Monday, March 7, 2011

Changing goals

Hey there. Yeah, I know it's been a while. I've been watching all of you keep up your blogs with your fabulous ideas and projects and have been staring at the same Santa pictures on my blog knowing that no one is probably even looking anymore. We've been under a LOT of stress here, but I am hopeful that things are going to get better soon. I've been very, very busy. We participated in a kids consignment sale mid January in which we had to rent a U-Haul to take all of our stuff over to the sale location. That means that we had a ton of stuff pulled out from everywhere and a whole U-haul's worth of stuff to be tagged and recorded. It was at that point we learned some unfortunate news and have been completely stressed out ever since. So our house was left in a state of disarray from all of the stuff we had pulled out and had piled up everywhere. Awesome. Then I went to St. Augustine, FL for a few days at the beginning of February to visit my parents who were there for Jan and Feb this winter. It was a nice change of scenery. We also just visited Savannah, GA this past weekend so that was nice also. Would have been nicer if I had brought a jacket. So, between all of this and the basketball, karate, inline hockey, ballet, tap, and cheerleading, plus homeschooling; I have been kind of busy with not much time to sew. I have however been working on a quilt for my son who will turn 10 this month. I had hoped to get it completely finished to give to him on his birthday but I have had to change my goal to hoping that I get the top finished to give to him. Sometimes we have to change our goals, and that is ok. I am hoping to have some more things to share soon. I will try to post about the quilt and maybe some things from last year that I never got around to posting! Sorry for such a melancholy post, such is life sometimes, but things are gonna get better!

The above picture of the kids was taken in Savannah this past Friday. I was so inspired by this old stone wall next to the cobblestone street. Savannah is such an interesting city. Maybe I will post more about our trip later. On a side note, the dress Nora Kate is wearing is one I made for her November 2009. You may have seen it before. I love that she can still wear it paired with leggings even though it is a little short to wear as a dress now. Pattern was my own.

The other picture was taken in downtown historic St. Augustine, FL. If you are familiar with the area, you may recognize the old Fort which you can see in the background of the photo. This was one of the many street performers, one of the things I love about that city. This guy's name was Jamey Turner, and he called his instrument the 'glass harp'. He was amazing.


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  2. well..i sure hope that everything is ok. blogs definitely take a backseat when life happens, and that is how it should be!!!

  3. My fav dress...she's in that dress i adore! So cute...chin up! You're doing great!

  4. You won the Sisboom Girl's World book!!!! Woo hoo!!! Nothing like a little Sisboom to brighten your day. Hope all is well.