November 29, 2010

Allow me to introduce myself....

Eric What?   Oh yeah, I'm not new, but I haven't blogged in so long, you've all probably forgotten about me.  Let's see...   how can I sum up almost a month since my last blog post?

My SIL and I went on our guild's quilt retreat in early November.

I got tons of piecing done - all the blocks for Route 44 and all the blocks for Due South.

The last dinner there, I got sicker than I've ever been with food poisoning, so we left early (I had well meaning friends at work try and convince me I had the flu, but I learned at least one other person was as sick as I was...   I won't be eating spaghetti and meatballs for a very long time!).

Spent 2 days moping around the house feeling beat up and another 2 days before I felt fully back to normal.

Lots of work deadlines, so not much energy when I got home to do much sewing.

Snow hit Seattle the Monday before Thanksgiving.  I left work early Monday afternoon and didn't get behind the wheel of my car again until Friday (you don't want *ME* trying to drive in the snow!).

Pie Tried a new recipe for Thanksgiving from Paula Deen - chocolate pecan pie - very yummy and super easy.

We had an awesome Thanksgiving celebration with my brother and his family, including new addition, baby Veronica (my brother is a Grandpa!!!).

My son Eric was absolutely smitten with baby V (aw - how cute is that picture?).

Finished a lot of chores in my sewing room, but nothing I can show you! (top secret gifts or I could show you all the buttons I sewed back on shirts that needed repair for a while!).

I hope to make some progress laying out the blocks for Due South this week, so check back for some pictures soon.   I am absolutely smitten with Bliss!


  1. Hey, there you are! Welcome back! What a great picture of Eric and the new baby! I thought when I saw the picture you were going to tell us that the reason you hadn't blogged in so long was because you had a new addition to your family. My first thought was, "She didn't LOOK pregnant when I saw her in September..." Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. That pie looks scrumptious!

  2. Hi Lisa! I am so glad to hear from you! I was beginning to get a little worried. Sorry about the food poisoning. Is it not unbelievable what it can do your body??? Wonderful that you are recovered. Beautiful pie...being from the South pecans are a year round staple in my kitchen and definitely a favorite. Really, it is great to get an update from you. You have been missed!

  3. OMG, cutest pic ever! What a doll Eric is and Baby V is delightful too! I'm glad you are back to blogging. Missed seeing your quilting pics! Can't wait to see Due South. If you want, post pics of the newly buttoned shirts. That's sewing too. ;-)

  4. Welcome back, Lisa. Happy you are feeling better. I am a proud grandparent! Let's see some quilts!

  5. Glad to hear you are back on the mend! Food poisoning is the worst!! Sounds like you've been busy. Pie looks sooooo good and yummy. Pic is so cute with your son and baby!! Can't wait to see your quilt pics. I love Bliss too. Just starting another project with it!

  6. Welcome back! Sounds like you've been busy, and it also doesn't sound like it's going to let up until after the holidays. Schedule a minute or two in there for yourself. Very cute picture of your son and Baby V.

  7. I missed you!
    I'm glad you're feeling better, and I'm glad you were able to confirm that it was something you ate and not the flu! Isn't food poisoning the worst? It makes sense when you think about it but I'm always surprised that it can knock you out so completely. :)
    The pie looks almost as wonderful as Eric and Veronica. Those gorgeous curls! You better get that boy a big stick, he's going to need it to keep the girls away.
    Take good care and have a great weekend... I'll cross my fingers that it's a very BLISS-ful weekend.

  8. Hi Lisa! Sorry about the food poisoning - been there done that - hope to never again! Glad you survived! Let's see - your grand-niece (?) is adorable and Eric is the perfect new cousin! Did you love the snow? We have had tons over here and more is predicted! Can't wait to see Due South! Happy Holidays!