I’m continuing to make progress on T#1’s spiral log cabin … I’m a couple of hoops away from turning the corner to the fourth and final side … the side where I started, right in the middle of the borders. I just might?? get the quilting finished today.
If I do finish the quilting today, I’m not sure that I’m going to push myself to get it bound before we leave … every single day between now and next Monday is full. Tomorrow I’ll be watching the Ts … Thursday we’ll be having dinner with friends and I’m going to do my best to start getting ready for our trip – surreptitiously, of course! … Friday I have an all-day quilt retreat … Saturday and Sunday is another swim meet … and Monday morning we’ll be hitting the road bright and early. I’m trying to decide how to share the news of our trip with DH … maybe when we get home Sunday, I’ll tell him so he can pack his own stuff (the clothes he wants to take, his meds, etc.).
I’ve got everything all ready to go for the retreat Friday. I think I have pieced enough blocks for DH’s log cabin (I worked on that at the September retreat), so I think I’m going to start my two color pineapple quilt. I found 25” foundation papers from a link provided in Amber’s blog. I cut strips back in June so I could be prepared for my summer retreats, but I never got far enough along to start working on my pineapple blocks. Of course, I’m reminded of the miniature pineapple blocks I started last year. I seem to recall planning to stitch up a block a week … obviously that’s fallen by the wayside as I just did a count of my completed blocks … 13. Ooops! That’s not even averaging a block a month. I knew it could be a long term project … I just didn’t expect it to be this long.
Today is election day … DH and I will go vote this morning. While we’re out, I hope to stop by the Take Care clinic at Walgreens and get my flu shot. Most doctor’s offices no longer give out shots … I think mine still does, but I’m getting ready to switch doctors (my annual check up is due at the end of the month), so I’m just going to pop in at Walgreens and “get ‘er done”.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!