★ The month started a bit rough. I always seem to gravitate to Beyoncé’s music when I’m feeling sad and hurt.
★ Still loving my Rifle Paper Co. Secret Garden calendar
★ Found the perfect dupe of NARS Stormbird, Sinful Colors Smokin’ Hot
★ I found my creativity! Spent an afternoon with a friend cutting fabric for my Lady Mary quilt out of the Downton Abbey fabrics. Worked on three quilt tops and immersing myself in color. Pulled out the perfect Fall piece to stitch on too.
November started off with a bang! The first Saturday I attended a book signing for Christina Lauren for their latest book in the Beautiful series – Beautiful Player. I’ll have a post up soon on the series and the book signing too, but I finished Beautiful Player shortly after getting it at the signing! And speaking of books, I also got to go see Catching Fire the night it came out in the theatre – loved it!
I spent some time during the month looking at my in progress craft projects, working on some, and planning for some new things. One of my big projects towards the end of the month was working on finishing some Christmas ornaments I’d stitched.
Of course, one of the things I was excited about was visiting a local camera store and checking out a variety of camera bags in preparation for my trip to Germany/Paris. I loved the bright yellow of the one in the photo, but I ended up going with something slightly different. Post to come on that as well and why I chose what I did.
As the holidays approached, I celebrated with a super blingy manicure – I used my new polish, When Monkeys Fly, over a gold I already had on hand and wowza!! Eric and I made apple pancakes for breakfast, which is our tradition for Thanksgiving morning, and then watched the parade. We went to my mom’s for our cozy Thanksgiving dinner and it was really a nice, relaxing day. So much to be thankful for!
Something crazy has been going on with my blog and/or WordPress over the past week. I keep trying to come in and do a new blog post and haven’t been able to! So, finally here is March in photos.
March was kind of a month of indulgences. Between the Mozartkugeln from Germany, the yummy homemade pizza, a good book and some nail polish, I was kind of on a roll! Really, I think a good part of it was a bit of escapism from some stuff that hasn’t been so fun to deal with this month.
One of the best things this month was going to the Dallas Quilt Show with a friend. I haven’t been to the quilt show in years, and it was such a fabulous day full of inspiration and even a little shopping. And the inspiration hasn’t left yet. I’ve been itching to sew!! Once I finished my Kate Spain quilt in February, I was dying to get back to my Kiss Kiss quilt. In March, I managed to get all of the cutting finished and also got all of my pieced blocks sewn together. Next up is starting to assemble the rows. I can’t wait to see this beauty come together! And I finished up a hexy pincushion for a friend’s birthday and sent it on its way. And a beautiful little thank you card came in the mail for the birthday gift I’d sent to another friend last month. Isn’t that little bird with the blue and white bowls adorable?
Some days it really started to feel like Spring, and the trees were blooming with glorious color. But we keep getting days of temps dipping back into the 30s and 40s, so I indulged in a little Mexican hot chocolate in the evening.
In family life, my boys are getting so big! They are a year old and we are feeling so fortunate to have them in our lives. Their daily shenanigans really keep us on our toes!! In June it will mark one year that we’ve had them, which I find hard to believe!!
As always, I appreciate you stopping by! I’m really enjoying sharing some of what’s going on in my world here.
Just remembered it was Wednesday and I needed to do some wandering. It’s been a difficult couple of days and when I think of comfort, I always think of curling up with a quilt. And look what I found today. The feather pattern in the quilting itself reminds me of that quote “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul”. Even in the midst of heartbreak and loss, there is always hope.