Work has been keeping me super busy, so I'm behind on reading blog posts (I have about 200 blog emails sitting in my inbox at the moment), and I seem to have misplaced my crafting mojo, and haven't located it yet. I'm hoping it comes back before my cruise in three weeks otherwise I'm in big trouble. My friends and I are headed for the Caribbean with some fellow crocheters, along with The Crochet Crowd! It's going to be a fun time!
I'm trying to finally get back into the groove of things here after my little vacation over the holidays. I'm finding it a little harder to find time to blog (and craft) during the week because work is keeping me busy, so I may have to play around with my schedule a bit. I hope you'll bear with me if I do, until I find my feet again.
I got really tired of not having completed any projects lately, so last weekend I started yet another quick and simple project so that I could feel like I had accomplished something. I actually owed my sister a birthday gift, and way, way back in January (when her birthday actually was) she had picked out a couple of patterns. One was a hat, and the other was a pair of slippers. I haven't gotten either of them done up until now, but on Sunday I sat down and started (and completed) her hat.
My crafting has been slower than usual lately. I've been putting in a few extra hours at work several days a week, and so my works in progress have suffered. In recent weeks I finally finished my first quilt top, but now I need to get some practice doing some free motion quilting. I also need to practice my cutting and piecing skills to improve them before I start on my next (already selected) project.
I've had a lot of headaches lately, so I didn't feel up to a post last week, and I haven't felt much like crafting either. I've been dealing with chronic neck pain from a herniated disc for many years now, and although it is much better now than when it was first injured, every once in a while the pain flares up and my neck, arms and head ache. I'm really hoping this episode passes soon, because I'm also busy at work and concentrating is difficult when you're in pain. Now on with the update!