"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Monday, January 24, 2011

Indefinite Hold

I have decided that I am going to put my blog on hold for a while. I have a lot going on right now (looking for a job, going to school, etc) and I just don’t have the creative energy I used to have. I hope it will come back to me someday, but right now it’s just… gone.

I still enjoy reading blogs, although it seems to me that a lot of previously interesting blogs have just become advertisements for quilt shops and pattern designers. The online quilting world is growing and changing rapidly and I just don’t have the time to keep up with it.

I will continue to post on Flickr as I have anything to post, and I will see some of you on Twitter and Facebook.

Hugs to all!


Friday, January 14, 2011

AMAZING Giveaway!

DO NOT follow this link to the Lucy and Norman blog. Megan is having a giveaway on some awesome fabric… and I WANT IT!

So don’t go enter to win, OK? :)

A Pause…

Well, my plans to get sewing again have been put on hold, since I have started packing everything up again to move to the bigger apartment in a week. I have been sketching like mad, though, and I can’t wait to set up my sewing room and get going!

In other news I decided to go back to school- and I’ve been accepted! It’s an adult education course that will really update my medical billing, coding, reception and transcription skills. It is Monday through Friday from 8am till noon, so I probably won’t be working until it’s done in June. I have been looking for a part time afternoon job but so far no luck. On the plus side, I will have afternoons for cleaning, cooking and of course, sewing!

I’ve lost another 6 pounds and had a great milestone this past week- I bought jeans that were THREE SIZES smaller than jeans I bought in the summer! I was SO excited and it’s nice to finally see some real changes in my body :) I am a lot more active here than I was in Illinois- I have a lot of friends here and I love getting out and doing things with them. I have none of the severe depression problems I had during winters in Illinois, and for this I am so thankful :)

I am also excited about getting back into one of the things I missed SO much when I was in Illinois- volunteering with New York State Special Olympics! The Winter Games are in about 3 weeks and I am all set to start volunteering again. I can hardly wait to be in Syracuse the first weekend in February!

Monday, January 3, 2011

A Chance Taken!

So this morning I got a phone call from my apartment complex, just asking how I liked the apartment and if I was happy and stuff. I AM happy and told them so, but I also mentioned that I wish I had rented a 2 bedroom apartment. When you move from a house to a 1 bedroom apartment, it gets a little cramped. My bedroom looks more like a storage unit right now and it’s not very restful.

Fast forward to this afternoon: I got another phone call to let me know that they have a 2 bedroom available, with a move-in special rent that’s not much more than I’m paying for my 1 bedroom! They have no problem with me transferring from one apartment to another within the same complex, so it was a pretty easy decision! This one not only has another bedroom (can you say sewing room?), it has a 1/2 bath in the master bedroom, so I’ll have my very own private bathroom space.

I have amazing friends who have all agreed to help me move and I can move in about 3 weeks! I’m so excited to have more space!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

It’s 1/1/11 today! I am so excited. I just know this year is going to be amazing! I know I’ll be discovering a lot about myself this year. I’m looking forward to it!

I’ve been sketching some quilts and other projects over the past several weeks. As soon as I have my tiny little sewing area organized and useable I plan to get started on them. I still have a bit of “sewer’s block” going on but I know once I just sit down and start making something it will go away. I plan to get started this coming week.

Happy New Year everyone!