Saturday, July 11, 2015

Back and Not Back

Hard to believe it's been 3 weeks plus since I last posted.  I'm hoping to get back to normal for at least a couple of weeks before the work madness starts up again.  There's been pretty much no progress at all in the sewing room since my last post.  Deadlines at work had me going in early and working late, so there wasn't any time to stitch.  

The reason for all the overtime was so I could take some vacation time.  I did take vacation, but still ended up working about half the first week we were gone.  That actually wasn't so bad because the first week of vacation was for Drama Teen.  She and I went to Florida so she could take part in a creative writing class. While she was in class, I was taking care of work stuff. 

The class was hosted by one of girls that DT met when she took an online creative writing class through Duke University back in the summer of 2012.  There were 6 of them from the class that got along so well, that they found a way to meet up online a couple of times a month (Yes, after 4 years, they still meet regularly).  Not all the girls were able to make the class, but she got to meet and spend time with two of the girls during this trip.  

It wasn't all work and no play.  Even I put up my paperwork and computer for a couple of days of fun in the sun. 

My tootsies made a few tentative steps into the ocean. DT went the total immersion approach.  

She had the best time hanging out with her writing buddies and playing in the ocean.  

That was week one of vacation.  From Florida, DT and I flew to Maine to meet up with My Guy for a family vacation.  I'm still going through all the pictures from that part of vacation.  I'll have some to share later this week when I hope to also have some stitching stuff to share as well.  I did find a few quilt shops in Maine.  Did I break my 6 month fabric fast? You'll have to read tomorrow's stash report to find out.  

I've been slowly catching up on everyone's blog.  As of this morning, I'm just a week behind.  I've been reading but not commenting on the older posts. Hopefully I'll be all caught up on that front  by the end of the weekend.  


  1. It's good to see you back. I'm glad you managed to get some vacation time after all the crazy weeks of work. Hopefully the rest of the summer will be calmer and you will have more time for quilting.

  2. What a vacation, but time away is still time away.

  3. Sounds like a perfect reason NOT to be sewing....aughhhh that ocean smell. We head to the mountains at months end....I like that smell too! LOL!!

    1. PS Tell DT thanks for being part of your posts! ALways fun to see what she is up to. SHe has a great spirit about her!

  4. Quite sensible to just relax and not sew. Looking forward to seeing your new fabric. I'm betting you broke your fast. ;)

  5. Welcome back Kate. Your Florida pictures look wonderful . Sun and Sand just scream Summer.

    Im betting you fell off the wagon in a big way fabric wise....

  6. Well if you have to work some how wonderful you got to mix it up Florida beach time. That's really cool about DT meeting up with on lines friends. I've done that before and thoroughly enjoyed it. Glad you're getting some sewing time mixed in with all the works evacuation time.

  7. Good to see you back again. I wondered why you weren't posting, but I understand how hard it is sometimes even without a job.


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