Oct-Dec: Sewing Wasteland
For the second year in a row, I've gotten almost no sewing done in the last quarter of the year. I guess from now on I should just plan for that and cram as much as possible into the rest of the year. Commitments to work, family and the neighborhood didn't leave any time for sewing or even, it seems, for talking about sewing. Yuk! I've missed the forum and am glad to be back among you.
Littlehelen and I will be doing the Lotto for 2014. I hope to get the January info posted on (or shortly after) January 1st. We'll be posting the other blocks well in advance of their months so you can get started on those whenever you have time.
- I did finish off one quilt - the Iris & Peony one started at Retreat. It went to my SIL Mary whose breast cancer returned in a very big, ugly way this Fall. She had a double mastectomy three weeks ago and says the quilt brought her some comfort.
- I've been working hard, but all my time at work paid off. I've been given a full time assistant (yea!), a raise (yea!), another whole department reports to me, and I received a special recognition award at our national conference. Yeah, I rock. :~))
- DH Jim's job was eliminated in early November and that was devastating, but I'm happy to report that he has already found a more stable job and starts that one on January 2nd. We know we are very lucky.
- We used some of his time between jobs to take a trip 'back home' to visit his 92 year old dad. Just got home yesterday and, again, very thankful we were able to take the time to do that!
- In addition to the Lotto blocks, I'm pretty well organized to get started working on Dear Jane. I'm kicking myself that I didn't have a hand sewing kit for the trip we just took because there would have been lots of time to work on it; it was 22 below zero and being outside wasn't much fun!
I hope you all are well and have been well. I'll spend some time catching up with all the posts to see what you've been up to and what new projects you're working on.
Hugs to all!