The last few weeks have been a blogless blur. And what better things do I have to do these days besides keeping up with the blog?
Well. First there was a long weekend deep-country quilting getaway with four good friends. Ostensibly we were working on our Spargo projects, and--ta da!--I did get my blocks assembled.
But then I moved on to other things.
This, above, is Nellie's Wedding Quilt, (the project calling for 1100+ tiny HSTs) which already is a long-term project. I now have nine blocks done, out of 36. Don't expect this one to be finished any time soon.
I got home from the retreat, and left the following morning for Washington DC, to meet my granddaughter. Sigh. Is she perfectly gorgeous? Why, yes. Yes, she is.
(Among all the electronic devices in this picture is my Christmas knitting project. More about that project in another post...)
My job in DC was to act as companion and co-pilot for first ventures out in public. C and her husband have a brand new car which C had not driven. We packed the baby up, and ventured out to the burbs, on that awful Beltway, in pouring rain. We also mastered the DC Metro with a stroller, did a couple lunches out,
and even visited a library lapsit storytime Huge successes, all.
When I got home, I was flabbergasted to discover it was mid-December for heaven's sake, and very little Christmas had happened at home. And was anyone surprised by this? No.
In the interest of sanity and serenity, we've dispensed with the tree and other trim this year. A couple big poinsettias were purchased and plopped in strategic spots and we're calling it good. I had a mind to switch out red candles for the usual neutral-colored ones. But last year I must have packed away the red candles with the holiday trim
Oh well. Next year, the house will be a freaking winter wonderland, I promise.