I don’t know about you, but I’m sure glad that the weekend is here … what a Friday!
I got my “chores” out of the way yesterday morning and sat down to do some quilting. Of course, that was when the water softener rep showed up. By the time we finished up with him and had some lunch, it was close to mid-afternoon. But there was still some time to quilt … or so I thought.
For some (unknown) reason, I decided to take another look at the wall quilt I finished last month … and saw that the marking pencil lines hadn’t washed out on a couple of the blocks. I tossed the quilt back into the washing machine … and the lines were still there! Thankfully, after another couple of washings (including some work with a pre-soak and a toothbrush), the lines are gone. But not before there was some major panicking going on at Chez Nana … not only did that wall quilt have visible marking pencil lines (how could I possibly put something up on the wall with the visible lines?!?!), but I am in the middle of another quilt, using the same marking pencil. I tried to remind myself that I’d used that pencil on the previous two quilts, on much lighter fabrics than I used in the wall quilt - with no lines showing … but that wasn’t much consolation with those marking lines staring me in the face.
By the time I finished up with the wall quilt, it was time to start making a couple of apple pies for the fundraiser this evening … and then dinner. By the time I finished up in the kitchen (including cleaning the floors … I’m not usually THAT messy but yesterday was just one of those days!!), I was too exhausted to do any quilting.
I’m hoping that I’ll be able to do some quilting today, but I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to do. I’ve got to make a large pot of chili for the fundraiser this evening.
Today I’m thankful for:
- Cleaning products and perseverance … got the marking lines removed from my wall quilt
- The opportunity to help out at the fundraiser
- Another warm, sunny day … hopefully we’ll be able to open the windows for a little bit again
- An early start this morning … maybe I’ll get some quilting time after all