Friday, January 4, 2013
Better Late than Never
As a result of trying on clothes for our trip, I now know what I’m going to do when we get back. <sigh> Time to get back on track with my eating and my exercise. Unfortunately, by the time we get back, I’ll probably have another couple of pounds to lose.
I’m still working on my disappearing four patch wall quilt, but I’m not enjoying it quite as much as I thought I would. I had such HIGH hopes for this quilt … and now I’m fretting that it’s going to be too small (I wanted to do a 42” square but ran out of fabrics so it’s going to be 30”) and that the colors are too Christmas-y (I chose the colorway to coordinate with our living room colors). And I can see, as I’m hand quilting, that my slicing of the four patch blocks wasn’t quite as accurate as it should have been (I realize now that I should have measured from the outer edge so I wouldn’t have to try to cut with the ruler over that pesky center seam) … no doubt no one else will notice when it’s hanging, but it’s frustrating to me. I refuse to give up on it … I can always use it as a table topper at Christmas time. But I’m ready to be done with it.
At least in this picture (which will enlarge if you click on it), the colors are a little closer to what they are in real life.
T#1 and T#2 have another swim meet tomorrow … this meet will be at their local YMCA, so only a 15-minute drive instead of a 2-hour drive. I can’t wait to cheer them on!
Our snow from last week is almost completely melted. I’m not sure that I ever heard exactly how much we got – it never got quite cold enough, so the snow melted almost as fast as it fell. It looked like we had about an inch and a half on the ground when we left Saturday morning. The meteorologists are including snow in our forecast for tomorrow. I’m hoping for some accumulation!