- New flooring was put in (the whole downstairs!, and the new closet!), which took quite a bit of time and effort (why yes, we all put it in together, I even have a compound mitre saw in the garage now!).
- There was a huge shake up at work. Without going into details (because, public blog, yo), everything went what we like to all "tits up" and some "weapons-grade bullshit" was going on. This all started the week of March 9th, and was just recently resolved. In any event, I have a new job, but at the same place, doing something different, and I'm super excited, because I'm thinking of going back to grad school (plenty of free time, and the state will pay part of my tuition). So there's that.
Not that I was doing nothing, I did go to a week-long professional conference, I took a really nice trip to Asheville (Biltmore estate, pony rides, garnet mining, drinking, eating, hiking, good times!).
But, with all the drama and what not, I did not stitch a single lick. But now things are settled and I was able to take a trip to visit some girlfriends and have lots and lots of fun. I even bought a few things, not the least of which was a fabric I was much happier with for my bloomin-9patch quilt (I took a quilt class as my awesome local quilt place, and now I can start sewing again! huzzah!)
I'll be a little slow on the pick up for stitching, because I'm also "renovating" the guest bedroom into a guest bedroom/office/craft/yoga studio, which will be known as my "lady-cave." I've painted, and this coming long weekend I will be putting in the floors. Then all I have left to do after that is an Ikea run, some organizing, some free-cycling, and to build a murphy bed. I'm *so* excited!
In the meantime, here's some actual progress I made on my recent long weekend with friends!
Ferret Knot is coming along!
|The section I'm working on...|
|The whole thing!|
I need to finish off a band on my RR and mail it off... I have another RR that shouldn't take long to stitch as well. I'm hoping after all of the work on my room is done, I'll be able to relax with some stitching while watching a movie or something on Netflix.
So I'm alive again! And should be back to blogging regularly. I'm a little stressed out from all of the stuff I didn't do, but I'll teach myself to relax about that. First up are the RRs I need to mail out, and then onto my zodiac mystery/sampler thing, because I really want to get caught up on that. What I really can't wait to catch up on is my blog reading. Yay for normality!