Around Here Lately

wpid-IMG_9941-2015-05-4-05-02.jpg
Sometimes the kittens stop playing and actually sit still or sleep. They are full of energy and seem to thrive on bringing chaos to our sleep schedules.
wpid-IMG_9801-2015-05-4-05-02.jpg
Fluffy has been enjoying cuddling with them when they slow down and has joined in on the play too.
wpid-IMG_9676-2015-05-4-05-02.jpg
She is even teaching them bad habits – like sitting on the table while I make dinner in the kitchen.
wpid-IMG_9808-2015-05-4-05-02.jpg
Last Monday, after spending the previous three weeks packing 60% of our house in anticipation of moving on May 1st, we were told closing on our new house would be delayed two weeks. I had just packed all but one of my in-progress quilting projects and Jane, my main sewing machine. I was transferring fabric from my shelves into totes when we were told everything was on hold. *sigh*
wpid-IMG_9790-2015-05-4-05-02.jpg
We scrambled to reschedule movers and cleaning of our current rental and then screamed in frustration. I guess the timing was good, because I spent all of last week running on fumes due to very early morning meetings for work and kitten disturbances during my limited sleep time.

The longer days of sun have arrived and I managed to get out for a walk along the coastal trail (though still wearing base layers (long-underwear)). Saturday, we went for a bike ride without hats and gloves enjoying the glorious sunlight and world that is beginning to green here.
wpid-IMG_9935-2015-05-4-05-02.jpg
When not working, sleeping or attempting to sleep last week, I managed to bind signatures of paper into the covers of journals and photograph them (more soon). And after lots of sleep this past weekend, I am excited to spend the extra time before our move, creating some new smaller art quilts using my Brother machine that has not been packed.

Carrie

she smiles often and easily