Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Back in the saddle

I can't believe it's been so long since I have been involved with "me"-we've had a tough winter in Maryland and the hubs has had a few health "issues" and I have ignored my sewing machine.  I have not ignored my crochet hooks or knitting needles, but I've definitely missed my sewing machine.

The girls are fine.  The Blondie is doing well, recently presented both a poster session and a talk at a professional conference.  She is definitely a "woman of science" and makes me so proud.  The Redhead has found her niche (for now) in teaching.  She's been in China teaching English to college students.  She's had some incredible experiences, and it warms my heart as a former teacher.  She's doing some excellent writing on her own and again, I'm proud.

I'm still working on Ashwathi and Arun's wedding quilt.  I am hoping I can finish it by their first anniversary!  It's a difficult pattern for me, but it involves a star, and her mother told me her name means "star" so I feel like destiny had a lot to do with this.

I also have a lot of fabric to sew for CoCo, the wonder greyhound.  I'm hoping to make her a few lightweight jackets and have some heavier weight ready for next winter. Go figure, I end up with a greyhound who is not docile, nor does she like to be inside in winter.

I also bought about 12 yards of Dr. Who fabrics for a variety of projects, fleece and cotton.  Spring dresses and fall jackets come to mind first.

The apronista is doing a sew along in gingham, one of my favorite fabrics!  So, the juices are getting ready to flow!