You may have been wondering what the heck I've been up to, and, well, let me tell you. I just moved across the country from Georgia to Wisconsin (adding that to the list of states I've lived in brings the total to 10--just 40 to go, woo!). It was a big move, though not the furthest. That distinction goes to the time we moved from New York City to Portland, OR. We did that one in the middle of winter, apparently because we enjoy a challenge. So this time, we loaded up the troops in the minivan (2 kiddos, 4 dogs, 1 fish and 2 houseplants, one of which--my poor African Violet--became a casualty of the road) and drove for 2 days to get here. Let me tell you, if it weren't for this guy, I would still be looking for bits of my sanity strewn alongside the interstate.
I am still searching for some of my things, however, many of which are still in boxes, due to the fact that the movers used all manner of creative thinking in arranging our items on the truck in such a way as to break almost every single piece of storage furniture that we own. So until my shelves are replaced, I'll have a small warehouse of boxes in my basement.
Found, however, was my fabric and sewing gear, mostly because I convinced Paul that it absolutely imperative that I lug it all with us in the car. I needed a lot of it with me because I have been working feverishly on a top secret project that I dearly wish I could tell you about, thus explaining further the dearth of project pics and commentary from my corner of the internet.
I can share with you my latest obsession
I've been wanting to make some cute toys for my little boys, and the image of this fun guy popped into my head.
Of course I couldn't sleep until I was holding him and thinking that it's almost 3am, so perhaps a little shut-eye would be a good idea. Red is made from prints in my favorite retro color combination (his back is comprised of 45 patchwork squares, what was I thinking? Oh yeah, it was, "I'm having so much fun I think I'll make another one!")
and Phoebe is just so sweet in blush Ginger Blossom prints
These two owls will be for sale in my etsy shop soon, meanwhile, I'll be making up a batch of these guys to perch on a shelf in the boys' rooms.
Did I mention that our new house came with a swing set in the yard? Heavenly. I think perhaps I'll take the boys out to play, and maybe work on some owls later tonight, fittingly, when everyone else is asleep.