Holy Crap.

Yeah, I said it. Holy Crap. You are probably wondering where in the hell I have been.  I would love to tell you that I have the earth shattering excuse.  I really don’t.  Instead, I’ll just say I’m very sorry for my prolonged and unexplained absence.  Please, please forgive me?  Okay?  Thanks, you guys are the best!

Let’s get back to some more quilting stuff.  When last I left you I was talking about scraps and the lovely hours it takes to get them all sorts of ready to use.  However, I’ll save that for later because Blanche chimed in and made a comment about her pin cushion.  I know I have a picture of that somewhere and I really want to show it to you. It’s quite the pin cushion!!  Just wait, it will be worth it.  I promise.

Instead let’s talk about some other things!  Fun things.  Quilty things.

Believe it or not, we are gearing ourselves up to return to retreat.  I know you may be thinking that we were just there.  Believe me, that is far from the truth!  Unfortunately, Inez won’t be able to join us this time…or maybe she will in her form of a blow up doll (Wonder Twin powers activate!).  It seems like the rest of us should be all ready and geared up to hit camp in early October.  I know, October is a little ways away from us and we are getting excited already.  Why?  Because we have to mail off our registrations!  After all we certainly don’t want to miss out on the potential fun of retreat simply because we didn’t get our registration mailed off in time.  That would be a catastrophe!

In other news, I haven’t gotten much quilting done.  Seems like motivation has momentarily left me.  Or maybe it has permanently moved out.  I’m not sure and it did not leave a forwarding address.  Currently I am fighting upstream to get a birthday quilt designed for my little man as he will be moving into a full-sized bed and will need all the bedding that goes along with that.  Right now I am envisioning a Star Wars quilt since Camelot fabrics has come out with a new line of Star Wars fabrics.  You can see them here.  However, I am starting to second guess myself as an interest in dinosaurs has come to the forefront.  Seriously, he can tell you what an omnivore, carnivore, and herbivore are at 3.  Maybe he’s a budding paleontologist?  I’m sure that will bring him a big paycheck?  Right?  Anyone?  (I know, it’s waaaaayyy too early to tell what he’ll grow up to be, but it sure is fun to imagine!!)

At any rate, I find myself between a rock and a hard place in trying to determine whether or not to continue my Star Wars design or if I should try to develop a Dinosaur quilt.  Then I will be on the hunt for dinosaur sheets.  It is far easier to find the Star Wars stuff right now…and that’s where I’m leaning.  We’ll see how I feel tomorrow after some internet searching tonight on how difficult it is to find dinosaur sheets for a full-sized bed.  I can’t really put it off for too much longer or he will have outgrown them.  Although, I do have a pattern for a dragon quilt….maybe that would work?   We’ll see.

What do you do when your motivation has left you?  Do you push through until it miraculously makes its grand entrance?  I would love to entice motivation to stay for a while, but I have not had much luck with that.  Maybe it will send me it’s forwarding address so I can at least keep in contact with it for a little while.  Goodness knows, I’m sure in need of it!

Until next time, and I promise I won’t stray for very long this time.  Only long enough for my dear husband to decipher the cords in the cord drawer so I can get back to my trusty hard drive that I’m sure has Blanche’s pin cushion pictures hiding in the depths of its memory.

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