I am still here. To be honest, I haven’t been quilting much. I did quilt a couple of quilts for Quilts of Valor. I have even made a few blocks. Like this silhouette of Holiday. I know, I know. And they eyes don’t look orange up close. They are just dark brown.
I also made this bowl from clothesline. Yes it is completely made from two different batik fabrics. It was a bit of challenge to figure out how to do it, but I did. I took photos to do a tutorial, but then thought no one would be interested. Would that be of interest to anyone?
I also took a class with my local quilt guild. I learned how to make a couple of blocks. But I still haven’t finished them. It was just something cute that I thought was interesting. But something else happened that day to upset my apple cart and I was out of sorts again. It doesn’t seem to take much to throw me off my stride.
Over mother’s day we went to visit my oldest in his new city & state. We met his girlfriend, her parents, and even got a tour of his office. It was so nice to see him again and to meet her. She is very pretty, and her family was very gracious.
I have been working more hours lately, and more than I would like. I am now fostering TWO (yes, two dogs). The first was to try to help Carter to have a friend and to heal. The second was because the poor fella was just an old guy that needed a place to go. He is 10, when boxers seldom live past 10. So now I have 3 dogs that fill my days, but do not fill my heart. I have a job that fills my time, but not my imagination.
And the path in the back yard has filled in. What I once thought would be healing” just feels like something is missing. Don’t worry, I’m not nearly this maudlin all the time. That’s what blogs are for.