It’s December!

But I bet you didn’t need me to tell you that, did you?

I’ve been thinking that it was 2 years ago that I did a Christmas Journal and finished it, but it turns out it’s actually been THREE years.  It was 2007!  I made stabs at a Christmas Journal/Daily December Journal thing in 2008 and 2009, but it just wasn’t meant to be.

I’m sure you know where this is leading, right?  Yup.  I’m trying again.  I’m fresh of this Nanowrimo deal, where I wrote nearly every day, so, I ought to have this kinda thing LICKED.

Famous last words, I’m sure.

Kinda like the whole “I’m going to exercise everyday thing.”  I fell off that wagon, but I am getting back on, and darn it, if it didn’t feel good to ellipticize this morning.  I hate that.

It also helps that even though I’ve been a complete slug for the last month, my weight is still down the 10ish pounds that I’ve lost since last spring, so that’s something.

Photo was taken with my iPhone about 20 minutes ago using the Hipstamatic application.  Added the text with Photoshop.

I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing, but it’s a start.


I was going to post an update about the quilt on my frame, or about the quilts I am making, because sometimes I feel like I have an obligation to post about quilting on a more regular basis.  Why would I feel obligated?  Because I’m mentally ill, apparently.  It’s stupid, but I feel a little bit guilty when I post a lot about non-quilty things.

I don’t know why, it’s my own damn blog and I’m just going to keep doing whatever I want:  the guilt monster is being stuffed in the closet and being told to shut the hell up.*

If you are here because you are a quilter and I am a quilter and you think this ought to be a quilting blog and it makes you mad that I don’t talk about quilting enough, then I guess I’m not the blog for you to be reading.

If, on the other hand, you enjoy hearing about the stupid things I do (so you can avoid doing them yourself), and you don’t mind a mishmash of family and quilting and knitting and scrapbooking and books and movies and whatever else catches my eye, then I’m your girl.


That wasn’t exactly the post I meant to write when I started typing, but that’s what came out.  I should probably quit** while I’m ahead.

Hope you are having an awesome December.


*Fair warning:  going forward my blog may contain the occasional swear word.  Don’t worry, I promise never to use the really bad stuff that would cause me to wash my boys’ mouths with soap if they used them.  And I won’t use them real often.***

**Is it weirdly ironic that when I typed quit, I actually mistyped it as quilt at first? Also, when I was posting about guilt up above, that came out as quilt, too.  Am I weird, or what?****

***Only for emphasis.  Also, I might use more footnotes in the future.*****

****Don’t answer that.

*****But I promise not to have so many footnotes in future posts.  Unless I’m really tired and feeling kinda giddy and silly.  You know, like right now…


  1. Virtual Quilter says:

    I am here becasue you are a quilter and I am a quilter, but because I am a quilter I am more than capable of switching off, or scrolling past, the off topic posts. However, I usually read them so I learn not to do some things I would otherwise try! Unfortunately, I only usually remember too late!

    Judy B

    • Suzanne says:

      So it just goes to show that I am mentally ill, because clearly in my guilt I don’t consider that everyone is plenty smart and can ignore what they aren’t interested in!

      I am sorry to hear that you aren’t always remembering not to do as Suzanne does — the worst part, of course, is that *Suzanne* doesn’t always learn from her mistakes…

  2. floribunda says:

    I enjoy most of the off-topic posts — after all, most of us have “lives” outside of quilting! And you’ll find no objection to swearing from me… I’m pretty proficient.

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