So my brother (R) has been asking & asking if we could go to the Higgins Armory Museum forever. My response was always someday. Well someday came today. The armory is closing December 31st this year & we had to go now or never. To me it was Meh Armor. My brother on the other hand was loving it. History does nothing for me.
I was amazed at the craftsmanship & pride that they took into making these pieces of armor. I mean number 1, it had to protect, but they took the added time to etch intricate details into them, knowing full well that they are going to get hit & possibly destroyed. I was thinking this when looking at them. What if that was a quilt that I have put so much time & effort into making? Would I mind someone wearing it & getting it dirty or torn? Hell Yea. I don’t know how they did it back then.
This is actually coming at a great time. I am just getting back into blogging. There was a time when I would have my blog up, ready to post in a moment. Now I barely do it. I’ve written about it in the past, about it not “feeling” the same. Anyways. I failed miserably at NaNoWriMo, Perhaps I can keep up with this.
So I am taking vacation days this week to catch up on some stuff. One of those projects is finishing my quilt blocks. I will post them when they are completed. I hope to get a lot done the next couple of days, be sure to check back.
So as part of this Blog Hop, I hope to reach out & make new friends & readers. I have been quilting for a while now, but I still consider myself a confident beginner. To encourage our connecting, I have a giveaway going on. Post a comment, like me on Facebook or Follow me on Twitter & you get entries into my giveaway. I am giving away fat quarters & envelope of scraps & a mystery package. I will announce a winner each day for a week.
EDIT: This is my first time doing Rafflecopter. I’m sorry but it says it is closed but it is scheduled to be closed on the 26th. I don’t know how to fix that. Please just leave me a comment to be entered. You can friend me on Facebook too.
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I’m doing a Block of the Month via my local quilt store. I can’t believe I’ve remained in this & not found excuses. I only had to pay for a month once. I remember I was dead broke & had to pay all in quarters Anyways, this is 8 months worth. I would have choosen better colors but I like it & I am learning soooo much.
So I am taking a blogging class. WHY? I thought I was going to learn about the back-end stuff. Learn something I don’t know. I am afraid I might be stuck in a Blogging for Dummies class We’ll see, it’s just starting.
6 months ago today I met (K) at Dunkin Donuts & we didn’t leave until 11 1/2 hours later! Today he met me at work & we had lunch. I miss him, in more ways than I can explain here at this time.
There was a time when nothing happened that I didn’t blog about it. I would be out with friends & family & they would say “Now don’t blog this!” I documented every part of my life & now… I can’t believe the things I have done, the accomplishments & the struggles that I have went through & it hasn’t been documented.
So what has happened? Well…
- I am now into ONEderland. I am currently 198.0, under 200 pounds for the first time since I believe 4th grade!
- I ran (fast walked – 14 minute mile!) my first 5K. It was a Fun Color Run. Every mile, they sprayed you with glow-in-the-dark colored paint. It was AWESOME!
- I actually made, start to finish, a quilt. I made (K) a quilt. The binding sucked, but I finished it, all by myself with no help. I really do need to take a binding class.
- (K) graduated, got a job, moved away, lost his job & moved back. It’s almost 6 months since I met him.
There is a ton of stuff, the little things, that I do everyday that I haven’t posted. Blogging used to be a big part of my life. I don’t know why. Has Facebook taken over? Not sure.
So it just dawned on me that today I am wearing the same outfit that I went into surgery with over 6 months ago & 70 pounds later. It is kinda swimming on me. The shirt at least, the pants are elastic. Although they are big, the elastic is keeping them on. I really need to get new clothes! I can’t keep hiding under these gigantic clothes
The next day off I plan, I am going to PLAN it. I am not going to tell anyone that I have the day off. I am going to have a schedule & projects to do. From 8-9 do this. From 9-10 do this. Everything will be prepared & I will accomplish something. That is the plan at least.
So today was a day off. I took today off because I needed to take time off & I was supposed to stay out all night watching meteors. Well the sky was too bright & I didn’t see anything. I was home & in bed before 1am. I woke up late (about 8am) & then really did nothing because I had to drive Dad to a doctors appointment at 2pm. Doctor was running late & didn’t see him until 3pm! When that was finally over, I dropped him off at home & I went to studio. I was at studio for about 1 hour before heading home. I didn’t accomplish much today.
Why did I leave after an hour? Well I wasn’t feeling motivated. I think I am coming down with something. I have like 4 different projects in the works, but I just couldn’t start any of them. Then my phone kept going off with text messages. Enough. Fine. I’ll be home. Today was just a wash. I did take a nap (now I am wide awake!)
I do love my job. Weird how I would rather be working than be off. I really need a vacation. One where I am off completely.
Ugh, look at that banner. It’s so amateur! Love the detail of the photoshoping I did around my head, good job! Then there is the list of stuff. Is this really me? I mean I’m not single anymore. Blogger? Hardly. Not anymore. Although two posts tonight, I might be back & the mood I’ve been in, I might just get my bitchfest going again. Then there is the Web Guru. Perhaps 10 years ago. Part of the reason I don’t blog anymore is because this blog kinda feels like a stranger to me. I’ve blogged about this before. Say what you will, I loved my dark blue & yellow writing. This doesn’t feel like home. Maybe with a better banner?