Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm Back!

It is so quiet around here tonight you could hear a pin drop. After the last four weeks of either being company or having company, I'm just plain tired of talking. We had absolutely great visits and are sad that everyone is gone.

I am so far behind in reading my blog friends - I'm embarassed. Please bear with me while I catch up. (Do you say 'bear with me' or 'bare with me' - hmmm - that could be interesting!)

My sewing studio is now a nursery - tomorrow back to sewing. I have not touched a machine (or fabric) in almost a month. I think I am having withdrawal symptoms. I was visiting on line with Glen tonight and she gave me a great idea - I am going to move my CD player into my sewing studio so I can listen to audio books. I don't care for television or movies, but I am an avid reader and this will be my escape and let me be creative at the same time. Thank you Glen!

The Dude is now out of 'middle school' and is a freshman in high school. Seems like it was just yesterday - - - Being a Grandparent is a marvelous thing!

While my sister was here, we took a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains. What beautiful inspirations for landscape quilting! I can hardly wait to get back into the studios (and the fabric store). I am still trying to figure out how to get that 'smokey, hazy' look into a quilt.

More tomorrow - for now just wanted to say "I'm back and thank you for the positive thoughts".

Hugs to all - Marie


  1. So glad you're back online! I kept checking everyday just to make sure I didn't miss you when you returned, though I missed you being here.

    I would LOVE to see the Blueridge Mountains. I can see how they'd be inspiring. When we drove from Boston to Houston, we passed through the Appalachians and I was awed...and we only saw part of them.

    HOORAY for getting back in the studio with a good audio book.

  2. Did you know you can download audio books onto that ipod-thingy you guys have-but-have-NEVER-used??? Just a thought ;)

  3. I can sympathize about not sewing for a month. Between helping with the doll quilt show and getting my quilt ready for Wichita's quilt show, I can't remember when I sewed last. I'm guessing around a month ago. Miss it very much! Looking forward to seeing your next project.

  4. I'm so glad to see you back and I can't wait to see what comes from your studio next!!! I started listening to audio books when I'm on the treadmill. It helps me keep going because I don't want to stop "reading"!

  5. I need to do that, audio books, too. I do listen to music sometimes but when I need to concentrate on a pattern I usually keep it quiet. Can't wait to see what you are working on now.

  6. I am lucky enough to be at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and you are so right...great inspiration! I love audio books...going to start Pride & Prejudice next. I also love 'This American Life' podcasts you can get for free on the internet. I download them to my Ipod.

  7. Sweetie, you were sorely missed ... so glad to have you back! The Blue Ridge is absolutely breath taking ... don't you love that awesome haze that lingers.

    Have a great week.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon


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