Thursday, April 9, 2015
This n That Thursday
I’ve been spending the last couple of days in the sewing room … no, my Kiss quilt isn’t finished … I’ve just been in the mood for some machine stitching. It started Tuesday when we had our handymen here to do a few jobs around the house, one of which was replacing the ceiling fan in the great room … which meant that I couldn’t get to my hand quilting. I sequestered myself in my sewing room, picked up my mini pineapple blocks and got a few more finished.
We’ve got severe storms heading our way today … from the sound of it, it looks to be even worse than the storms that moved through yesterday … the worst was about 45 minutes south of us, with damaging winds (possibly a tornado) … and hail: (source: www.weather.com)
With severe weather heading in today, I don’t know how much longer we’ll be able to enjoy this view from our deck … the grass beneath the tree already looks like we’ve had a little bit of snow.
Since it’s going to be a rainy day, guess where I’ll be holed up … yep, back in my sewing room. I want to make 4 more pineapple blocks for a 5x5 setting (a 15”x15” quiltlet). I’m not sure I’ll get all 4 done today, but I should be able to make some progress toward that goal.
I finished Colleen Coble’s Tidewater Inn, and I realized that the narration was part of why I really couldn’t get into it … the narrator had the annoying habit of ending her sentences with a questioning tone. It didn’t help either that I’m not much of a fan of romance novels, which is really what this book boiled down to. I’m now reading Jodi Picoult’s The Pact and am enjoying it so far. Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken is up next … I’d like to get it read before we rent the DVD, and with baseball season underway and the hockey playoffs looming, I think I’ll be able to make it.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!