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Drifting

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Recently I've felt a little like I've been drifting through the summer with no real purpose. I have done plenty of sewing and teaching and quilting, but I've also done quite a bit of lounging and reading and playing games. I recently rediscovered Final Fantasy XIV which I was just a bit addicted to during the winter. It's harder to rationalize sitting on the computer all day when it's warm and beautiful outside but somehow I manage to accomplish it. I think I might have some problems with self control. I will quilt for hours on end without stopping to eat one day, then the next I will stare at the computer screen and run my character around an imaginary, albeit fantastically exciting, world the next. I guess my sewing room does get a bit hot as it is up stairs.... but enough excuses...

        This week I did manage to complete my second official customer quilt! A wonderful gal from the island approached me about quilting something for her a little while a…

Happy Birthday To Me!

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My birthday was actually almost two weeks ago at this point but I had other stuff I wanted to blog about! The birthday itself was quiet. My hubby and I went out for coffee then had lunch with my grand parent. I had a few hours to kill before heading off to the monthly Tacoma MQG meeting so I took a nap. Exciting! I know! Anyways, The real birthday event ended up getting extended to the weekend when we headed over to my folks house on the island for a barbecue. The company was wonderful and the food was even better: salmon, potato salad and cheese cake among other delicious items. The best part however was when my parents pulled out the gift that they had been trying to keep secret for months!


        My very own Singer Featherweight 222K! I have been interested, near obsessed with these adorable machines for over a year and mentioned my desire for one. Through a network of helpful friends they were somehow able to obtain one from a thrift store! A 222K even! And it is in amaz…

Book Withdrawal: Words of Radience

I am suffering from book withdrawal. I spent the better part of this week completely immersed in a wonderful story-a living breathing world which captivated my imagination stole all sense of time from me. I repeatedly stay up until 2 in the morning or until my eyes felt so heavy with sleep that I could barely keep them open. My vision blurred before I would admit defeat. And now it's done and I am lost. This world seems so dull in comparison to the one between the pages of that book. Much safer but not quite as exciting.
        The story had a good ending which neatly wrapped up the major issues in the book and left much to the imagination for how the next one would proceed. Not I just have to wait several years... It's like the Harry Potter series all over again. Hah! I both love and hate reading unfinished series of books. If you are curious the book is Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson, the second in his "Stormlight Archives" series. I am a sucker fo…