My goodness it feels like it has been a long time since I last posted! In the area where we live we have been experiencing over 100F degree weather every day for almost 3 months. I pretty much slept for the month of July, but I also made it outside a couple times to go swimming. So, for the first time in 9 years I actual have a tan with my very own tan lines! That may not seem all that great, but when sugar has a deeper tan than me, one has to get excited about these sorts of things. I have great Native American bloodlines that only show up in the sunshine.
On other topics I was finally able to tear myself away form a nap long enough to work on a Quilting project. I was really bummed out after my in ability to finish my 84 Churn dash blocks for Block swap I signed up for a couple of months ago, I felt like I had to get something accomplished! I have shown you glimpses of my newest finished project in the past when showing off my formerly organized craft room. I call it a "Paper Clip Quilt". This quilt was made using "Oh My" Charm Squares, Strips of a black print fabric, a solid forest green for the backing, a neat orange print from the same "Oh My" line of fabrics for the binding, and orange cotton thread for the meandering quilting. I have been experimenting with Bright colors against the color Black, so this is the first of several projects that I have in the works. Let me know what you think and what suggestions you might have for me.
And finally I alluded to an upcoming new job! As I may have mentioned in the past I contracted Meningitis this past April and I have been off work for the past 4 months recovering. I am doing much better these days although a much more subdued person than I once was. I used to describe my marriage as that of a balloon man with myself in the role of the Balloons and my husband as the man who keeps me anchored and grounded. I now feel like its better described a man with a cat that sits in the sun shone window all day resting; occasionally he drags me outside for a walk. We are happy to announce that I will have a new job starting in February of 2012. I will be a stay at home mother! We are very excited about the possibility of a child in our lives. We will add pictures to the "Nugget" page as we get them. Please put your comments below instead of posting on facebook so we can keep the surprise going!