It’s been a very long month and there has been so much going on that there has been little time to share any of it.
My sister brought the plants for me to grow. These are delicious.
Tech support (my son) put in a new hard drive and I got my files downloaded from Crash Plan. It took a week of leaving the laptop on while it did the work. Now I must do the filing and cleanup to get everything back where it belongs. The most important part has been my photos. There will be a lot of housekeeping going on to get them backed up to several places. I had to reinstall programs that I used every day as well.
Bet you thought I was sitting on my hands here just enjoying my down time. Ha! I wish that could happen one day. Only one yard of rock in my sister’s truck. She drove, I did the shoveling. She’s not allowed.
It didn’t take as long as I expected.
The angle has to be just right.
We had a short spell of decent temperatures that were combined with so much smoke in the air from forest fires. First the smoke came down from Canada and Washington then the wind shifted and we got smoke from southern Oregon. In the interim, I managed to get a little outside work done as well as some inside projects.
2 yards of mulch took awhile to move so the car could go in and out
This will be a bridging post for the next thing that’s been going on around here. Never a dull moment in Sleepy Hollow.
This fabric was a gift from my son when he went to Hawaii. Was it a whole year ago?
The back side.
My son brought this butterfly fabric for me from Hawaii. Had to make something we can enjoy daily.
I’ve been making sets of placemats to sell and give as gifts.
The fronts are made with 4 fat quarters
Don’t know if you can see the top stitching. No batting is used so glasses don’t wabble
all the backs are the same
With all the work I’ve done, there has been a lot I haven’t been able to get around to doing. My sewing room has been collecting dust for the last few weeks since before my company came and left. I have been looking at what is going to take priority in my life in the coming year. I love to make things for friends and family and will probably continue to do that on occasion but circumstances are changing and there is some writing that needs to be done sooner than later. Stories that need to be written for posterity while this old mind can still recall them.
Machine embroidered one for a gift and two spares for later
The first of many hand embroideries finally finished.
So, quilting is taking a back seat for the interim. It’s been a hard decision to make as I love all the members of my group. I think they understand. As soon as it cools down just a bit; we are expecting 99 degrees this week and close to that most other days for the next 15; I will finish up preparing the outside for winter and settle into my writing almost exclusively. Losing my laptop for even a short period of time pointed out how much I enjoy the process of writing. It feels good to be back in the business of telling stories.
African Violet loves the kitchen sink area
Do you suffer any angst from losing something you work with daily? How about setting priorities and focus?
From my heart to yours,