Hey, I just remembered that I have a blog! That hasn’t been updated since February! Not sure why- maybe I lost my stitching mojo. Chasing an adorable toddler all day leaves little energy for much else. And although it’s been 19 months, it’s still not easy living without Gwen.
But I did manage to squeeze in a few projects. First, a mini quilt for DQS 10. Disappearing nine patch with batiks.
And my first Dresden Plate for the Lovely Linen Bee. I was plenty nervous about attempting this block, but it turned out nicely!
This block for the Linen Bee was the most improvisational thing I have ever done. At first it seemed I was just making a big ol’ mess. But, again, the end product looked much better than expected.
Yesterday I made these bibs with my very best fabrics for a baby shower. This was a really fun shower because there were many beautiful handmade gifts.
In non-sewing news, we had a clematis explosion,
then a lily explosion. We are still waiting for the tomato and green bean explosions.
And after 10 years, I got a new car! This comely machine is a 2011 Subaru Outback and I am in love with it.
The purchase of this vehicle was most exciting, yet somewhat bittersweet. As part of the deal, I traded in the handicap van I had used to ferry Gwen around town for so many years. I couldn’t help but feel that I was losing another little piece of the remnants of her life. Yeah, the van is just a “thing”. And I will never lose my love for my daughter or the wonderful memories of our time with her. But still….