Days like this are going to make it very hard to get a lot of sewing done! I told myself I only had time for two laps around the lake, since I have a three hour class to teach tonight that I'd like to be awake for...But after the second lap, the radio said it was supposed to be cloudy tomorrow, so I had to do one more!!! People in the interior of Alaska pretty much live for the sun coming back in the spring. I always pay attention to the sun's schedule (and usually the moon, that's been cool lately too!), but I made an observation today that I hadn't before. Our days change gradually from lighter to darker and back again all year round. But in the spring it seems to come back all at once. I finally realized that is because we have snow... it magnifies the light we get. It always seems painfully slow in January and the first part of February, but then suddenly it's spectacular. (The daylight hours do change faster closer to the equinoxes also) I think that's why March is my favorite month here. (And it's not even quite March yet!) That and the fact that I love cross country skiing, and when March cooperates, it's skiing heaven here! I'm still using my 33 year old skis....the boots have duct tape on them, and I need to bring a pair of pliers to get them out of the bindings when I'm done...one of these days I'll replace them, but I do love them! (I always listen to 80's music when I ski, it makes my skis feel more at home:-))
I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing. After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now starting to design kits and patterns Some of these are now available from Keepsake Quilting also. I teach classes at a local quilt shop, The Material Girls, and would love to do more traveling and teaching eventually. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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