If you're wondering where I've been (which, let's be honest- you probably haven't noticed since I've been a super sporadic blogger in the past, well, forever...) I've been letting the natural course of life take it's course. However, I think I skipped my whole middle age (partially out of the desire to forget I actually just turned 32 yrs old...boooo) and went straight to 80. I wasn't planning to go quite so quickly, but when I started sorting all the stuff that was tucked away, sorted, neglected and otherwise shoved to the back of the closet in my "crap", I mean "craft room", I happened upon a felt advent calendar that I had purchased who knows HOW many years ago, in the hopes that I would (someday) finish it.
Well, I knew that I'd be moving to a new house sometime before Christmas, and wouldn't it be nice to finish a project that is Christmasy oriented?? Well, I will be honest and say that I couldn't just stare this project in the face and say "maybe next year". It was calling me...NOW! I have spent many afternoons during Jovie's nap time and at nights in the pale glow of the tv working on this...and I'm still working on it. But the great thing is that I haven't lost steam. And I haven't neglected Jovie (well, not usually). And I've still spent time packing the house- EVERY DAY! And I've made dinner (usually). This has been one of the most fun, challenging, and rewarding projects I've ever done. And so grandma-ish, I know. But I've just been itching to do something other than read a new book, or watch DVRed shows. But I still do manage to watch anything HGTV while sewing. All that creativity just keeps me motivated!