Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday’s Trivialities


I’m continuing to make progress on T#1’s spiral log cabin … I’m a couple of hoops away from turning the corner to the fourth and final side … the side where I started, right in the middle of the borders.  I just might?? get the quilting finished today. 


If I do finish the quilting today, I’m not sure that I’m going to push myself to get it bound before we leave … every single day between now and next Monday is full.  Tomorrow I’ll be watching the Ts … Thursday we’ll be having dinner with friends and I’m going to do my best to start getting ready for our trip – surreptitiously, of course! … Friday I have an all-day quilt retreat … Saturday and Sunday is another swim meet … and Monday morning we’ll be hitting the road bright and early.  I’m trying to decide how to share the news of our trip with DH … maybe when we get home Sunday, I’ll tell him so he can pack his own stuff (the clothes he wants to take, his meds, etc.).


I’ve got everything all ready to go for the retreat Friday.  I think I have pieced enough blocks for DH’s log cabin (I worked on that at the September retreat), so I think I’m going to start my two color pineapple quilt.  I found 25” foundation papers from a link provided in Amber’s blog.  I cut strips back in June so I could be prepared for my summer retreats, but I never got far enough along to start working on my pineapple blocks.  Of course, I’m reminded of the miniature pineapple blocks I started last year.  I seem to recall planning to stitch up a block a week … obviously that’s fallen by the wayside as I just did a count of my completed blocks … 13.  Ooops!  That’s not even averaging a block a month.  Winking smile  I knew it could be a long term project … I just didn’t expect it to be this long. 


Today is election day … DH and I will go vote this morning.  While we’re out, I hope to stop by the Take Care clinic at Walgreens and get my flu shot.  Most doctor’s offices no longer give out shots … I think mine still does, but I’m getting ready to switch doctors (my annual check up is due at the end of the month), so I’m just going to pop in at Walgreens and “get ‘er done”. 


I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!


  1. Chris and I voted early on Friday...there were no lines, at all! Felt good to cast my vote. I got my flu shot about 3 weeks ago. I get one every year and haven't had the flu in the longest...I'm SOLD!

  2. My insurance won't pay for a flu shot if I don't get it at the clinic! No going to Walgreens or other quick in and out places for us - weird.
    your trip is coming up fast - have a fun time and I hope the weather will be nice for you

  3. It sounds like you have a busy week ahead of you.

    I got my flu shot last month at my physical. Ouch!

  4. Our entire county is doing this election by mail-in ballot. Feels kind of weird--and since I have been a poll worker for decades, I'm out of a job! : )
    Good luck springing the trip on DH!

  5. I sent in an early ballot and was just thinking it was flu shot time for all of us.
    Enjoy the retreat, sounds like fun!

  6. It all sounds great. Have a great day.

  7. We vote by mail in ballot because my husband travels often and isn't always in town. I like voting at home. So I think I missed something....where are you taking DH? Have fun!!!

  8. Hi there,Just about the time I feel like I'm busy, I read your blog or Debbie's-and I'm not busy at all comparatively speaking. I admire your discipline in quilting, helping your family and going away.Let's see-are you going south?
    Hope you have a blessed week.

  9. I voted early this afternoon only about five people in front to me so it went quickly. I am glad to hear that others have good intentions but sometimes they don't happen. I am suppose to cutting strips for a log cabin to piece next summer and I have only spent one ten minute session. Won't get done that way.

  10. Sounds like you are making a lot of progress on your quilt! I got my flu shot yesterday...better to be safe than sorry!

  11. I've been working like crazy trying to crank out as many quilts as I can this fall. Working on number 5 right now with number 6 waiting in the wings. Where are you off to on your trip?


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