All of that means that already I am behind with the CQJP.
But, here are some photos of two quilts I have been working on for a friend's new baby girl and his 5 year old. I could not bear the thought of giving the new baby a quilt without having one for the big sister:
One is a strip quilt. I'm going to do the disappearing 9 patch for the other one.
Also, a couple of mug rugs that I was making for gifts but didn't get finished. This one was just a cute scrap that was in a bag I bought from Etsy.
A Craftsy pattern.
Then this mess. Surely I can come up with something creative to do with these trimmings?? Put them out for the birds to build nests maybe?
This is a pretty big year for me. I will be 65 in March. I could retire this year. I would like to hang in there until next March when I would reach my full retirement age and get more money. But I'm feeling pretty burned out right now, and like it's time to move on. There's a lot I want to do while I am in good shape physically and mentally (which has always been debatable). I expect to stay in good health for a long, long time but not taking anything for granted. I enjoy what I do but the world is changing and I find that I'm just not that interested in technology, which is where everything in my profession is headed. I do not care about the difference in ePubs and PDFs and WMAs and MP3s. I'm tired of digital this and downloadable that. It's fascinating and boring at the same time if that makes any sense.
So stay tuned. I feel big changes in the air.