in this basket. But this represents the last 3 years of my work give or take a couple that actually did ascend to full-fledged quiltdom. And while I do feel a certain measure of shame at my inability to finish a project, that has NOT stopped me from continuing to start new things.
This one has now reached the stage where it can be folded to join its brethren in the basket of incompletes.
But why stop there?a partner in crime, I have taken on Cheri Payne's Common Threads quilt. Our stated goal was a block a week. That has smoothed out to something more like - a week or two of no progress with a burst of two or three blocks completed all at once. Whatever it takes for us to encourage, drag, cajole or otherwise get the quilt made, it's okay by me. Who knows, maybe I'll even get it quilted?
So what am I doing with my time instead of making quilts? Well, I joined a gym. Scratching your head? I know I still am as I came to the decision voluntarily. Initially my plan was to swim laps but the chlorine was making my hair crappy and it was difficult to find a time when the pools was not crowded. So in an even MORE puzzling and very unlike me move, I started taking yoga classes which then lead to Pilates classes. Honestly, I'm shaking my head as I just read those words on the screen. Two classes of each each week. I'm also doing a lot of walking. I walk somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 or so miles per week. Hubby and I are planning on walking a 5k in November to celebrate his successful surgery. Then in January we are planning on walking a half marathon with The Princess, some sisters-in-law, a few cousins, their families and some friends, It should be a fun weekend.
We still enjoy frequent and regular visits to The Happiest Place On Earth. This Hipster Mickey shirt is my most recent acquisition. I know I border a little on Disney obsession, but Hipster Mickey really appeals to me.
And then there's Larkin.
If you've stayed with me this long, congratulations. This has been a long and rambling post. I don't make promises on when I'll be back, but I will. Tomorrow marks the beginning of my 9th year with this blog, I've no intention of stopping now . . . . just maybe slowing down a little.