Sunday, June 14, 2015
Slow Sunday Stitching Again
I spent much of Saturday in my sewing room, giving my sewing machine a workout … which was only fitting since yesterday was National Sewing Machine Day … who knew that there was a holiday celebrating the Sewing Machine? Actually who knew that there are two National Sewing Machine Days? June 13 and September 10. I stitched up the June BOM for the Facebook quilting group I belong to. I started cutting into fabric mid-morning but I didn’t get the last stitch in until 6:30.
Actually, I wasn’t working on the block that entire time … I took what I thought would be about a 30-minute break to load the internet provider’s security package onto DH’s laptop. Alas, after I uninstalled Norton’s, I wasn’t able to log into our ISP because unbeknownst to me, a good quarter of the keys on the keyboard aren’t functioning. Time to switch to an old (but newer) laptop. What should have taken no more than 30 minutes ended up taking over 3 hours, between setting up the “new” laptop for him and uninstalling programs and documents from the old laptop.
I’d love to share a picture of my block, but since the last Friday of the month is Reveal Day on Facebook, I’ll wait until I share it there before I share it here. This month’s block is Burgoyne Surrounded, which has always been a favorite of mine. In fact, it’s been on my “to-make” list for quite a long time. It’s got a lot of pieces (some fairly small), but they’re all squares and rectangles and can be constructed easily enough.
As a reward for spending my day slaving away on laptops and on my sewing machine, I’m going to spend much of today relaxing in the living room, in my recliner with my feet up, hand quilting my Kiss quilt. (Forgive the poor lighting … it’s very overcast this morning.) I’d planned to get some hand quilting in yesterday, but my 3-hour IT stint put a kybosh on that plan.
T#2 got to test out her waterproof cast at practice Friday morning. We texted back and forth Friday afternoon, and she was still giddy with excitement at being able to get back into the pool. I can’t wait to see her compete again on Tuesday.
DH watered our garden this morning and just reported that my tomato plants have little bitty tomatoes on them! My mouth is watering at the prospect of a freshly picked tomato.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!