Showing posts from September, 2016

New Everything

This morning I slept in until....8:45. This is rare. Normally I am up at 5:45 to pack my husbands lunch, make him coffee and see him out the door. Then it is a few hours of coffee drinking and quilting. However, this morning I needed sleep so I did just that. Sometimes I feel guilty sleeping in when my husband is at work. And then I start to think of all the things that I accomplish during the day and then it makes sense why I am so tired! I deserve the sleep! Yesterday I ripped out a portion of my new quilt (pattern to come soon) because I pieced the block incorrectly. So two hours later everything was back together and fantastic. Then I took the dogs for a walk and came back and did my own running. (We are currently staying with my aunt in her "love shack" which is a mother-in-law suite off the garage, and she has a treadmill inside her house so I really have no excuse not to exercise!) This was followed by paperwork and phone calls for our new house to close next week! I

Traveling Quilter

Many of you know that my little family and I have relocated to Kalamazoo, Michigan! The entire process has been a whirlwind of an adventure. In April, Tommy, my husband, applied for a Electricians Apprenticeship here in MI. Three months later he was leaving me and the girls behind in Washington to trek out east and begin a new career. This left me with a laundry list t hings to do! Downsizing almost 1000 square feet of studio space into a 7x14 trailer along with minimal household items was a chore! I had many friends who came to take fabric and goodies off my hands. Needless to say it was a very heavy trailer for our truck to pull... but everything made it safe and sound! It was extremely sad to leave Washington and my family, especially my Mimi. Building a life there for the past 9 years was hard to say goodbye to. Leaving a network of safety was painful. I was packing up a business that had grown and was successful to move to a place where I knew no one and start over. A busin