Is this thing on?

Hi there!  I know, I know… I’ve been MIA here.  My life kicked into high gear at the end of summer, and it hasn’t slowed down a bit!  I haven’t had time to sew, and I really miss it, but right now I have other things to focus on.  I thought I’d post an update, so people didn’t worry that something terrible had happened to me!

I’m still in graduate school, and I’ll be getting my MM in December.  At that point I’m giving serious thought to staying for a doctorate (I can’t believe I’m actually saying those words… so many things I never thought I would (or could) do!   I’m conducting a choir and directing a musical this semester, which as you might imagine leaves me little free time. 

I even have an official, conductorly (note: not a real word) head shot!


I still love my haircut, and I never thought I would have hair this short!

I’m hoping to have time to do a little sewing before summer classes start – I have 6 weeks free.  No guarantees though – I now realize that you never know what life will give you.  We might go to visit my in-laws in that time, or I might finally get around to painting the woodwork in my bedroom – who knows?  I will be spending most of the summer in class every day, so maybe I will just rest and prepare.  But I do hope to be back – I miss sewing, and I miss the interaction with the sewing community.  I try to keep up with your blogs, though I feel so behind.  There are so many patterns I have pinned to my “want to make” board that I will never finish them all – ah well!  Farewell for now, hope to be back in a more reasonable amount of time!


17 thoughts on “Is this thing on?

  1. It’s nice to know you’re doing fine. You’ve a lot going on, but it all sound wonderful. Enjoy! (You are part of the reason I’m sewing again, so thanks for that!)

  2. Yay! I was literally just thinking the other day that I missed your blog. I hope you get back into it when you have more time. After you get that doctorate.

  3. Thanks for the update! I would have worried that you had died, but I follow you on Goodreads so I knew that you were at least alive enough to be reading. 🙂 Definitely go for the doctorate.

  4. I completely understand how life sometimes takes over and leaves us no time for anything that we like to do but only things we have to do. Glad to see you are still out there. Hang in there, school will one day end, and it will all be worth the time you have invested.

  5. Nice to hear from you, and glad things are going well! Take care and drop in when you can. I haven’t written on my own blog in over two years, so I know how it goes.

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  7. I was thinking about you this last week. You sound like you are run off your feet. I know exactly how busy being involved in a musical can be. I hope you are able to take some time for yourself this summer, blog or not. Come back when you are able. We’ll still be here and congratulations on everything else! It sounds like you are doing amazing work!

  8. It is so good to hear from you! It sounds like things are going smashingly well for you, so many exciting things. Congratulations!

  9. I had deleted your blog from my list, but thought of you yesterday and thought I’d check if you were back – I was seriously worried about you 🙂 Anyway, I know you’re more sewing now than knitting, but that tells how long I’ve been reading you! Welcome back!

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