I did it! I sewed something, and it’s only 13 days in to the new year. I didn’t make much last year, it seemed, but I went back to work full time in July. I was a lot busier. This year, though, is my year of doing and making and reading and having some head space.

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Time for a new year! And 2018 is a big year. It’s the 10th anniversary of this blog in April, and that means it’s the 10th anniversary of me keeping this running booklist. So here’s the new list, I’m getting a jump on my reading already for the year. As always, this post will be linked on the What I’ve Read page over on there on the left.

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I’m feeling better after battling the flu and then a superinfection on top of it. I was down from December 28th until this past Friday, the 5th, when I went back to work but still felt pretty grim. I didn’t really start functioning until yesterday, and I’d say I’m still about 80%. Just need to catch up on sleep and recharge my batteries.

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That is some random stitching together of outfit selfies up there, but the top row is Jan-April, and then the next row I started stacking months. May and June are under January, then July and August, then September and October, and then under April it’s November and December. What can I say, I have the flu. Stitching a collage together without Picasa was a challenge this year, but there it is. The whole of 2017 in selfies.

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I’ve been on a blogging break all month–work deadlines, holiday prep, everyone’s been sick (I have the flu as I type this, I never get the flu). But this was our December:

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November is done! Yay! Thanksgiving was great, and we’re all just about recovered from the colds that came in around the same time. Adam was in Vegas all of this week for a conference, but now he’s home and December is underway.

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We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at our house this year. My family came over, there was turkey, I threw butternut squash in the stuffing, and I made an all-day bone broth with the turkey once the leftovers were eaten.

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I love this time between Halloween and the full sprint of the Christmas season. It’s not quite time yet to scramble for presents and decorate everything in site. It’s cozy, November is pure fall weather, and the leaves are still bright and everywhere on the ground. But I feel crafty, and I’m in the mood to be out trekking around the neighborhood, and the woods nearby. I had a batch of leaves ready to go, so when my nephew came over last week for a playdate after school I decided to make some turkeys.

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I finished a bunch of big deadlines at work last month, and I managed to get H’s Halloween costume made. Somehow. I’m still not sure how I did that.

I didn’t take many photos, but it was an overdrive kind of month. This towels guide I updated was published, I’d been working on it since I started in July. And I wrote this new guide to cutting machines, which I’d also been working on for months. It was great to see those two published. I’ve turned in a few more things, and I did quick updates to a couple of others. Work is great.

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Other posts on this round robin: Our Quilt Block for the Kids Quilt Round Robin, Our Next Kids Quilt Round Robin Block, Our Last Kids Quilt Round Robin Block.

H got all of her blocks back from this summer quilting round robin back in September, and we love them. She’d asked for brown and rainbows, and that is what she got. We haven’t had a chance to sew this quilt together yet, but we will. She’s been less interested in sewing this fall, but she did just ask me the other day if we could make something, so I think we’ll pull these blocks out soon.

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