It’s going to be a very busy day here at Chez Nana … and while we still have wi-fi, I’d better check in.
I’m walking with Lois this morning – 7:00 as usual. And as soon as I get home, I’ll be scrambling to finish up getting the two rooms ready for new carpet. We got everything out of the sewing room yesterday … well, everything except our router. Gotta keep internet as long as possible … and it looks like disconnecting it shouldn’t be too difficult. Here’s a peek at just a little of what we moved out of the sewing room.
There’s a lot of stuff to the right and to the left as well as on the other side of that bed. When we were done, I told DH that I was shutting the door to that bedroom and I expected it to be kept closed. If I had to walk down the hall and see that, my head might explode from the disorderliness.
As far as the great room is concerned, we took everything out of the entertainment center … the towers have glass shelves and hold a lot of stuff with sentimental value … I wanted to make sure they got moved somewhere safe. I let DH talk me into waiting until this morning to unhook the TV. I may regret that decision when it comes time to unhook it as I don’t have a huge window of time between when I get back from walking with Lois and when I have to head to Holiday Shores (to learn how to prepare our Guild’s newsletter … yes, I’ve agreed to be the newsletter editor). Anyway, there are about a million wires connecting our TV to all the various components so I’m going to have to take photos and make notes about what goes where in hopes of being able to reconnect everything properly tonight.
By the time I get back home from Holiday Shores, it’s liable to be time to start putting everything back. After all, the carpet in the spare bedroom where we unloaded all the sewing room stuff is going to get new carpet too, as is our bedroom. At first thought, getting bedrooms cleared out doesn’t seem like such an overwhelming task (other than clearing out all the sewing room stuff), but then there’s the closets. All those shoes, all the stuff hanging … And of course, DH is going to want the TV hooked back up, too … after all, there are baseball and basketball games to watch! And I’ve got the PBS series Last Days in Vietnam set to be recorded.
After we got everything cleared out yesterday, including my Kiss quilt, I spent most of the afternoon out on the deck piecing my EPP bow ties. It was such a delightful day … too nice to spend inside for sure. I completed another 8 bow ties. It doesn’t seem like I got a lot done, but in my defense I took a nice long break and went over to visit with Lois and her husband when they decided to sit out on their deck.
I hope to pull out my half yard bundle of Primitive Gatherings neutrals tomorrow to audition the background for these bow ties. I’d like to get them cut so I’ll have them ready to go for our upcoming trip to Hilton Head (just 10 more days!).
And speaking of auditioning, I’ve gotten positive feedback from my handquilting Facebook group on the black and cheddar for the sashing and cornerstones for my gifted blocks.
I just do not have “the eye” for color … which is one of the reasons why I most often make limited color quilts … but with these scrappy blocks, I need some help to determine if these fabrics will work. I’m glad that those with “the eye” gave me the thumbs up as I just love the black and cheddar. I wonder if I can get the strips cut in time for the 1-day retreat next Friday.
Ok, so maybe this wasn’t a quickie after all. Hopefully I’ll be back in a couple of days … assuming I’m able to successfully reconnect our router. ha!
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!