The last few months are just a blur, so busy with trips back and forth to see the family; when I'm home I'm playing catch up, trying to do all the things I should have done, instead of running away for cuddles with Isla.
I've also managed to catch every cold, flu and germ out there, so it's been five months of coughing and illness; Isla had three months of illness too, so we were both sick together. She's over it now, and I'm on my 5th course of antibiotics. Something has to work soon....
The weather has been kind, lots of rain to keep the garden alive, but the weeds went mad, and it's taken me several weeks to restore order. We've had such a mild spring, only 3 or 4 hot days, it's like a miracle! I hope summer is just as kind, and we don't have to struggle through the temps of 43 and higher. I'm so over the really hot weather, can't deal with it at all.
I've been doing a little bit of sewing, but I spent most of the winter spinning fleeces and knitting. Knitting is so portable, great for travel, but I hardly finished anything. I'm not that fussed, I've enjoyed the slower pace without the pressure of finishing stuff. It will get done.
I've almost finished the Ocean Waves quilt that was on my design wall, just borders to go.
DD has actually said she wants a quilt for the baby, so that will be a fun thing to do. I have a design brief of pale pastels and lots of white, so I will be raiding the stash and doing a bit of shopping for that; it will be fun to make a more modern quilt.
My leader-ender quilt was bumped into primary place, and that's now a finished top.
Bonnie's first mystery clue comes out on Friday; I don't think I'm going to do it as I have very limited time this year, but I will make a few of each unit. It's nice to just play along without any pressure.
Mereth and I are still helping out with the mail deliveries, despite quitting more than once; it's such a horribly busy time of year, and they haven't found anyone to replace us right away, so we are still working. We each do 6 days a fortnight, and our boss fills in for whichever of us is having the week off. It's such bliss to get up late, stay at home all day, or decide to take a trip somewhere. After Christmas they will be training a new person, if that person manages to get their motorbike licence; that's the thing that precludes so many people from doing our job. That and the police check.....
I have a new project on the design wall, no pesky intersections, and I'll be back with pictures later.