Sunday, February 3, 2013

… catching up

It's been a wee bit more than two weeks since I last posted.


I honestly don't mean to let so much time go by between postings. . .
But 'life' tends to have a pretty powerful influence 
on my abilities to get a post together, 
no matter how much I think about putting a posting.

So, . . . while I wait for Downton Abbey to air tonight,
I thought I'd catch you up a bit with what I've been up to.

. . . For one week mid-January, I subbed (teaching)
 I love subbing - but it was a long week. . . & exhausting.

My wool stash has been calling my name. . . (I love it so!)
. . . keep a look out for some new designs using wool.

I got to get up to Phoenix for a mini weekend retreat 
(& have lunch & catch up with a favorite quilting friend!)

. . . Dad had his birthday. . . 85 years young.
I feel so blessed that he is doing well & that I get to spend time with him.

My Dad's cousin came for a visit & while he & Dad did quite a few 'tourist-y' things, we did make the trek up to the top of our favorite mountain, Mt. Lemmon, to visit the little village at the top & we had a wonderful lunch.

. . . & just today, I am finishing the stitching on my wool (on flannel) 
version of one of Kathy Schmitz's designs from her wonderful book,
I love this book. So much so, that when I was asked to step in & hostess a woolie club at a local quilt shop. . . I chose this book to use for the projects we will work on.
Even though the book was really written for cotton fabric appliqué, 
they are turning out so cute with wool!
(By the way - if you live in the Tucson area, & want to join our little woolie club, call The Quilt Basket & join us! Our first meeting in Saturday 2.9, 
. . . we would love for you to join us!)

I'm also working on getting some more patterns ready as downloadable PDFs.
You have been so wonderful with teaching me how much you like & appreciate them,
so I'm doing my best to make more available for you!

There's a handful of new quilts & designs almost finished, 
but I didn't get any photos yet.
I'll work on that. . . so that you get some peeks!
(peeks are fun!. . . at least I think so!)

Hope you have a wonderful start to your week!



Karen said...

The stack of wool pieces looks yummy. The spring bunny block a good one. I am in the mood to do something spring looking.

Donana said...

I can't wait to see what you have new for us!! I'm trying to catch up on what you have for us now. Everything is so beautiful I can't imagine anything more beautiful!

Darlene said...

What a delightful project! It would be so much fun to make the trek to Tucson just to play with you. Something to seriously consider. :-)

Louise said...

What a nice post this morning. Belated birthday greetings to your Dad. It sounds like he has been enjoying life..i love working with wools even though i don't do it often. It sounds like you need to slow down a bit and play with the wools..have a great week!

Vicky said...

Happy Birthday, Dad! Wishing you a perfectly grand year!!

Love your wool project. I've been procrastinating learning to work with wool. Maybe this is the year!