Monday, March 23, 2015
Monday Morning Miscellany
I’ll bet you were expecting to see my progress in quilting the Kiss quilt, huh? Yeah, me too. I worked my tail off to get that quilt basted … only to realize as I was putting in the last half dozen pins that I didn’t have any quilting thread … I’d ordered some on Friday, but alas, it won’t be here until today (hopefully … as of an hour ago it’s been shipped out of the USPS facility in Hazelwood, MO which is a mere 30 minutes away … of course, it’s the USPS we’re talking about here, so for all I know, it won’t be delivered to me until Wednesday! ). I was so disappointed that I couldn’t get started on the quilting … but perhaps it’s a blessing that I’ve got another day before I can start, as I’m still not sure just how I’m going to quilt this. Any ideas, you quilters out there?
After I got the basting done, I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and get outside to do a little pruning … my knock-out roses and butterfly bush always need a little “haircut” before spring … I usually try to get to them in February or early March at the latest, but it seems like I was busy, busy, busy on any of the nice days we’ve had in the last six weeks. I did a little walkabout the yard after I was done pruning and saw that spring is in fact coming to Chez Nana. My hostas are coming up.And our cherry tree is going to be blooming in a few more weeks.I noticed on my walkabout that I’ve got a couple more bushes that need a spring “haircut” and that the landscaping mulch desperately needs to be replenished. It looks like it’s really going to get up to 74 on Wednesday … I think that might be just the day for getting out and working in the yard.
After I finished up in the yard yesterday, I got in a few stitches on my Martha Washington’s Flower Garden block.
Today’s plan includes a walk with my neighbor Lois, some more work with my MWFG, watching the Ts and participating in their swim team’s fundraiser at a local pizza joint.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!