Too many short nights. 'Way too many long days. I'm currently babysitting the printer as it struggles with the second edition of Phoebe's Quilt, which I plan to take to Office Max tomorrow later today to have covered and bound. Then I'll pack it off to my sister-in-law so she'll have a few copies when she shows the real thing at the Haddam Neck Congregational Church's Annual Quilt Show this coming Saturday. Hopefully that will generate interest among local folks who might be able to shed light on Haddam 160 years ago and the families I've come to know through this Friendship Quilt.
The printer is silent. Four copies printed. I won't bore you with why it took so long to get four measly copies done, but it almost makes Office Max's charge of 50 cents per (color) copy look reasonable. Almost. Anyway, they're done. Tomorrow I'll change out the exhausted black ink cartridge and hope the (already replaced once) color lasts through one more printing.
Then bind ... ship ... and I'll be FREE! Um, not exactly. There's still some work to do on the pdf version, and of course more research I want to do—eventually. But I'm looking forward to scaling back, a lot, and tackling all the stuff that's been ignored for the last several weeks, including the very lovely Florida spring days that will soon pass into not-so-lovely summer.
Anyway, that's why you haven't heard much from me lately.