It is the middle of May. MAY!!! You would not know it by the state of the thermometer, or the icicles hanging off my nose.

And today is even colder than this photo from yesterday. My poor plants are so confused…they don’t know whether to grow or change colour and go dormant, if it is spring or fall, to live or die. The trees are still bare, the grass is not really green yet, and my furnace is still running!!!!

I have done very little in the sewing room this past week. A strange thing….usually I am a night owl, up till the wee hours and sleeping in late. Since our holiday, my world is upside down. I am falling asleep right after supper, and getting up at 5:00 a.m., and it feels normal!! There must be something terribly wrong with me.

I have done a bit of organizing ( by that I mean I have stuffed a bunch of scraps and fabric bits from my last project into a bag to be sorted later cause I don’t feel like it right now, and moved other things from one spot to another cause I don’t know where to store them yet) so I can finish the runner for part 2 of the class next week. I need to finish piecing the backing, then quilt and bind it. I also need to have the last round for the round robin medallion I’m in ready for Guild this month. And Jen’s birthday is coming up……

I did manage to get some prewashing done. Now I just stare at it and fondle it, and imagine the lovely quilts it will make.

I am also working on a new pillow idea, but it is not quite there yet. I have made two prototypes, both of which are absent from the sewing room,and gracing other households at the moment. I have an idea for a winter pillow as well, but have not made a sample yet. If only I could get my butt off the couch and into gear….I could accomplish stuff. What a concept (says me pouring another cup of coffee and preparing to google chicken casseroles, sigh).

Butch is the newest member of our tiny family, and he seems to be settling in quite well. There is going to have to be some “kitties don’t belong on the table” and “kitties must use the scratch pads” type training starting immediately, but his loving nature and sweet little face more than make up for a few bad habits we can “unteach” him. We love having him here – the house did seem emptier without a kitty. He loves to spy on the neighbours from the living room window.

Now I really must get some sewing done today, just as soon as I find a yummy casserole recipe for supper.

Anyway. TTFN

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