Oh my goodness, I can’t believe how long it has been since I wrote a blog post! Packing up and getting ready to sell a house are obviously not my muse, because I haven’t been inspired to start any new projects. Luckily I have a very active facebook group and I live vicariously through those wonderful ladies that like to share pics of their projects ;).
I have managed to do a little bit of stitching in the evenings and my redwork is coming along very nicely! . I think when this is done I might just splurge and get it framed professionally and then give it a place of honor in my new quilt room….speaking of which….we have bought our new house! Yay, it is so nice to know that we have a new home to move to, although this house is pretty old and it does need a LOT of cosmetic work (can you imagine wallpaper on every…single…..wall….( including some of the ceilings!)). We also have dreams of finishing the basement and the attic, as well as redoing the ancient kitchen….I think I better start buying lottery tickets to afford all these dreams~hahaha. But we are looking forward to doing a lot of the jobs and making the house “ours” and I figure it has to be good karma that the one and only owners of the home lived there happily for 40 years!
So just because I haven’t been doing many ( any) new projects, it didn’t stop me from dreaming about starting some new ones :). On Instagram I discovered Margot Languedoc who owns The Pattern Basket, and I bought this amazing pattern from her:Isn’t that the sweetest looking quilt? And I’m sure I have the perfect layer cake to start this one! ( Probably several, but shhhh, don’t tell hubby). I also treated myself to Lori Holt’s Scrappy Project Planner ( which I also saw in use on Instagram~yep, spending a lot of time Instagramming these days….).This is a mash-up of a planner, journal, scrapbook and pattern book really. There is a place to plan your projects, a place to take notes about the projects, 6 patterns only available in this book, plus so much more. I just had to have it and I can’t wait to start planning my next project!
In the evenings I have also started hand quilting this happy quilt that I pieced together quite a while ago already….but you know how it goes….you get distracted by a new project and before you know it, the old one is at the bottom of a pile somewhere…
I am stitching this one with a BIG stitch ( that’s all these eyes can take anymore!) and I think it is going to be a charming quilt when it’s done. ( This is a pattern by Camille Roskelley and came out of one of her books).
On a sad note, we lost our beloved pup of 14 years this past Wednesday. I always told him he was the best pup ever, and he really was. I miss him like crazy. Luckily my daughter and I got to be with him until the very end and I think that comforted both him and us. Losing a pet is always difficult, but I am so glad that we got to enjoy him for so long. Forever in my heart, my sweet Canyon.
I found this quote ( well, a partial quote) and it really spoke to me:
“You have to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad. love what you got, and remember what you had”.
Until next time,
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