Last week I was able to work almost full-time (yay for the wallet) which obviously I'm not used to - meaning, when I got home after those long days, I basically crashed. This past weekend my sister moved into an apartment in Brooklyn, as she'll be here in NYC for an internship through August (yay!). My folks came with here so it's been a mini visit of sorts. We all went to dinner last week with some more extended family that I hadn't seen in a long time. It was lovely to catch up, despite the fact that we haven't always gotten along (I'm sure you all can relate). It's been ridiculously hot and humid here and this morning was the first time in about a week that I didn't feel miserable when stepping out to walk Louie. It's pleasant and cool and WAY less humid. I love summer but sometimes the heat in this city is truly oppressive.
My poor sewing table has been neglected for quite some time and even as I sit here and type, my fingers are itching to get to it. I've been receiving wonderful blocks from 2 of my quilting bee groups (my months were April and May) and I'm getting sooo excited to actually turn all these blocks into quilts. I think that I will actually attempt a queen-sized quilt for our bed out of the Bee-Stitched blocks. I'm not sure yet what will become of the Fresh Comfort Two ones but I'll keep you posted. I've also been working on my hexagon quilt though I haven't thought about layout much lately so that's sort of on hold. And finally, it's getting to be the deadline for the pillow talk swap and I'm STILL not 100% behind my design. Sigh. I think I need to stop worrying about it being perfect and amazing because this perfectionist attitude is silly (and all in my head!!!). It's great fabrics in a classic pattern and I think my partner will like it. I need to stop worrying!!!
Not much else other than work and family. My folks are still here - my dad is going to meet up with a cousin while my mom and I are going to go fabric shopping!!!!!!!! We're going to be good - just a few things. It's more about the fact that we get to shop TOGETHER than actually making the purchases, you know? Of course we'll hit up our 2 faves: Purl (she hasn't been since the new store opened) and the City Quilter. Probably have lunch at our regular place in SoHo and then who knows. Maybe some snuggling time for her with Louie since she misses her little guy terribly.
So that's what I've been up to. Hopefully I'll have some more crafty progress to report to you soon. Oh! And only about 2 more months until I go on vacation. Weeeeeeeee!!!!!
I exist as I am, that is enough. – Walt Whitman