Monday, January 4, 2010

Glad to be back

I should warn you .... I am a bit rusty.  I haven't blogged since last year!  December 22nd to be exact.  I have really missed quilting, blogging about quilting, and keeping up with my blogging friends.  So good to be back!

I guess I am a sewing and blogging junkie.  What else can explain the withdrawals I have been experiencing for the last ten plus days?  I have done no sewing nor blogging in over two weeks.

Instead of quilting, I sat by the fire reading any and all quilt books, magazines and patterns I could get my hands on.  On a quick trip into Bozeman, I stopped by Main Street Quilting and quickly grabbed about eight quilt books and three patterns (I was allowed five minutes) while the family grabbed coffee at Wild Joe's Organic Coffee House.  Our trip to Target for cold medicine did not go to waste.  I grabbed all of the six quilt magazines.  We did not have internet, as usual, for the first couple of days in Montana.  By the time it was up and working, I was already way behind on my blog reading.  I made the decision to go cold turkey and stay away from all quilt blogs.

I have been feeling really left out of the blogging world....wondering what inspiring creative projects were going on without me.  I did cheat and peek every once in a while by checking Google Reader on my iPhone, but that only made it worse.  I could see what others were doing....envy their productivity...but not comment from my phone.....sigh...

...enough of the pity party.  I do have a sewing machine in Montana.  It just didn't see any action this trip.  Instead of sewing....

....when I wasn't sitting by the fire, I was following this cutie pie down the mountain.  She's easy to keep track of in her cotton candy blue jacket and pink pants.  She is my skiing buddy and hot chocolate break partner, especially when.....

....we both like the signs with green circles...or better yet...signs that indicate hot chocolate is close by.  Actually, she is a much better skier than I.  She is sweet to hang with me.  When she could be....

....on blue and black runs.  For example, with the boys when they decide to do tree runs.  I leave that to them and my husband. That is WAY out of my comfort zone, as is....

....grilling in the snow is out of my comfort zone. When in Montana, my husband or middlest does the cooking grilling.  How great is that?!  But the greatest .... spending Christmas and New Year with my husband and ALL three kids!!!!!

I hope your holidays were excellent...well spent with family and friends.  I missed you.

I promise to have quilt pictures tomorrow.  Have an amazing day!!!!


  1. Welcome Back! I missed you and your blog too! I was able to squeeze in a little sewing and a little blogging, but things were slow everywhere, you didn't miss much.

    The good thing about going away for the holidays, no decorations to put up when you get home. I'm in tear down mode here, it will probably take the rest of the week to get everything down and put up.

    It looks like you had a wonderful time. Nothing beats time with family.

  2. Welcome back! Sounds like you had a great time.

  3. Aw what a fantastic holiday with your family. And in you favorite place! What could be better?
    Welcome back, I'm glad you all made it safe and sound.

  4. Happy New Year to you and your incredibly fun family! I love the pictures! It's been years since I've been skiing (we're taking the boys tubing and that doesn't count even though there is a lift) and the hot chocolate at the end of a run is heavenly!

    I've missed you and your bloggy news and creativity and can't wait to see what new and beautiful things you start for 2010!

  5. Welcome back! Looks like you had a picture perfect holiday! Thanks for bringing the cold back with you! A little snow might have been nice!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful holiday for you and your family! Welcome back!

  7. Happy New Year and welcome back. Looks like a fantastic holiday and I'm sure some inspiration will come from the quilt books you had.

  8. Happy New Year. I hate the cold, but that skiing does look fabulous! Hope it's a fantastic New Year for you!