Where have I been and why has this little blog been more quiet than usual? Here are my excuses...
I've been getting this all negotiated and signed and the new book will be out Christmas of 2018!
(when pumpkins become apples!)
I've been planning and prepping the fun Pumpkins in the Patch Retreat for Tiny Stitches at the end of the month. I have all kinds of surprises up my sleeve for this one!
I've been packing and unpacking and repacking for trunk shows and teaching. Some local, some not quite local but looking forward to a fun road trip this weekend to Statesboro, GA.
I've been playing with loads of new goodies from Craftsy in hopes of getting a post ready for them soon. Thankfully, I have the sweetest editor ever and she is so patient with me.
I've been reading some good books into the wee hours of the night. I find it's better to keep my mind occupied than to think about how much I am missing my kiddos who are all off at college. Speaking of those kiddos...
I've been sewing secret projects for them to send in their care packages. I doubt they read this blog but I don't want to ruin it just in case. I have a goal of one small package per kid per month. So far, so good, and yes, I realize we are only on month one. LOL
The empty nest transition has not been so smooth I'm sad to admit. Hubby is gone more nights than he is home because of work, so it's me and all the fur babies. They do make me laugh daily, which I am so thankful for! The kids are awesome about texting, snapping and sending photos, which helps tremendously. But this house is so empty and quiet without them. I miss their friends too! So while it might seem like I am busy with my hands and my head, my heart is aching. Even the dogs miss them!
I know I am beyond blessed to have three happy, thriving college students who are going to be so successful, but like all mommas, I just wish I could have kept them longer. I'm trying so hard to embrace this new chapter in my life while they are embracing their new chapters. I'm trying to be brave, I really am. If I'm being honest though, it's hard.
(Danny went on a road trip to King's Dominion last weekend!)
We have a family weekend planned in October to look forward to! We are all meeting at Carowinds to have some awesome roller coaster riding and together time, just the 6 of us (Danny's girlfriend is joining us as well!) So I'm looking forward to that!
I hope to have some real quilts to show you soon!