Translation…. What I‘m Doing Right Now.


For you Instagram-ers, you have probably already seen this hashtag.  It took me a while (and an online urban dictionary) to figure it out.  I am on the more experienced side of 40 but I still love my social media!  I have become slightly addicted to IG (Instagram).  With my life the past month in a bit of a tailspin, I needed a quick diversion and IG provided that for me.

My blog space here has been a bit quiet the past month.  To update my real-life friends… my mom is now in a nursing home following a major stroke back in January.  The appointments, tours of LTC facilities, time spent with Mom and of course, the stress, left me with no blogging energy at the end of the day.  Now that things have settled a bit, I feel like I can breathe again.

With all the life stuff  happening, I did manage to find a bit of time to quilt!  As stated in an earlier post, it provides me with a bit of sanity when I feel the world spinning a bit too fast.

Here is What I‘ve (been) Doing Right Now


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I spent a day and pin basted all of my WIP’s I’ve been hoarding from last year.  I will blog more about each quilt as I finish them.

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FABRIC purchases!  Some lovely pre-cuts/fabrics acquired during a fabric de-stash (where else?) on Instagram! You may remember I was going to try to do the fabric diet… well, I profess to being a member of the “More to Love Club”.  I have a bit ‘more’ on me to love and now I have a bit more fabric to love.  C’est la vie!

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I also managed to FINISH two comforters for our local Kindergarten classes.  Again, watch for the blog about these sweet things.

So there you have it!  While it may have seemed like I wasn’t getting much quilting done, I actually think I did pretty well, all things considered.  I will be linking up with my Monday & Tuesday link ups (found in my sidebar).

Till next time… Rita

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11 Responses to #widrn

  1. treadlemusic says:

    Wow!!! You have been quilty busy along with ‘life’ busy! The “sandwiches” are always a good thing to have done and at the ready. Even though we would like to think it’s not so, quilting is NOT life…….people are!!! I hope your mum’s life finds a gently pleasant routine now. Hugs……………………………..

  2. Very sweet of you, thank you! I do think life for our whole family is starting to settle a bit.

  3. treadlemusic says:

    I am so very happy for you. Blessings……………………..

  4. cathy daniel says:

    Loved seeing wyhbd (what you have been doing) – ok, I just made that one up! But your quilting is just beautiful. I am the wrong side of 50 and I struggle with all the social media stuff, but am getting there slowly! xCathy

  5. Thank you so much Cathy! The social media stuff had a bit of a learning curve to it but now I love it!

  6. Jen says:

    Rita, what great projects! I really like the herringbone top you have basted. I’ll be looking forward to seeing that one when you finish it. Also, the kindergarten quilts are awesome! Our school is trying these as a fundraiser this year, so seeing yours looking so great is inspiring.

    Thanks for linking up to Building Blocks Tuesday too!

  7. Thanks! The kindergarten quilts always turn out, the artwork makes them special!

  8. Connie Campbell says:

    What fun projects and….I still haven’t figured out instagram!! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  9. Thanks for hosting such a great linky!

  10. sometimes life gets in the way of being creative but sometimes being creative helps us deal with life.
    LeeAnna Paylor

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