Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Having a “day off” yesterday with absolutely nothing that I had to do felt downright decadent … and second “day off” today? I’m feeling spoiled. ha!
I finally was able to pick up my Kiss quilt and get in some quilting. Because I’m working on the outer edges of the quilt and because it’s a large quilt (96”x112”), it almost feels like I’m not making much progress. But I moved my hoop 3-4 times yesterday, so there’s some progress being made, even if it doesn’t look like it.
I got a heads up yesterday from my bloggy friend Kathi (who blogs at Design Originals by KC) that Brooklyn Fabric Company was having a fabulous sale on Civil War repro fat quarters … that’s just over $1.50/fat quarter … and from well-known designers, so it should all be good quality fabric … AND free shipping!! Needless to say, I placed my order immediately! And I got an email notification this morning that my order has shipped. Wooo hooo! I’ve no affiliation with them (never heard of them before), but this is a fabulous deal for any of you who love using Civil War fabrics … I thought I’d share. There’s still a couple of days left on the offer (unless they’ve sold out), so if you’re interested, check it out.
I even did a few overdue “chores” around the house. It felt good to be able to take my time, knowing that I didn’t have to get the entire house cleaned in one day. I’d also fallen behind on my “reading” … since I listen to audiobooks, I chose not to do much “reading”/listening while with the Ts. Yesterday morning, I finished up the book I’d been reading … The Invention of Wings. I didn’t realize, until I’d finished it, that it was based on a true story. I’m now “reading” Wish You Well … it’s quite a departure from Baldacci’s normal work, but I’m enjoying it … it’s reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird.
DD made the Dean’s List for summer semester. Given the summer she had (spending quite a lot of time in hospital, caring for her former step mom) and considering that it’s been 17 years since she has been in a classroom, that was quite an accomplishment. Her fall semester starts next week, and she’s looking forward to a less hectic semester. She was able to schedule her classes so that other than a study day, I won’t be need to be on Nana duty for this semester.
We are now just over 3 weeks from heading to our Happy Place. I never ever grow tired of this view:
I had another visit last night from my “pal” Insomnia. I got up and basted a few more hexies. Even with sleeping in this morning, I didn’t get anywhere close to enough sleep. Thankfully other than a Guild board meeting tonight, there’s nothing pressing on my schedule for today … just quilting and/or basting hexies.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that will bring some joy!