Wednesday, November 20, 2013

That Time of Year . . .

So the reason I've not been blogging very much isn't because I'm not sewing. Actually, quite the opposite is the case! I'm sewing like a fiend. But I cannot share my projects. Yet.

First up is ChookyBlue's SSCS (Secret Santa Claus Swap) where my last piece is this close to being finished. Which is a good thing because the parcel to Somewhere has to go in the mail by Friday. My recipient lives far from Philadelphia . . . .

Then there are the familial Christmas gift quilts. Both of the three-year-old boys are on the list for this year, and their quilts are totally different from each other. One is at the Machinist's presently and the second one is also this close to being finished.

In the handwork department, a couple of pot holders to go in a birthday parcel are a little less close to being finished, but that will change tonight, I believe.

So this has been one of those times that the Mike F approach has been called for. And, as always, it has worked.

In areas other than sewing, life has been busy! Last week we had symphony tickets as well as chamber orchestra tickets, and then at the end of the week I decided to go back to the school where I used to work to see their production of "The Music Man." I was nervous about going there, but the call to form a boys' band was irresistible, so my sister and I went and had a very good time. I didn't run into anyone I didn't want to see, and the production was superb.

Recently I've been involved in a new weekly volunteer opportunity, but I'm not going to write about that yet because there is the potential that it could lead to some paid work and I want to see how that plays out.

So, Near Philadelphia, things are hoppin'. In the best ways.


8 comments:

Janet O. said...

Sounds like life is full and meaningful, Nancy. I am happy for you. You have been through a lot this year and come through beautifully. Cream always rises!

Susan said...

Always good to hear what's happening in your life. Glad your visit to the school went well. I didn't comment much when you got the bad news about your job last winter, but I empathized as I went through a similar situation with my assignment change a few years ago. It was a deep personal blow, but I kept my chin up as you did and came out stronger on the other side. Here's hoping that 2014 brings more good things your way.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Whatever it is, I hope it works!

Sending hugs . . . .

Nemo said...

I know the feeling.. My SSCS parcel went to the post office today, going to.. secret places.. ;-)

I love this sneaky time of the year..

Judy Lindenberger said...

You sound good. I have been sewing like crazy too! That time of year. :)

Barbara Anne said...

We're back from our wonderful trip to Memphis and today I feel a bit like I've been run over by a truck. Bother!

How marvelous that you got to enjoy the Music Man without any dismaying contacts with former co-workers or others.

I look forward to seeing the Christmas projects when the time is right. I, too, am involved in some secret sewing projects and one needs to be finished by next Friday when AMIL decorates her home for Christmas. I should start that, shouldn't I?

Hugs!

Chookyblue...... said...

I do hope that SSCS parcel is ready for the sleigh...........

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Excellent !~! I love to hear good news and your post is chock-a-block full of that.

Happy Thanksgiving.