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Friday, November 20, 2009

Is Christmas really this close?

I have been quilting now for about 17 years, mostly off than on. I am really trying to get time to work on my favorite hobby again. I've rearranged our schedule at home and Thursday night is cleaning the house night-no more cleaning all weekend long!! Yeah!!

I have finished my Christmas shopping-well almost, I have three things left to get. I'm mailing packages out this weekned. This next week, will be determining what recipes to make this year and card addressing. I hope to have our cards out the day after Thanksgiving as I need to let some people know of our address since we moved from Japan last year and I never sent out change of address cards, whoops!

So, I will be able to spend some time making some quilt projects for around the house. All of my quilts are utility quilts, and believe it or not, I don't have a single Christmas quilt or wallhanging. So, this year, I'm going to fix that. I'm working on a rag quilt for my mother this weekend and then onto Christmas items!! I'm so excited!!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Catching up ......

I seem to run at full speed all the time. Unfortunately, that means very little time sewing, but I'm hoping to fix that. Last week, I got to sew for a few hours on the weekend and I'm going to try to do that every week. I have several Christmas projects that I want to work on and I'm hoping to get them done and not feel rushed.

My kids keep me busy. Homeschooling three, with a toddler and infant is not easy. Its definitely challenging, but very rewarding. We just completed our first eight weeks and then took two off because my father came to visit. As a surprise, my brother flew in for a few days (it was dad's 60th birthday) so that was wonderful. I don't have any quilt photos to show you right now, but I do have these to show you:

This is one of the bald eagles that lives down the street from us.

Here's a photo of the baby taken a few weeks ago. She's changed so much already, I can't believe how time flies!

This is a photo from Deception Pass State Park, which we visited while Dad and Uncle Kevin were here.

Have a wonderful productive, quilting week!