I finished this quilt a couple of weeks ago and have waited to share it because I wanted to finish the pattern first. I had planned to have quilt, blog post, and quilt pattern all ready to share today.
And then real life happened.
Sick kid up at weird hours the past two nights, 4 nights in a row of school play, late bedtimes, helping as a parent volunteer with said school play, a sweet elderly neighbor passed away and today I am helping with a family luncheon after her funeral, intense week at work for my husband coinciding with the other craziness, etc., etc. You all know what it’s like.
I usually try not to get into the nitty gritty of real life behind the blog because I know everyone has their own load of real life and I don’t want to sound like a whiner. (Especially considering there are many people whose burdens and responsibilities are even weightier than mine.)
But at the last second I decided I would share, only because I don’t want any one out there who stops by this blog to think life is always peachy and organized (hah!) and well put together. Blog life is pretty strategically edited.
Just like these photos. The first one makes life look clean and lovely. The second one shows the mess/reality that’s been thrown to the side to give you the impression life is serene and then neatly cropped out of the version you see here most of the time.
So hopefully next week I’ll be back with a nifty new tutorial or final pictures of this finished quilt and a pattern. But for today, I’m trying to roll with – and enjoy – real life.
It’s kind of like those moments when you’re about to strike your best sparkly-fairy-pose for the camera only to be suddenly tackled by your little brother.