Saturday, December 7, 2019

Trying again...

I am going to try another come back to the blog. I have been doing a fair amount of sewing this year and sort of keeping up with my 2019 UFO challenge. I have been quilting. I have been teaching classes with my partner in crime, Tina, and we have been having fun with those.

The last post on the blog was in April 2018 and there have been some big changes since then.

  • The kitchen renovation is mostly completed as well as the rest of the condo upgrades. I'm working on getting more done and will plan on a big push in the new year.
  • My brother bought a house and moved out. I am still working on putting things back to normal here. My sewing area is still set up in the family room and the master bedroom/sewing studio is almost empty. After the beginning of the year.....

Max got very sick and I lost him in June 2018. It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make.

The next hard decision was that Lula needed a companion. For a while, I wish that I had waited a bit longer and I wish that I had tried to find a slightly older dog, but we survived. Somehow.

So now, I can introduce Kinsey Milkbone, PI. She was named after the main character in the Sue Grafton Alphabet series.

It took a while, but she is comfortable here and follows Lula around and they play well together.

She even likes the quilts!

I have also finished quite a few UFOs this year and projects from my UFO challenge. In order, these are the 2008 (or 2009, but does that really matter?) Thimbleberries block of the month, the 2009 Designer Mystery block of the month from the Fat Quarter Shop, and a blue and cream Wagon Wheel quilt block quilt that I made for a charity for my aunt.

My other reason to try and start blogging again is to start doing some book reviews for new books and the recommendation is to have an active blog. So here goes!


marcille said...

Welcome back, I look forward to seeing more quilts, and book reviews!

Jennifer said...

Welcome back :)