A Day Late
I was definitely in a "Christmas in July" frame of mind last month as, at home, I worked exclusively on Quaker Christmas, bought fabric for another Christmas quilt and pulled this out of my stash. I also made a baby quilt for a little girl who will make her appearance in September and took that to the quilter. The five-hour drive up to Newport, Rhode Island at the end of July turned into an eight-hour drive and I nearly finished the background on the Sanibel canvas.
Last week, my son and I flew to visit the graduate school where he will begin a research assistantship on Monday. While he met with the professors, I scouted apartments. We found one near the campus and he signed the lease. Since then, life has been a whirlwind of organizing, packing, and hosting "send-off" parties for his friends and our family. Today we load the car for the (approximately) 21 hour drive and ship any boxes that don't fit. It probably goes without saying that not much needlework or quilting is being accomplished right now. That's OK as I'm very happy my son got this position. It seems like a good fit for his career goals and we'll get a chance to explore a new part of the country during the next two or three years. I'll try to post a picture or two when we return.
A clarification: The woman in the picture on the post "It's an Epidemic" is not me! It's not my stash either. (I have a lot, but not nearly that much--I've only been quilting about four years). The image is one I found on-line and it captured how I felt about my sewing room at the moment.