I don't remember the last time I posted a blog. I suppose I could go and look, but it doesn't really matter. Life has been busy. In the last 2 months, our daughter graduated from college and we attended both ceremonies and went to two of her gallery shows. She had knee surgery, we celebrated our 31st anniversary with an overnight trip to the cape and another wonderful lobster roll, celebrated Mother's day, Father's day, my husband's birthday, my daughter's birthday, moved daughter into an apartment, kept a business running and are winding down on our office remodel. Quilting has sort of taken a back seat to the rest of life, although I have been trying to do a little stitching in the evenings for the past week or so. We're on a push to get the office/basement updates completed before the 16th because we're having a party that day and relatives staying in the house. Right now, the spare room/sewing room/guest room looks like an episode of Hoarders. That is where everything from the basement and office went (well, all the small stuff) while we did the remodel. As of today, we have new walls, new carpet, new ceiling, new lights and outlets, painted walls and stained woodwork, and new desks. We're waiting on the delivery of some cabinetry and plugs for telephone and computer that should both arrive this week. In the mean time, I'm struggling to try to get the house back to what used to be normal.
Having our office in the kitchen makes everything cramped, but I have a terrific view. We have two bay windows meeting in the corner of the kitchen which gives me a wonderful view of the back yard and my cherry tree. The birds are out in force and I've really enjoying watching all the babies being fed and taught to look for food by parents. I've also seen more new birds this year than I have seen lately. New to me this year are red starts, orchard oriels and red breasted nuthatches. Today I saw a lot of a new cardinal family and seemingly dozens of titmouse. I made sure that I picked cherries yesterday because we are getting lots of birds, squirrels and chipmunks visiting that tree for juicy treats. I get most annoyed at the robins because they eat half a cherry and move on to the next. (I'm sounding like a crazy bird lady!).
Happy Independence Day!