The last thing I remember was walking over to my laptop to write up a new post and something hard hit me in the head. As I was coming to, several warm and love filled faces were hovering above me asking me where the triple A batteries were, “mummy can I have more ice”, Can you help me hem a pair of pants, did you pick up my uniform from the cleaners?
As I tried to sit up, the dull ache of awareness told me it was my old buddy that hit me…”old buddy?” Yeah, LIFE, you idiot!!!
I can’t even tell you how swamped I’ve been lately and honestly just not feeling like myself. I won’t bore you with all the details but I will say that you HAVE to make time for the things you love to do no matter how much life’s responsibilities try to pull you away from it. I feel so lost without my online world. It’s awful!!!! But no matter what I’m going to try to my best to “be back” even if it’s one post a week. I missed it here.
So when last we met I’d talked about the bookcase doll house I was working on Kira and wanted to have done by her birthday (May 6). Well, it was not finished on time…for a number of reasons.
My cousin is now living with us. We knew that was to be part of the plan for this summer but we didn’t know the summer was to start on May 5th. So all of a sudden Chris and I were chickens without heads trying to get the down stairs in our house turned into an apartment of sorts for a 20-year-old to be comfortable as she traveled to and from the Manhattan each day working her first internship. It has been wonderful having her but needless to say there is just more to do with another person under your roof.
That said, the brakes were put on the doll house. I also realized that while I was super excited about the doll house I suddenly wasn’t sure that a three-year old was going to enjoy it as much or in the way I wanted her to. Kira is a very busy girl and loves to take things about to figure out how they work and I suddenly saw all my time and energy spent making miniature curtains going awry in a matter of minutes. So I decided to wait. Maybe getting ready for my cousin’s arrival was the universe’s way to saying wait another 6 months or a year.
But I couldn’t leave her with nothing. So I found a substitute “doll house” that for the time being will be so much more fun, portable and far less breakable.
Here’s a little peek…
Aside from working on that project I’ve also started a new quilt for one of my readers? How’d she get so lucky? Actually I now have 2 quilts going for readers who have become friends and have brand new babies (one to arrive any minute). What sewist/quilter/knitter can resist making a gift for a new babe? Not me!!!
I’m only showing a peak of this one since she “visits” here and I don’t want to ruin the surprise completely…
You’ve seen this one already but I love it so much it’s worth an updated peak. Most of the blocks are completed..Now it’s time to “sandwich”, quilt and bind…
I also have a quilt planned for this lovely bundle….It’s for my sister for her 40th birthday and 10 year wedding anniversary…..
I am busy just haven’t been making the time to tell you about….well guess what…..
Blogoversay post tomorrow.