Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year! And also, what I've been doing the last 8 months...

Well then.  It's been awhile, hasn't it?  I took the summer off of just about everything.  When I wasn't working, I swam and read and slept, only tiptoeing into the sewing room to make up blocks for my last remaining bee, the Peace Circle of do.Good Stitches.  2012 was the year of simplifying, and giving up all but the bee I love best was part of that.  It made the blocks I was making a special treat instead of a dreaded chore and another deadline.

We had a brief stretch of cool-ish weather, and I made up the last of the blocks for my father's Christmas present (which was properly gifted and under the tree as promised on the 25th, but I'll share the finished quilt in another post...).

The Madman and I went to Disney for our 10-year anniversary, and I took photos of tilework, because what else does one do on vacation?

Makes one think of quilts, though, doesn't it?

There was a swap sent...

And received (thanks again, Dawn!!)...

Oh, and there was a hurricane.  Thanks, Sandy.  

That's a 40 ft pine that came down across our driveway and both of our cars.  My husband's SUV only had a few new dings.

My car?

Well, my car was toast.  Many thanks to the awesome tree service guys who were out the day after the storm to remove the tree, and to my amazing insurance folks, who were incredibly calming and helpful during a very stressful time.

And past few months?  Well, those have been a whirlwind of finished quilts, holiday prep and partying, and cherishing all the good moments, letting those outweigh the bad.

Happy New Year to all of you, and see you around here a lot more often in 2013!


Megan said...

Meg! I'm so glad you're back! It looks like you've definitely had your share of highs and lows this year. Here's to hoping that 2013 is one with lots of sewing and less stress!

Vesuviusmama said...

So good to hear from you! I visited your blog about a week ago thinking I had somehow missed you, but no. Sounds like things (with the exception of Hurricane Sandy) have been going well!