The week is winding down and the weekend is rapidly approaching, … and that means it’s time for some Fragments.
I spent ALL DAY in the sewing room yesterday, working on the borders for T#2’s quilt. I’m adding 3 borders, the outer one of which is from a striped fabric. I’ve never sewn with striped fabric, and let me say that what an adventure! Because I’m going to miter the corners of the borders (something else I’ve never done before – I must really be crazy, huh?), my instructions recommended that I sew all the borders together and add them, as a single border, to the quilt. After I sewed on the last striped strip, I thought to check to ensure that the stripes on 3 of the 4 border sets are a little wonky … and I had to rip them apart and re-sew them. Today I hope to get the borders sewn on so I can make my quilt “sandwich” and maybe even get in some hand quilting.
Because I was still working in there after dinner, I thought I’d turn on my favorite movie of all time Gone With the Wind … only to discover that TCM no longer airs in analog – it is now being aired in digital format. Now, I don’t know exactly what that means except that our old dinosaur TV in the sewing room (and not hooked up to a cable box) can only receive/display analog programming. I popped in a DVD of Now Voyager so we still had our movie night.
Am I the only one who had to look up the difference between a meteoroid and asteroid or wondering if there’s any connection between the meteoroid that crashed into Russia and the asteroid that’s going to be coming incredibly close to earth today?
Although it’s going to be cold here, at least the sun is shining. And speaking of weather (yes, I know I’m a weather geek), we’ve gotten enough rain (no snow ) this winter to relieve the extreme drought conditions we were in. I’m praying that this summer won’t be another hot, dry one so we won’t find ourselves back in an extreme drought … and that the rest of the country will get some relief from this widespread drought.
Tomorrow T#1 turns 11 – HOW did that happen? Wasn’t it just yesterday that we sat in the waiting room at the Women’s Pavilion at the hospital and waited and waited and waited?