Showing posts from October, 2010

It's Been a Heck of a Week

Who am I kidding--it's been a heck of a school year. This new assignment has me working my tail off. I'm usually in between 7:15 and 7:30 and most nights I don't leave school until after 5. I'm getting way too old for this and quite frankly, I regret that I didn't take the early retirment package last spring. I was hoping to leave by 4:30 today, but thanks to a phone call from one colleague and a visit from another, I didn't get out until 5:15. And I still brought work home this weekend. But in a few minutes, I'm going to get comfy and settle myself at the sewing machine with a book on tape (Laura Lippman's In a Strange City) and a cup of tea and sew the night away. Hope all of you are doing something nice for yourselves this weekend too.

We Return. . .

. . .to the main purpose of this blog. I've had many posts lately about our activities, but no updates on quilting and stitching. You've all been kind in bearing with me as I navigate this period of change in my life. In between moving the kids and enjoying the freedom of not having them around, I have been working on a few projects. My quilting guild had a UFO workshop a couple of Saturdays ago and I completed one top and sewed the backing. That inspired me to sew the backing for a top I completed last spring. I'm nearly done with a quilt made from Boy Scout fabric for my son or I will be as soon as I replace the inner border. All these will be shown in good time. In the meantime, I give you a progress picture of Postcard from Paradise. This has been fun to do. Stitching the grid for the boxes has been perfect for the nights when I'm really tired (as unfortunately I often am due to my new assignment at work). As you can see, I'm nearly done with the squares and…