It took a few days to get all the laundry done, all of September’s paperwork and filing done and back into my routine. Of course, I had a few distractions … they all start with the letter T.
DD invited me up on Monday for a “play day”. Tuesday, I watched them after Mama left for class and took them to swim practice. And I had all four most all day Wednesday while DD had to take a test for her psych class (it’s an online class, but she has to go to campus to take the tests/exams) and to take the HESI (for admittance into her college’s nursing program).
Thursday I had to get caught up on recordkeeping here at home … with everything that was going on with DD’s step-mom in August and our trip in September, I was a little behind … thus it took me all morning to get caught up. I hate dealing with paperwork, so I usually find myself putting it off … I’m not sure why because it doesn’t eliminate any of the paperwork, it just makes a bigger and longer job out of it. Ugh.
Lois and I have resumed our morning walks … but the cool front has moved through, meaning that I’m going to have to dig out my coat. It was 47 when we started our walk yesterday. Brrrrrr
But I’ve been able to do a little stitching on my Martha Washington’s Flower Garden most evenings since we’ve been back. Here’s a shot of my progress as of Thursday afternoon.If you remember, I shared a picture of my progress here when we were still in Hilton Head (my iPad tells me that the picture had been taken on the 18th). At that time I had connectors sewn onto 18 diamond blocks, enough for 3 stars. In the meantime, I’ve added 12 more diamond blocks and have connectors on another 2 blocks since I took the picture above … in 13 days (2 of which were spent in the car, basting the connector hexies).
Finally … by Thursday afternoon, I was able to sit down and get back to work on my Kiss quilt. I’m still a little ways from getting it all quilted, but it felt so good to get back to hand quilting. I haven’t put in a stitch since Labor Day … almost a full month. While I was glad to have my hexie project to keep my hands busy, I have missed hand quilting for sure.
The Ts have their first swim meet next weekend – I can’t wait! I’ve missed seeing them compete. It’ll be held in a small town in Missouri, about 2/3 of the way to Homestead Hearth. I’m thinking that we might just need to head there before the meet … I need to see if I can find more fabrics suitable for fussy cutting for my Patchwork of the Crosses (I purchased some fabrics when in Paducah on our way to Hilton Head last month), not that I need much of an excuse to visit Homestead Hearth.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!