Monday, September 7, 2015
Happy 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 … But look at the precipitation chances. 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. 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.
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!