There is a song titled "I don't like Mondays" by the Boomtown Rats from the summer of 1979!!! I have to say that I LOVE Mondays and I feel like I finally have my Monday schedule down pat.
It was quite stressful to get to a 6 AM spin class and I needed to change up my routine anyway so now I do my own cardio and then some free weights - I still get to the gym for shortly after 6, but I don't have that deadline! Once I am finished at the gym, it is off to Monday sewing. A couple of the ladies get there VERY early and so it is perfect. I can get 1 1/2 hours of cutting (or other hand work) in before most show up. A very productive time to say the least.
And then off to work where I arrive around 10 AM. The schedule works PERFECT and I am excited to get to work to see what the week is going to bring. That is pretty sad!!!!!
Not really - I am just amazed at the opportunity I have to work at something that I LOVE!
I did snap one photo when I was at Monday Mania yesterday. Judith was working on this project a while back and brought it in for show n tell.
|Judith's finished embroidered picture|
And yes - the row by row frenzy continues. TWO more envelopes in the mail yesterday.
|More license plates|
Yes - the number of swaps/trades and who owes what is slowly decreasing, but there are still plates out there and I still owe people money and plates. I am wading through it!!!
|License plate central!!!!!|
So what does one do at the end of a fabulous day???? Well you bring your work home with you!! Yup - except it really isn't that bad when what you bring home is a quilt to sew. Now it would be better if it were MY quilt, but what the heck - it was something to sew. And I made good progress on it as well.
|Half square triangles are almost done|
Shoot - I did a lot more than that but didn't take pictures. I was so excited to work on it uninterrupted I suppose. I hope to get a lot done today at work. Thank goodness for that generic 1/4" piecing foot - I can switch from any of my sewing machinies and still get the same 1/4" just by turning on the sewing machine. You have to love that.
And at the end of the day - I read before going to bed. I have decided that I don't have time to get to the library. Besides me going to the library is like sending a kid to the candy store. I come home with way too many books and that creates deadlines and more stuff to manage. I am going to read the novels that are on my shelf at home. By my quick count - there are about 125 novels that I haven't read. Some of them are parts of series so will have to rely on the library to fill the gaps.
If I were to read ONE book a week (which isn't really realistic) - that would take me at least two years before I run out of books. I think I am safe for a long long time for reading material. And when I am done with a book - it goes. I am NOT keeping novels that I have already read.
Oh yes - look what I managed to scrounge. One of the missing fabrics for the Misty Pines kit. Yes - that means I am back in business. There is still one small piece that I am missing, but it is for my kit and I might be able to scrounge from the scraps to make it work!!!! OH yes - the joys of working on a project when the fabric is long gone!!!! I do have a similiar fabric - different colour, but same pattern and might be able to use markers on it to give it the colouring that it needs.
|Missing fabric is now found!!!!!|
On that note - I'm out of here.
Have an AWESOME day!!!!!!!!!!!!