Yes, this is a delivery box from Fabric.com. Joy! What a way to start the weekend.
And, a perfect reason to get back here. It's amazing what a new job (which requires a new schedule because you can't take an hour and a half for lunch to work out in a new job where your presence is actually taken seriously so you have to go before or after work, requiring the dog park and dinner schedules to be adjusted and well...) can do to derail things for a bit.
I took photos many times in the past three weeks with the intention of coming back - and here's a picture of Steve The Cat trying to eat my peonies last weekend to prove it.
Lo, I never made it and the world didn't end.
Now. Fabric. I'm going to make my first quilt and I ordered some Amy Butler goodness for a beginner quilt pattern from one of my favorite books. Isn't it lovely? (Apologies for the artificial light in these photos. I hate artificial light in photos but it's raining here and I couldn't wait until tomorrow.)
I can't wait to get started on it. I also signed up for a sewing class today. Between the quilt and the skirt (designated project for the class), I should gain a little confidence in the sewing skills arena over the next couple weeks.
In the meantime, I've finished all the little crochet circles for my japanese crochet quilt. One hundred and five of them. A lot of work, but man are they gorgeous. Now I have to weave in all the little ends and start crocheting them together. Photos soon.
Enjoy your friday night. I'll be cuddling with Huck and weaving in the loose ends on one hundred and five crocheted circles while watching Lost.
A trip to sunny Los Angeles. Girlfriends, botanical gardens, good food and wine, and sun.
Immediately followed by a trip to Chicago to see a recurrent pregnancy loss specialist that was both completely...
impossibly intimidating and...
That, immediately followed by starting a new job that will require me to learn everything about health care reform (?!) and then attending an all-day adoption seminar where we learned about all the complicated and exciting issues around adoption a child (happily, with twelve other couples going through the same process.) Sprinkled in between all of this - lots of plane rides, knitting more of the whisper cardigan, reading about teenage vampires, and continuing to work away on the adoption paperwork.
Yesterday my sister and I went to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.
Lots of yarn.
And many (many!) cutie-pie animals who all contribute their goods to the world of yarn-making so that obsessives like me can knit and crochet. Look at these guys.
Today is the first day with no agenda. Phew. Time to get back on track. And...