You have to draw out the "i" sound here in North Carolina. It's mandatory.
Just letting you all know that I have settled in very nicely now in my new home. (I'm sure you were worried.) The apartment is all cozy and snug. I have to say that I am enjoying the change. I miss my friends and coworkers of course, but I do not miss the city much at all. I still revel every night when I get into bed in the blissful silence and nearly complete darkness. Two hobbies have been resurrected: Twin and I have resumed our tennis rivalry (public courts are few and far between in Brooklyn, and we have one here just around the corner), and I've been playing my flute. I played all through school and loved it, but I never felt comfortable subjecting my many neighbors in NYC to my practicing. I'm hoping to find an ensemble to play with, or maybe just take lessons and make my teacher play lots of duets with me.
The job hunt is going pretty well, I think (*knocking on wood*). I've been doing some editing from home, though I've decided that I could never do it full-time, as I would be the world's worst boss to myself. Plus a day seems really long with no one at all to talk to! Twin comes home at 5:30 and I'm all chatty and she just wants to be quiet and rest. Poor thing. :)
Twin finished arranging our craft room this weekend; I helped a bit, mainly by holding things steady while she drilled stuff into the wall. It was quite a project. She's got a post up about it with more pix if people would like to see. Didn't it turn out nice? (And how nice not to have all the crafting clutter in the living room!)
So besides exploring the area, and reading lots, I've started a new quilt. I used to have a plain blue duvet on my bed, but the feather thingie is all wonky now and needs to be retired. So I tore up the duvet and am using the fabric to make this blue-and-white pinwheel quilt. (Twin drafted it for me on Illustrator so I could see what it would look like.) The border is a striped fabric, the same material my curtains are made of.
Actually, it's not going to be quite like that. I was planning on 4-inch pinwheels, but then I did the math and realized that I would have to make 168 pinwheels (composed of over 1,300 pieces of fabric). Now, I like the meticulous, repetitive nature of quilting, but that's going overboard. So there will be fewer, larger pinwheels. I only had to cut out 576 triangles. Much better. I should be able to finish it before cool weather gets here.
Okay, back to the books for next post. I've been reading up a storm and been on quite a streak of good reads. I'm hoping it lasts.
Happy reading and summer fun to you all. ;)