Monday, June 28, 2021

A Little Quilting Class

 With the reopening of so many things in Michigan right now, I find myself wanting to do just about everything. And of course I this little gem from the Governor Warner Mansion. I signed up to do a little quilting!

While I do have experience sewing, I can say I've never quilted before. Ever. So I jumped in feet first, excited to try something new. Andrea Fields, of NeedleArtists and Crafters was an excellent teacher, and within two hours I had a fresh coaster to add to my collection of handmade items I'm always too afraid to use :)

Unfortunately, I also made the mistake of aggravating my carpal tunnel, so I'm working slowly in a brace for at least a few days. Not that I have a lot of projects that I'm working on right now, but at the very least I'd like to clean the house! We have a lot of events coming up, including sailing, a fashion show, and maybe some trips to Alaska and New York. This actually starting to feel like a real summer!


Monday, June 21, 2021

Summer Beginning!

 I realize that it has been SO LONG since I've posted. Looks like I'll be doing a lot of writing these last few weeks of June! And since I am out of school (no more hybrid teaching/COVID scares), I'll hopefully be a little more anxiety-free!

This will be a summer of transition for me, of major changes. I could say that last summer was that, but really we didn't have much of a choice. Things here in Michigan were mostly closed, we were unvaccinated, and staying safe from COVID was so important. The change was forced on everyone. In reality, I feel like this summer will be the time for choices, for actually following through!

We have planned a number of camping trips, trips to Alaska, New York, Ohio...combined with the local visits to museums and stores that have been closed for over a year. I want to redesign the craft room, do more volunteer work with a black/brown families organization, and keep sailing. There's a lot already on the calendar, but I'm sure we'll find more to do!

I hope all of your summer plans fall into place!


On My Bookshelf: December

December has been a really rough month. Between what happened in Oxford (not far from where I live...) and just the general pandemic issues,...