Hi folks! I am insanely happy to see you all again! We have had a wild ride for the last couple of weeks, including a literal wild ride from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania that included a night in a hotel where they forgot to tell us (and a whole bunch of other folks, too) that they were shutting off the water at 5 am. Just ponder all that that means for a while. At least we weren't as bad off as the families with kids!
Here's the other part of the wild ride--we are STILL in a hotel and will likely be until Monday, which is the day classes start. My first impression of PA has not been really welcoming, I'll tell you. I've never been asked to prove I'm not a criminal so many times. And, yes, I know your horn works.
Anyway, in the middle of all this chaos I was missing my machine so much that I finally asked if it was okay for me to use the breakfast room at the hotel for a couple of hours. No one cared, so I whipped up these:
These are friendship stars for the months-long swap I'm doing with friends. These make me so happy! It felt so great to sit at the machine again. It's like I have my soul back or something.
In addition to these happy stars, I've been working on some hexies and some hand quilting. I have no pictures, though, so I'll try to get some for next time.
Just so we have some more pictures, here is a very good thing about Pennsylvania:
This campus has flowers everywhere. I've been scouting out good quilt-picture-taking places, which is something I didn't have on my last campus.
And here's a gratuitous campus picture:
Very collegiate, no? This is the view from my side of campus, and every time I see this I think "I'm Batman." Clearly, I need to settle down and remind myself that I am a very serious scholar.
Anyway, I'm back, and it feels so good! I may have a little trouble posting on a regular schedule for a couple of weeks, because at some point we will move in to a rental, but at least I am working on something other than moving.
Oh, and here's another thing that happened while I was away--this post became the most popular one I've ever had, with more than 3,000 page views for that post alone! Somebody want to clue me in to what happened there, or did Blogger have a glitch? Inquiring minds want to know!
Everybody have a great sewing week. I'm going to try to sneak in some more time in the breakfast room, and something really fun may come out of that.
Linking to Let's Bee Social, and WIP Wednesday. and Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.