Monday, April 13, 2015

Tot for April and Other Fun Things

Well, the yearly folk festival is over now and Carrie has flown the coup.  I'm a bit sad about her leaving.  We had spent a couple hours here in the ol' NCC last night because she wanted to see EVERYTHING I was working on.
Carrie ready for some breakfast and some fiddle playing

I am really, REALLY glad she came.  Her passion for music and learning more about her music matches mine for my crafty stuff.  The best part is that with that much love for each other's art, it was incredible to be able share both with each other.  I have a mountain of respect for how she has survived life (and a bit of breast cancer) and leaped back into her music the way she has.  Strangely, we are on the same page about so many things now that we are both older.  Seriously, I wouldn't want to be a young woman again if the opportunity presented itself...it's just too horrible to think about!  No offense to those of you who ARE younger, just know that when you do get older it JUST GETS BETTER!

We talked about everything...books...and then talked about family...and music...and then talked about politicians...and musicians...and then talked about family again...and then more about musicians and musicians and books and music, and cross stitch and a smidgen of quilting, family history...and the great discussion of Anchorage history as told by two old ladies at the kitchen table....."Remember when...?"

Lots of laughter....I mean LOTS OF LAUGHTER.  It's how old ladies do.  I'll stop talking about it before I cry.  She's only been gone a few hours and I miss her already.


On to ToT!


Since I have been so busy changing jobs, dealing with my stupid back issues, having fun with Carrie...I don't have much to report this time around. 


Finished February Flower of the Month Bookmark, started Magical's Ornament of the Month and hope to finish that tonight or tomorrow night and am working on the second Quaker Ornament during lunches and while I was at the folk festival (truth be told it was much more fun to people watch while listening to great music).  Progress is still being made even if it's slow.


Everything is ready for the March Flower of the Month, which is next up for stitching and since I LOVE how February came out on the white evenweave, I AM going to re-do January on the same kind of fabric.  

OH!  I received an email from Audible the other day telling me that EVERYTHING on my wishlist was 50% off.  I think you know what happened...I have all of the Roger Zelanzy books Nancy said I needed. I'm going to save them for when I finally get to work on one of the bigger projects.  I like being able to have a series going when it's larger.

That's it for now....Until next time...listen to the fiddle and keep on stitchin'!



12 comments:

  1. I hope you enjoy those books, I love them. So glad you had a fun visit and weekend, and I understand the age thing, I often feel that I finally became me when I turned 40

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    1. Right?!! Carrie and I agree that the 30's were yukko, but once into our 40's it has been great ever since! I will be sad to depart from my 40's in a few short months, and hope my 50's are even better :D

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    2. Well thank you, I never dreaded reaching my 30's but with the way you're talking I'm starting to! :D

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    3. Oh no!! It's just your 30's have a lot to teach you and for myself I was stuck between being "responsible" and being free with out cares. The responsible part of me took over and for a long time I wasn't finding my balance...I also wasn't stitching so much then either!

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    4. Nothing wrong with the 30's I did a lot of travelling in those years, but it was also the time that my wonderful job died, And a friendship deteriorated to the point of giving up on it, So good, bad, life. Removing that "friend" ended up giving me more confidence in myself, something and that coincided somewhat with 40, and of course I met all you guys.

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    5. See? 30's are for painful learning...but 40's rock! I'm glad you met all us guys <3

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  2. Thanks for the post! It was fun! So let's do more laughing soon. Real soon!

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    1. Yes please!! Port Protection at the solstice mayhap?

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  3. Sounds like you two amazing ladies had a lot of amazing fun together! Just remember, slow to none stitchineg progress is always excusable if other kinds of FUN were had instead!

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful visit :)

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    1. It really was! Now if I can just get enough rest to recover! It seems to take longer and longer as time goes by haha!

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