Sunday, March 25, 2012

To be Continued . . .

What have I been up to lately? Obviously not blogging.

I'm going to try and make a goal to post more often. Here's a quick list.

Making good foods. I have some new recipes, and they have been wonderful!

Quilting.  I go through phases of quilting and not quilting, but I've finished a wedding quilt for a friend and a baby quilt for another. Woot! I'll post pictures of my quilts someday.

Working. Yep. Back to that. I love it, but it's freaking exhausting.

Traveling here and there. Still haven't written about California.

Taking some cute pictures of babies and nieces and nephews.

New hair. It's short, and I love it. Well, not too short, but in the last four months, I've cut off 8-9 inches.

I was going to paint my piano. I tried the bench first. Hated it.  Rethinking that plan. 

Saw the movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Go see it now. Or rent it.  Some of my favorite quotes from the movie (some from the book, too, which I'm reading):

“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.” 

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” 

“I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can't tell fast enough, the ears that aren't big enough, the eyes that can't take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.” 

Anyway, anyway. Here are some pictures of kids I've been hanging out with (and practicing my photography skills with)  and quilts I've finished. Some of these are from awhile ago, but I'm not sure I posted them. I've been machine quilting the tops of all my quilts, and I love it. It's a lot of work, and I'll probably get carpal tunnel, but it's rewarding. 

The end for now.