Long time no see. Thought I would check in before you all thought I’d disappeared altogether. Nope. Still hanging around. Still hanging in.
Sorry it’s been so long. I’ve begun posts in my head many times but found my thoughts kind of trailing off as I haven’t felt much of anything creative and insightful. I’m sure you understand.
There have been good days and bad days. Good weeks and bad. There is much activity. I credit a busy 11 year old with that.
There are still so many things to be grateful for. I feel like I say that to myself pretty regularly. At least I hope I do because we have much to be grateful for under the circumstances of this life change.
But I find myself holding my breath a lot. Waiting for the first big thing to go wrong. Waiting for the car to break down. Waiting for all of the odd sounds in the house to turn into a plumbing disaster. And so on. Knock wood.
We’re just weathering our first sick kid bout. I’m telling you, that kid is a trooper though.
Along the way, I’ve done more sewing recently.
Oh, did I mention this:
We are still getting to know each other. There are some threads and needles (mainstays in the past) that the 820 doesn’t seem to like. Like any relationship, it’s a work in progress and I’m sure we’ll be best buds. Hopefully soon.
But we did work on some zebras together (using a block pattern from Camille Roskelley):
And quilted the Habitat quilt (using one of Scott Hansen’s patterns) that has been basted and waiting probably since July:
So that’s where we are. I feel very out of the loop but am hoping to feel more like jumping back in the creative loop.