It’s been so long since I posted that I forgot how! But it is coming back. I have been doing a little painting over the winter break from school. I’ve sold several paintings in my re-opened Etsy shop in the last few weeks, that I thought it was time to add some new stock. I still don’t have much time for painting, but I have this definite need to make. Yes, I have realized that I am a “maker”. I just have to make something to keep my sanity.
I finished this little 4″ x 4″ painting today. Is it a chicken or a rooster? I am not really sure– hence the gender neutral title. It’s obvious I never spent a lot of time around farm animals, but it makes me smile nonetheless.
I’ve also been quilting a little bit making several small quilty things for gifts. Since I am STILL without my longarm, I had to rent time on a machine at the local quilt shop to get my projects done. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take any pictures and now they are all gone! Well except for a table runner and some placemats that were just for me. I’ll try to post a picture of them soon (when I get the dining room table cleaned off!) Things are still a holiday mess around here, and I return to school on Monday!
I did have a wonderful time last weekend with family in Provo, Utah. My brother and his wife just built a beautiful retirement home that is filled with treasures from their 30 years in the foreign service. It’s not a downsized home–but one made for lots of family and especially grandchildren. There were rooms and beds for 18 of us for the weekend–quite a feat. The highlight of the weekend was a 1 year olds birthday party for 2 nieces’ children that were born 46 hours apart last Dec 30 and Jan 1. 15 more family members showed up for the birthday party on Saturday. Highlights included a crawling race (results were highly contested!) and 1 year olds (Ada Kate and Sam) chowing down on their first birthday cake.
I won’t make any promises about when I will post again. I DO miss all of my blogging friends and hope to make it a higher priority in 2018.
Best Wishes to all of you for a happy, healthy and rewarding new year.