In my defense, I've been busy with more than just work. A couple of weeks ago, I flew home to be the "Best Man" in my brother's wedding. He said, "come on Lis, it's the new thing, you'll be cool". That was without a doubt the best wedding I've ever been to, I had so much fun, my brother and his new wife had so much fun, ALL the guests had fun. Smallish number of people, nice facility, great food and music, and it all combined to be a perfect wedding. And just to put the cherry on top, the dress I wore that was slightly tight a couple of weeks before was slightly loose on this day so I was actually comfortable. Not sure how that happened, it was not a plan. Oh, oh, oh, and I found a really great station on the radio and sang all the way back on the 200 mile drive to my grandmother's that night - arriving at 2am not even tired. It was a perfect day.
Remember the Pick & Choose quilt on the front cover of the June 09 American Patchwork & Quilting mag? I've started one. For my daughter. I have batiks in my stash - nearly all batiks. And nearly zero white/beige/tan fabrics. My daughter wears a lot of pink & black together and it looks really good on her, so using that as my inspiration, my backgrounds will be blacks to grey, and the foreground pinks, purples, and reds to oranges. I'm having fun with it, but it will probably take me quite a while. I have a few done, but the colors in the photo below are not quite right. The pic came out pretty orangey, but you'll get the idea.
I'll close for now....the lasagne is smelling great! and I'm gettin' hungry. And I'll try to post a little more often than once every 5 months.