Before I get started I need to give a huge public “thank you” to Melissa. Right after the first of the month my blog decided to take a nosedive. It was a PITA in the beginning. By mid-month I could no longer post any photos and as the month wore on it turned into a catastrophe. I couldn’t even log in. This past week I threw myself at her feet and begged her to help me. She was kind enough to get it straightened out for me. It was not an easy fix, and I think I owe her my blogging life.
A lot went on in May for me, but because I couldn’t access my blog in the past couple of weeks, I’m sure I’ve forgotten more than I remembered. I settled the lawsuit I brought against the woman who hit me last year; we’ve been having record heat here and M and I have been thoroughly enjoying our pool; I got Hannah Beeby framed and she’s hanging all by her lonesome in the middle of my family room wall (I haven’t unpacked my other large pieces yet); I have finally settled into the perfect routine for me and because of it am getting a ton of guilt-free quilting and stitching accomplished; I started walking consistently. That’s all I can remember right now!
My goals for May were fairly simple and I accomplished more than I thought I would:
- Get the rest of my fibers put away (DONE)
- Get started sorting my fabric (DONE)
- Get back to rotating on:
- Petite Mexican Sampler (finish it?) (FINISHED IT)
- Fairy Moon (YES!)
- Haiku (DIDN’T TOUCH IT*)
- Continue with Rose Quaker and Mary Wigham on their respective stitching days (YES*)
- Piece 4 more quilt squares (YES)
- Finish quilted stitching bag (my Theme-a-licious project for May (NO)
*I forgot when I set my monthly goals that Memorial Day was coming up. Last year Jean published in the Attic Needlework May 2011 newsletter that she stitched on patriotic pieces from Memorial Day until September 11th. I have a lot of designs that contain the American flag, or are otherwise patriotic, and I thought this was a wonderful idea. Last year I chose 2 medium sized designs and it took me until about the 2nd week of October to finish the 2nd one. This year on Memorial Day I started Carriage House Samplings’ “Americana.” I’m very close to finishing it…perhaps just a couple more days of stitching. I have a second design pulled and will probably have no problem getting it finished before September 11, and then I’ll decide what to do next…continue with patriotic stitching or get back to my rotation. For now, though, I have stopped working on my rotation and I skipped yesterday’s stitching on Rose Quaker. I still haven’t decided whether or not I’m going to work on Mary Wigham today/tonight at Thursday stitchin.
While I had my stitching bag down for my Theme-a-licious project for may, I did work on my other quilt class projects. I keep forgetting to bring my stitching bag upstairs to make those few stitches! It sits by my chair holding my project bags and waiting to be loaded with my other odds and ins I take to stitchins. It’s happy where it is! LOL
I do have WIPacolypse progress to share but that will have to wait for another day as I have places to go and things to do today 😀
What do I want to do in June?
- Finish sorting my stitching fabrics.
- Get started sorting my quilting fabrics.
- Continue with my patriotic stitching.
- Piece 4 quilt squares
- Work on Haiku for June’s Theme-a-licious.
- Paint my bedroom.
- Buy new bed.
My quilt class ends in June. I have enjoyed it so much and have gained confidence in reading patterns, choosing color, and piecing. I’ve purchased fabric for a small table top size quilt and am looking forward to starting it after I catch up with the rest of my quilting.
M finally heard back from the Veterans’ office at the university and has started his registration process.
The puppies are still providing great entertainment and love and are staying relatively healthy.
I have a long weekend getaway planned with Karen and am really looking forward to it.