Yay! It’s Friday … that means that the weekend is in sight! Even though we’re retired, we find ourselves looking forward to the weekend … old habits are hard to break, eh?
I’ve noticed that Blogger has changed word verification … from one easy-to-read word to two words, one of which might as well be gobbledygook. I don’t know if it’s just my old eyes or what, but I have the hardest time trying to decipher those obnoxious scrambled words. Having to try two to three (or more) times to correctly read those scrambled words is frustrating … and a little time consuming as well, which adds to the frustration.
I’ve sewn my quilt blocks in rows … 11 blocks in each row and a total of 14 rows. The next step is sewing those rows together … and then adding the borders. I had hoped to make this a queen-sized quilt, but it’s going to be a full-sized quilt instead. I had the yardage requirements for a standard Irish chain, but when I saw an Irish chain with borders, I knew that I wanted to add those borders to my quilt. I didn’t have any idea how much extra yardage to buy to have enough for the borders, so I asked the clerk at the fabric store for assistance in estimating how much extra I’d need. I knew that when I miscut my strips for the 9 patch blocks that I might not have enough for a queen-sized quilt. As it turns out, I don’t think I would have had enough for a queen-sized quilt even without my miscut. I’ve estimated that I wasted a half yard of the white fabric with my miscut, and I’ve used a bit more than a half yard of the “replacement” white fabric I purchased after my miscut (it’s not the same fabric as the white I originally purchased, but it’s close enough that if I put it in the border, I don’t think anyone will be able to tell the difference) … and I will still only end up with a full-sized quilt. I’m a little disappointed, but since this quilt isn’t going to be used for a bed cover, a full-sized quilt will be fine.
T#1 turned 10 yesterday! How in the world can that be? It seems like it’s only been a couple of years since we sat in the hospital waiting room all night long waiting for him to arrive. His family birthday party will be this evening.
Spring training starts tomorrow. And it will be 5 weeks until we leave for our annual spring training trip. We’re beginning to do a little of our pre-planning … which is almost as much fun as the trip itself.