Why, hello January. How did you sneak up on me like that? The 20th you say? Wow. The blog has been a bit quiet, and it has to do with an unofficial resolution of mine. A friend and I deemed 2012 the “Year of the House and Fit Mamas.” Doesn’t that sound nice? Project: Paint the House is done, more or less. It only took us 3 years, but really, who cares. It’s done. Next up is Project: Hang Pictures. Or perhaps Project: Go Through the Kids Clothes or even Project: Reorganize My Bedroom Closet. At least Project: Organize the Toys is done. See why the blog has been quiet? Bo-ring.
(I love my letterpress calendar. I won it in a giveaway from my friend Miranda–she is part of the Pyramid Atlantic Letterpress group, among many other things. The calendars are sold out, but there is a birthday card set for sale right now.)
Project: Fit into My Jeans is also underway. It’s time, really. My sewing time has been spent running, weight lifting, and doing Pilates, a brand new thing in my life and also one that I am quite in love with. I know the blog is called Swim, Bike, Quilt, and I struggle with how to include the first two. Because really, “Swam 1000 this morning before Little Tiny was done with the daycare” isn’t that compelling. I need to sign up for some races, I think!
Sewing time has also been spent… making fabric stacks. Lots of them. All over my house. Oh yeah, and planning and running a PTA meeting (turns out I can talk for 40 minutes straight. Ugh), answering emails, sending emails, planning quilt projects (hey! I’m actually planning now, so that’s something. Now I just need to move to the next step, which is actually sewing something), painting my house, and helping my friend Becky finish a quilt, a project far more important than anything I’m currently working on (which mostly consists of moving around piles of fabric.)
Tonight I get to sew with friends, and tomorrow is the first DC Modern Quilt Guild meeting of 2012 (unless, of course, the ice storm makes a mess of the roads). Should be a good weekend! And now the little one is awake, so away we go.
(These two stacks are possibilities for the Fab Little Quilt Swap on flickr. Oh yes, I said yes to a swap. But just one