Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day!


Labor-Day

Happy Labor Day, everyone!  I hope you all have something spectacular planned for your Labor Day … whether it’s one last dip in the pool, a BBQ get-together, or just some rest and relaxation.  And resting/relaxing  is exactly how I plan to spend my Labor Day. 

I did get in a walk with Lois this morning … it was awfully humid this morning, and there was no air moving until the last 10 minutes of our walk … even then, it really wasn’t enough to keep us cool.  Since it’s supposed to get into the mid 90s again today, I think I’ll be spending the rest of my day inside.  The Cardinals play this afternoon, so I’ll be stitching and watching the game.  And dreaming of the setting in the Labor Day picture at the top of this post. 

Speaking of the beachside setting, it won’t be long before it will no longer be a dream.  In 72 hours, we should be just about ready to be hitting the road.  As is our custom, we’ve been checking the long-range weather forecast for Hilton Head.  So far, it looks like we’ll have warmer temperatures than we did last September … WeatherBut look at the precipitation chances.  Surprised smile  Hopefully the rain will be of the pop-up variety that doesn’t last long and leaves behind pleasant weather.  I just keep telling myself what DH always says: “a rainy day on the beach is still better than a dry day at home”.

I got quite a bit of stitching done since my last post.  I have connectors attached to 4 more MWFG blocks.  After struggling with attaching those connectors with the papers still in all the hexies, I pulled out the papers on the inner hexies.  That went more quickly than I thought it would, and it was amazingly rewarding.  One thing I’ve noticed while working on these blocks is that I sure can tell which were my first blocks!  I used the whipstitch to piece together the first block, and I had no trouble identifying which block that was.  Sad smile  And even some of the early blocks pieced after I switched from the whipstitch aren’t quite as nicely done as my last blocks.  But this is my very first EPP project, and I pretty much taught myself, so expecting all the blocks to be perfectly pieced is a little unrealistic.  Winking smile 

And I’ve rounded the corner and have gotten in a couple of hoops worth of quilting on my Kiss quilt.  About the time I start to think that maybe I could get this finished before we leave, I remind myself that there won’t be a whole lot of quilting time tomorrow or Wednesday … there will be errands to run (hair cut, a trip to the Post Office to stop our mail, tidying up the house [tell me that I’m not the only one who has to have the house all tidied up before leaving on vacation … I just can’t stand coming back home to a messy house], packing, etc.).  If I don’t get it done before we leave, I shouldn’t have too much left to do when we get back. 

I hope that whatever you have planned for this Labor Day includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!
Kathy

14 comments:

  1. You certainly know how to keep busy! Rest and relaxation is a great way to spend Labor Day. That's my plan, too.

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  2. Our Labor Day will be spent with our Alberta children and the grandchildren and my parents. We've been on this road trip with my parents for 11 days and it's been a busy one. Rest will come after we get home - the opposite of what one would expect from a vacay. Have a great holiday!

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  3. I agree with you re: cleaning before a trip. The day before my last trip to CA, I mopped and waxed floors. I washed throw rugs. Cleaned bathrooms. I hate facing a dirty house after a trip. Today I may just sit and watch Craftsy lessons I bought on sale last night.

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  4. I hope you do not have a lot of rainy days! it looks like the temps well be nice - I have been looking at long range temps to for some of the areas we will going to and it looks like we will be having some cold nights fairly quickly after we set off -

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  5. I'm sure the rain will make things even more lush and beautiful! Safe travels!

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  6. I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day. I hope the humidity drops and you just get to have a nice day.

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  7. Sounds like a good day to watch a baseball game. I'll be watching golf.
    Happy Labor Day!

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  8. I always pickup around our house before we leave - once we came back to unexpected house guests and I was SO GLAD that the house was clean. Plus it is nice to come home to a clean house. Enjoy your day - I'm getting ready for my retreat tomorrow and then plan on doing a little sewing. ~Jeanne

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  9. I agree a rainy day at the beach beats a day at home! I feel the same way about my TATW. My hand pieced seams improved as I progressed so it was worth the journey. I always clean before going on vacation cause I too don't want to come home to a mess. My husband just chuckles!

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  10. Sounds like you had a MUCH funner Labor planned then we did, lol. We spent it giving the house a really thorough cleaning and putting up all my Fall decor. I also cut hubby's hair, and we finished with a little grocery shopping. Yes sir, a jammed packed work day. We played and enjoyed ourselves on Sat. and Sun though so guess that makes it OK. And yes, I MUST leave a totally clean house to include a freshly made bed even if we got out of it at 3 am, lol. I could not bear coming home to a mess. Your count down is on....I'll admit....I am a little jealous!

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  11. Yes, I cleaned the house up on Wednesday before we left Saturday. Greg is home all week so it should be even cleaner when I get home next Sunday. Enjoy your time at the beach - hope those rain chances are just the afternoon pop up variety.

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  12. Have a great trip... & I bet those rain chances are just that - pop up & go... fingers crossed anyways for that :)

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