Another weekend has come and gone … 2013 will be here before we can blink an eye.
I finished up the I Spy Quilt Friday. I was feeling so good about myself because I had cut the binding strips for the quilt – so I’d be able to sew on the binding as soon as I finished the quilting, instead of having to take the time to cut binding strips, like I usually do. However, when I laid out the binding strips Friday morning, they looked too wide … I measured them, and they were a good inch too wide. The light bulb went on when I realized that I had used the 2 1/2” binding strips for my inner border instead of the 3 1/2” strips I’d cut for the border. Thankfully, I could use those border strips for binding – I just cut off that extra inch. Unfortunately, the inner border is now 2” instead of the planned 3”, but it is what it is … and no one will ever know but me – and now you all.
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It wasn’t until I logged onto my computer on Saturday morning that I learned of the horrific events in Connecticut. Words still escape me … the only thing I can say is that we need to be praying for those affected. Those events certainly colored my day … not just with a broken heart, but because I had my two littlest grands for the day. I spent the day coloring with them, playing with them, and savoring every moment spent with them.
Sunday was a fairly quiet day. After church, I attended a Pampered Chef party, had my weekly “conference call” with my dad and my sisters, pieced a couple of blocks of my next quilt project – a disappearing four patch wall quilt, and watched A Christmas Carol.
I’ve got such a busy week ahead of me, so I’m going to be taking a blog break … I hope to be back next Monday, Christmas Eve. But if I’m not, I’d like to wish you all a very blessed Christmas.