That means it’s the weekend – and what a weekend it’s going to be.
We’ll be leaving this afternoon to head to the YMCA Regional Championships. Swimmers who advance beyond Regionals (by swimming qualifying times) will compete in the Area Championships in 2 weeks … swimmers who advance beyond Area will compete in National Championships. All 3 Ts have qualified for Area competitions, and T#2 and T#3 both have some more events that they are close to making Area time (T#1 made area time on all his events by the 2nd meet of the season). Have I said how much I love watching them compete?
We had snow yesterday morning … maybe a quarter inch at most … but it was certainly gorgeous as it was falling – nice big flakes, very Currier & Ives-esque. I would have liked to have taken a picture to share, but I was in my car heading to my Dad’s … somehow he lost his email account on his iPhone. Since I was going to be out of town all weekend, I chose to go out yesterday morning to restore his email account. Because of his declining health, he doesn’t get out as often as he used (especially in the winter), he relies on our emails for “company”, and we rely on his emails to make sure he’s doing ok.
I got home in time to get in a few hours of quilting on T#3’s quilt … I am almost done with the 2nd of the 4 outer rows of blocks. Over the next month, there will be plenty of times when Life will intervene to keep me away from his quilt, but I’m still hopeful that I’ll be able to get this done by the end of March like I’d hoped when I started quilting.
I’ve been watching for the mail man this week, and on Wednesday he delivered a couple of packages, containing:
I won a giveaway over on Rachel’s blog Quilt or Dare … fabric, some quilt labels, and some cute buttons … there was a lot of loot in the package she sent me!
Katy over at Katy Quilts was piecing together these fabulous album blocks (if you click on the photo, you can see them better), but in early January, she was growing disenchanted with them. I kiddingly offered to take them off her hands … and she took me up on my “offer”. I had thought that with so many other quilts already started, I might not get to these blocks for several months - or more, but after seeing them in real life, I love them even more and might have to move them up higher on my to-do list.
I’m looking forward to the mail man making another delivery next week, as I ordered some fat quarters yesterday morning … Sew Sisters Quilt Shop is having a fat quarter bonanza through the end of this month … the bundles are priced at $2.00/fat quarter, so I bought two bundles – one of repro blues and one of repro browns.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!