So, WAM 2011 is officially on! I have a small piece hanging in E&C Barber Shop--small, yes, but it took me about 12 hours. My mother-in-law was visiting, so she helped me a ton, teaching me new techniques: freezer paper applique, machine quilting, making all those points come together in the center of the circle. The colors go with what will eventually be the color scheme in Simon's room, so that's where it will go when the show is over.
There's a reception on Thursday, October 6th from 6-8pm at the Senior Center for artists, businesses, sponsors, volunteers and fans. Food and drink--try to make it if you can!
In other news, I'm on week 5 of the C25K program! That means that by the end of this week I'll be running 20 minutes or about 2 miles without stopping. I've started physical therapy for some old knee problems to help me make it to the 5K without injury.
OK, I did my walk yesterday--yay! We did the cemetary loop, which is about 3 miles. One more loop on Friday or Saturday, then I begin week 1 of training next week. What do you say? Are you in? C25K
Tomorrow I'll be on the news! Fox 25 is holding their Zip Trip broadcast here in Malden, and they interviewed some of us last week about Malden Arts. I made Simon a little Malden Arts onsie, and they took some footage of it, so hopefully that will make the final cut. The city made these zip code t-shirts for us to wear--I've been wanting a shirt like this for awhile now, so I'm really happy to have one!
Well, it has been a long time. Something pretty big happened--I had a baby! I know! I grew a whole baby since I last wrote here. Amazing. He's 9 weeks old. Here's a picture (many more to come, I'm sure!):
Anyway, the reason I'm starting back up here is that I'm planning to run in the FOOGI 5K Haunt Jaunt on October 30th, and I'm going to document my training and stuff here. So far I have the following training partners:
Patrick--lives with me, so we'll be training together.
John--lives nearby, perhaps we'll have the occasional training session together.
Amanda--lives in Philly, is thinking about it.
Elaine--lives even farther away, is thinking about it.
In other news:
I'm now a stay-at-home mom.
I'm very bored.
I'm looking for mommy-friends.
I moved to Malden, MA in April of 2006. I'm trying to get to know my new community, so I'm involved in lots of volunteer efforts around town. Most of my free time is spent on knitting and gardening. And watching Netflixed episodes of Babylon 5.