The latest long-term project

Alright, it’s no secret that my blogging this year has been… uh, sparse. The motivation to create just hasn’t been there, coupled with exhaustion to the point where I’ve felt drugged and, well, not much crafting or writing happens under those conditions. And did I mention the nausea? As though the Tilt-a-Whirl operator went on his lunch break and left me up there, spinning and dipping. For four months. Not many people were aware of all this going on, because I was waiting until I could surprise my family in Colorado at our annual reunion. Now that that has happened, every one else gets to know, too.

This is what I’ve been working on.

Bebe Thumbsucker cropped

Inside

Outside (not the dress)

Outside (not the dress)

The newest little grasshopper is due right around Thanksgiving (3rd week of November, for my non-American friends). Thankfully, the nausea is gone. Unfortunately, the exhaustion is not. Turns out I’m anemic on top of also being the pregnant mother of three other children. What energy I do have is short-lived, so I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to resume my former posting schedule of 3x/week, but I do hope that I’ll be able to accomplish one crafty item per week and then write about it. There won’t be much sewing for me for awhile — there are only so many variations on the muu-muu I can get away with — but I’ll probably end up sewing at least a couple things for the girls as they start school soon. And inevitably there will be a handful of baby projects since I had gotten rid of everything after Konik was born. Also, thanks to Mrs. M (of M&M cabin owner fame), I’m teaching myself how to knit! She gave me a bunch of her extra knitting needles, some yarn to practice on, and a couple books to borrow until I get the hang of it. I’m looking forward to getting crafty again and feeling more like myself. For the next few months, at least — no guarantees what this space will look like come the end of November. You’ll probably have to dodge tumbleweeds again until we settle into a new rhythm. Thanks for hanging with me!

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7 thoughts on “The latest long-term project

  1. I will fall over if he arrives on the 22nd (Abbie’s day of birth)! I’m still chuckling over all our Fall babies!

  2. I have congratulated you doll! Just saw this and the beauty of life is amazing! I hope baby and all your babys are G8! You’re so beautiful!!!!

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