Tuesday, August 20, 2013
there and back again
the first week gone, we were at aspen grove family camp, all squished together in one of their tiny rustic cabins. despite close quarters, I made room for my epp project on a chair in a corner of the room next to my side of the bed.
by the end of the week, this was the pile of work i'd completed. I refrained from sewing all the blocks together because I didn't have storage capacity for lengths of blocks. i'll work on that at home once I get more blocks completed.
I had this absolutely crazy idea that because I was going to be on the road for 5 weeks that maybe I could get the entire quilt top done. completely bonkers, I know. that would have been 100 blocks in the original plan I had for the quilt. (more on changes later.)
i'm sure I could have completed more than I did since there were several times I could have been sewing and didn't, for various reasons. but it looks like this will truly be a longterm project for me. oh, well. it'll help me get through many a soccer practice, art class, or various other kid events I have to sit around for.
and now liz can stop being bored of me being gone, because i'm back! she did continue to nicely inquire about my travel, but I think she was about to drop our friendship altogether since she got so famous while I was gone. just kidding, you know I love you liz! ours is a relationship built around teasing and stash padding.
so i'm back. sort of.
homeschool has to start up and there seems to be endless house management issues to deal with after being gone. like the leaky kitchen sink we came home to and had to replace immediately. it's taken me 3 whole days to get around to blogging.
I managed to produce 1,990 photos of the trip, so there is still lots of trip-related quilting to share. and maybe some day soon i'll do some other sewing now that i'm home again.
ps - any of you literary fiends out there know where my title came from? I selected it because we listend to J.R.R. in the car on the road.