I haven't abandoned blogland, but I've continued to be really busy at work and with my children. I spent last Sunday on the road to visit my son at his college (as if we haven't seen enough of him during cross country meets this fall) so we could discuss his next steps after graduation. This past weekend, I went to my sampler guild meeting on Saturday morning and then headed to my daughter's college to hear her play in her jazz band concert Saturday night. Although she had a major paper due today, she took some time to have breakfast with me yesterday and we had a wonderful time talking about, among other things, the possibility of her studying abroad next year. The weather was lovely and the drive back went smoothly, but by the time I arrived home and took care of a few things here, we were out of of daylight. Therefore, I don't have any pictures of my current work. I've been plugging away on Grace Mason and binding quilts, so as soon as I'm home when there's daylight, I'll get some shots to post here.
In the meantime, here are a few links to things going on in the blog world. Evalina is hosting an oldest UFO stitch-along. Check it out here: http://evalinamaria.blogspot.com/2011/10/oldest-ufo.html
Heather is gearing up for next year with a list of monthly themes that you can read about here: http://lottloft.blogspot.com/2011/11/theme-licious-2012.html Personally, I don't think I'm going to do this as I'm planning to make Amy Mitten's Not for Us Alone my focus project for next year, but the rest of you might want to join in.
Finally, Teresa wrote about her Stitcher's Bucket List which is giving me a lot of food for thought. I hope you enjoy it too.