Those who know me well know that I’m definitely not a slave to fashion. I’ve always been a fan of the classic casual look. But I’m not sure that this is in keeping with my “style”:You all may remember that I mentioned that I somehow hurt my foot when we were in Hilton Head. The pain almost totally disappeared – key word there is almost. There was just enough intermittent low-level pain to finally convince me to go see my doctor … I mean, it’s been 2 months now … if it was going to resolve on its own, I’m thinking that it surely would have done so by now. She (and my independent research) suspected a stress fracture, which may or may not show up on x-rays. She ordered x-rays, which of course revealed nothing. I’m to wear this lovely “shoe” for a week, and if there’s no improvement, I’ll get a referral to a podiatrist. Ugh As if the ugliness of this shoe isn’t enough, its sole is not the same thickness as my shoes/flip flops. So in addition to being forced to walk in an unnatural manner (my foot doesn’t bend), I’m walking “lopsided”. The foot may heal, but what kind of havoc is being wreaked on my leg?
DH and I have been tossing about the idea of getting our windows slightly tinted for the longest time. We have large windows that face south, which means we get a lot of sunlight … and glare. While I love, love, love the sunshine shining in, we’ve already seen what the sun can do to our floors when we had them refinished. I can only imagine what the sun is doing to our furniture, the quilt on our bed, etc. Our neighbors had their windows tinted last week and have already noticed that they can bump up their thermostat setting 2-3 degrees to achieve the same comfort level that they had prior to getting their windows tinted … and that clinched it for us. Now we just have to decide what level of tinting we’d like. Esthetically I’d like a little less, but practically I’m leaning toward a little more (we’ve already culled out the darker shades). Decisions, decisions.
If you remember, I’m participating in a BOM (Block of the Month) hosted by a Facebook quilting group. This month’s block was Burgoyne Surrounded, a long-time favorite block of mine. Making a quilt from this block is on my to-do list, so this is excellent practice for if I am able to get to making that quilt … although I did learn that I will not want to choose a directional fabric. I had to do a fair amount of re-cutting and unstitching involved in getting the background fabric lined up the way I wanted it … for the BOMs, I’m using a consistent fabric for the background with various blues and reds, so I had to deal with the directional fabric.