Did March sneak up on you as it did me? Seems like February had just begun and despite its being a short month, it went by way too fast. I'm still trying to catch my breath.
During the month, I participated in Lain Ehman's 28-day, make a scrapbook layout-a-day marathon: LOAD 214. Perhaps that's why Feb flew by so fast. I actually made a layout. every. single. day! It was the first time I've done that since I first joined in 2010. Lots of stories told and lots more to go. Now that I'm on a roll, my goal for this month is to make at least 3-4 layouts a week - trying to keep the momentum going without the intensity.
Since we've had so many down days caused by the weather - another major snow event yesterday that shut the area down - I've been in a lot more and have also been able to make considerable progress on several other projects, primarily stitching. In my last post, I shared a bit about the piece I was making for my friend Pat. I have finished all the stitching and am letting the quilt sandwich relax before I do the quilting (stitching that will hold the three pieces together). I hope to get it finished this weekend; at least that's my plan. And then, back to my Flower Garden quilt. Progress on it slowed considerably, if it just didn't plain stop, once I broke my hand last September.
I am also in the process of creating a quilt interpretation of Tracy Chevalier's novel: The Last Runaway. My friends (who I join in May in Sisters OR) and I are doing this as a challenge. Can't wait to see what everyone's done, including me. I have an ambitious plan and as my mother would say: "time to get crackin', kiddo - time's a-wastin."
Soon (and that can't get here fast enough) the weather will be warmer and we'll be able to clear out the garage and basement storage area. And then, think about tackling the yard. I'm not really a yard worker but I am looking forward to prettying up the deck/yard with some flowers and taking some long walks. Getting outside, meandering around the neighborhood is good for both body and soul, especially after this winter!