Well.... it has been a few days (at least!) since I was here!
So...... where have I been?!
Staying out of trouble for sure!!!!! Life for me and the rest of the 'U' family is busy and full at this time of the year (and I suppose, always!).
Mr. U and Nature Boy did their first homeschooling 'field trip' last Thursday with another dad and homeschooling friend. They took a hike up Goodnow Mountain in the nearby Adirondack Mountains.
(While they hiked, I met up with a new bloggy friend nearby (isn't it funny how we can find new friends who live nearby?) We had a wonderful time chatting over coffee and looking at her beautiful crazy quilting and silk embroidery/embroidery work! Check out Debra's work, it's stunning!)
This time of year in this part of upstate NY is just breathtaking ....
and Mr. U did a wonderful job of capturing its beauty, don't you think????
Sugarbaby came home the same day with her stay-at-home string bass which she has been busy practicing.
And yes, the thing is bigger than her!
And the teenager with lots of stuff is still working a shift at Dunkin Donuts on weekends so that she can buy more stuff!
Well, first, I won a giveaway hosted by Jodi! A set of notecards from Amanda...
(and I had such a hard time choosing that she was a sweetie and surprised me with two sets!)
I am still getting myself up early and heading to the gym 5 or 6 times per week....
and I am still working on my Dear Jane blocks!!!!
I finally finished a quilt that has been pieced and sandwiched forever! This UFO is from a pattern I found in a magazine (maybe AP&Q???) and was a great project for all my scraps!
It will grace my sewing room armchair for those chilly (and downright cold!) days to come in upstate NY while I read, sew, snooze...
Straight stitch quilting is very time consuming but I am pleased with the outcome!
It rained last night and I had fun at Sugarbaby's bus stop this morning, snapping photos of raindrops hanging precariously from brilliantly colored leaves....
And so you see, though I suppose you never doubted for a minute, that even though I wasn't here, I was staying out of trouble!!!
See you again soon!!!