March was insane and full of visitors and traveling. I know there are plenty of you out there who still manage to bust out quilts while being very busy, but I'm not one of you! So it goes. Preoccupying me this week is my first presentation in my Skype writing group--I joined this group this semester with four other women from my program who are living everywhere from California to New York right now! We meet every two-ish weeks on Skype and discuss one of the members' pre-circulated work. We're all working on our dissertations right now (except one member who finished hers last month! Yay!) so it's mostly dissertation chapters or conference papers. It's a little intimidating, because these women are incredibly smart and great historians--so I'm a little scared to share my chapter with them! But, they will also be very helpful, I am sure. And, it's a little exciting too. I feel like I've been working forever, but this will be my first completed chapter. I'm hoping to polish it off by the end of the month and turn it over to my committee members for dismantling. Hip hip hooray!
Anyway, that's not why you're here. My sewing machine sadly could not be fixed by my mother, so we ended up taking it an hour away to the nearest Bernina dealer. It turns out, the shop is run by either Old Order Mennonites or Amish (I'm guessing the former, since there was electricity, but I'm no expert.) Great service, and good pricing--I'm a little sad that I'll be moving and can't take it there again! They really spruced Tobias up nicely, and gave me a 90-day guarantee that he'll keep working.
So, not much quilting this month. I did make a rather unexpected return to cross stitching, as I wanted something I could take with me on my travels--you get an internet high five if you can tell what this project is going to be! :)
Also, it's currently snowing here, so I hope you're all enjoying your actual springs. :) Linking up to Plum and June.