feet: get moving
Yesterday I put the dust cover on my sewing machine and packed my serger up into a box-bag combo that will hopefully help it survive yet another cross province move. Our little family has decided to get along, away from this beautiful island, in order to be closer to our extended families. We love it here. Let me say that again: we LOVE it here. But, small children need grandparents and aunties and uncles and cousins. They really do. And The Man and I could use some familiar faces and, frankly, a babysitter every once in awhile. So, Alberta bound we are.
We will be leaving the same way we came: with our two kids, two cats, one car and one roof rack. This next week is dedicated to once again de-stuffing our lives. We`ve secured a house in our new town, which is already furnished: we are learning the ways of the nomads.
Just because I`ve put away the machines does not mean I am taking another blog break. Frankly, taking a `rest` from the creative stuff is not particularly peaceful. I feel the need to create things the same way I feel the need to eat food and nap about two-ish. I`m sure I`m not the only one around here that feels that way :D
During this transition I will be taking on something completely new: a quilt! I have never done a quilt. Weird, huh? I plan on just cutting out and stitching together a thousand or so squares with some of the miles of fabric I have managed to accumulate during our time on the island. For the next few weeks, after I manage to get the squares cut out (seems like a good time to enlist The Man`s help), I will be embellishing some of them with thread, floss, beads, whatever, to remind me of this paradise and encourage me to come back to visit. I will have to hand sew the embellishments - a challenge for me - but I can do it during the drive and when the kids are playing together. I will also be finishing the slimster hipsters pattern and get it out there to you very soon :)
Now, on with the adventure.