Saturday, August 25, 2007

Long time, no sewing

It has been a long time since I've done much sewing at all. Back in July I went to visit some friends in Colorado. Then the following weekend I moved. Life since the move has been quite busy between unpacking, wedding planning, and just doing things in general. It has made it difficult to sit down and doing any sewing. However, a week or two ago I started working on my next quilt. I was going to wait until I was done hand quilting my orange quilt, but hand quilting in the 90 degree and super humid Michigan weather was making that take far too long. I've made some headway on the new quilt though. The pattern I am using has quite a few steps- cut some strips, sew them together, cut some more, sew those together, trim, sew some more. I'm interested in seeing how it turns out. This quilt requires so much more cutting than the ones I've done before. Here's a picture of step 3: "Cut some more". If only I had more time to sit down and do some more sewing. I kind of miss it.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Exciting Life Developments

Yesterday was probably the best birthday I've ever had. When I arrived at work late after a dentist appointment, I found a dozen red roses and a box with a gift certificate for a massage and a manicure on my desk. Upon further inspection, I found my massage and manicure had been scheduled for THAT AFTERNOON! AND that Shawn had arranged with my boss for me to leave early. So I left work early and had a wonderful massage and manicure and hurried home for our dinner. Shawn took me out to The Chop House for my birthday dinner and it was SO GOOD. Then we went to a park near his condo to watch the sunset. It was there that he PROPOSED and we got engaged! It was so wonderful!

We actually didn't stay to watch the actual sunset because it was so hot. Then we went back to his condo for what I thought was some raspberry sorbet. Instead, I was surprised to find a whole group of our friends waiting there for a surprise birthday/engagement party!What a wonderful birthday! :)