Though I have been managing to write the date correctly since the year turned, it still seems surprising that it is already 2019, and tomorrow is the beginning of the 2nd quarter at that. I’m old enough to remember when we were sure all tech was going to come to a grinding halt on January 1, 2000. That’s twenty years in the past now. Yup, I’m old.
Munchkin’s last hospital stay was in October. That seems to have done the trick as his follow up visits are fewer and farther between. He is still under long term observation to be on the safe side, but he’s back to being a happy spaz of kid. He’s managed to catch up with his school work despite missing a month plus and is keeping up. All good things since middle school is on the horizon. His principal, teachers and case managers all assure me he will be fine. He might be, but I won’t. My baby (he hates when I call him that) is getting too big, too fast.
My day job has been keeping me busy. A work colleague and dear friend is dying. He and his wife have returned to her home state so that she will have her support system nearby when he passes.
The creative efforts have been minimal. Part of that was due to a massive reorganization effort of the studio that is not quite there yet. It is done enough to allow me to do some minor things.
A local thrift shop had a donation from someone who used to do a lot of fashion and costuming sewing. Guess who scored a ton of amazing fabrics?? Silks, satins, brocades, velvets. Yards and yards of them. One was even one of those industrial size bolts of an embellished dark wine silk. So many, ideas and thoughts and plans.
And a shout out to those magazines that give me even more ideas:
- American Patchwork & Quilting (US Publication)
- Threads (US Publication)
- Today’s Quilter (UK Publication)
There’s more to share but it will wait for another time as we need to answer the call for sleep. To tide you over, here are some random photos.