Thursday, January 22, 2015
Catching Up … Again
It seems like all I do any more is catch up … here and in real life.
Monday, DH and I took our road trip. I loved the quilt shop! There were so many fabrics … sensory overload. I’m going to need to go back again … maybe I’ll be better able to take it all in. I did my best not to go overboard and come home with half the shop (ha!) … I found a square ruler that is the perfect size for squaring up the log cabin blocks I’m making for T#3 … I had a 6” square ruler and an 18” square ruler (why??? I think I must have thought that an 18" square ruler would be a “one-size-fits-all” solution to square rulers but truthfully, it’s just too big – too unwieldy). And of course, I bought fabric.That evening, I decided to organize my fabric “collection” before putting away my new fabric. Late last summer, I finally decided to take over the closet in the bedroom where I sew … we had shelves installed and purchased small tubs for my fabrics. I chose to sort by color and just tossed my fabrics into the appropriate tub. Of course, if I tried to find something, I had to dump out the fabric, root through it, and then toss it all back into the tub. Not very efficient or effective. I knew that I needed to organize my fabric in those tubs, but I wanted to stitch instead of organize. I finally bit the bullet and organized … much better now. But in going through my fabrics, I discovered that I’ve purchased 3 pieces of the same fabric over the last year or so. See the third fabric from the bottom up … the neutral with a striped design? I now have 3 pieces of that fabric … thankfully, they’re all in different shades of neutral … the piece I bought Monday is the lightest of the 3 … I had already purchased a more medium shade and a darker shade. Hey, at least I’m consistent on what catches my eye, right? ha!
The last 2 days, I’ve been watching the Ts. I was there from early morning until time for swim practice after dinner … a couple of long and exhausting days. While I’m looking forward to a couple of quiet days at home, where I can spend plenty of time reacquainting myself with T#3’s quilt blocks, I’m sure missing those Ts of mine.
I’ve been sneezing and sniffling the last couple of days … T#4 has a full-blown cold, and I’m suspecting that she may have decided to share with her Nana. I guess I shouldn’t complain … if I’ve made it almost all the way to the end of January without a cold, I shouldn’t complain.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!