Thursday, August 23, 2007

I'm Really Still Here!

What a crazy time we've had here! I've had a lack of time and not much to say so haven't posted in a while. I don't feel like I have a whole lot to say this time, either, but here we go anyway! I'm up early today as I was supposed to babysit, but it got cancelled. I'm short on sleep as we stayed up late to watch the Cubs game...not exactly a good combination for being productive!

Since our mall trip, I've been quilting a fair amount on the quilt that was removed from the frame to do the outer blocks. I have one side left, so 14 seven inch blocks.

Usually at this point on a quilt I'm quilting constantly to get it done, but I've had so many other things to do that I just didn't have the time. While I did manage a fair amount of time, in spite of the busy-ness, it hasn't been as much as I'd like!

A good friend of mine is on vacation, her grandma lives with her and she needed someone to check in with her to see if she needs anything and visit for a little while each day so I've been doing that as well.

We've also been working on finishing paperwork for our oldest daughter to start cosmetology school in a couple of weeks.

So today I'm hoping to squeeze in some heavy duty quilting. I need to run to the store and visit friend's grandma, but still have this morning and this evening to mostly quilt...I hope...LOL.

I'm really hoping to finish these blocks by the end of the weekend, but in addition to grandma visits I have another trip to the school with my daughter, a 25th anniversary party to go to and possibly a funeral as I found out my own grandma is doing very poorly after her stroke last week.

Next week should be much quieter and I'm planning on hiding and quilting for as much time as I can muster before our school year starts the following week!

All in all, though, it's been a wonderful summer here and it really seemed to go nice and slow...but it never quite seems slow enough come Labor Day weekend!

I think the frenzy to finish this quilt might be connected with summer ending, now that I'm thinking about it. It's about this time of year that I begin to work on my Christmas gifts. I have a quilt in the frame that I haven't touched yet, knowing enough about myself to know that if I start on it, the other might never get finished! After that one, I'm doing the two cover up quilts for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law for Christmas gifts.

It's a little hard to imagine Christmas right now, with the morning sun shining on the tree I can see from where I sit, the air fresh and clean from recent storms (though I STILL am waiting for the drop in humidity!)

So here's to a productive quilty day...and sleeping in tomorrow!

1 comment:

Solstitches said...

It's always a little sad when summer ends but nice to get back into routine.
This is the sweetest picture of your little girl :)