I've spent a good deal of time this morning editing and posting pictures for the blog. Now I have over one week's worth sitting there waiting for some amazing stories for you to enjoy!
Today's post got a few of the leftover things!
First off - yes - it's my birthday. Yeah me! Already had yummy cake with the other birthday people at work. Happy Birthday to Aunt Yvonne who shares the same birthday as me or should I say that I share the same birthday as her! Not planning to do anything special today, but on this date, I always reflect back on the few birthdays that I remember. My 13th - don't ask me why I remember that one. The birthday I spent at a company event in Arizona years ago and the couple of birthdays I celebrated on cycle trips and had cake with the group. The rest of them? Nope - I don't remember them! I'm not a big birthday celebrator and that's OK.
The girls have been to the dog park - talk about excited. You would think they have won the lottery and were going to have unlimited kibble for the rest of their lives. Don't even think about missing a dog park date!
While I was away on vacation, I took a few small embroidery projects with me and I finished TWO of them. This one has some vines around the base of the bird house and then since I was on a roll, I did a buttonhole stitch around all the appliques. All that it needs now is a bit of quilting to hold it together and it's done!
|Embroidery project - DONE!|
It appears that I did NOT take a picture of the second project so will make that happen later today. I had one more project with me and I had used blue wash out marker to mark the embroidery lines. NEVER use blue wash out marker unless you plan to do the project within a couple of months. The lines will disappear over time because of humidity in the air. While I was at my parents, I washed all the blue away and remarked the lines with a Frixion pen (the ONLY time I will use one of those), but at least the lines will stay on. I'm going to try and keep that block with me so when I have some down town, I can do some embroidery.
It's funny because we used to have a LOT of down time in the past. A LOT of down time and I like to read so I would always take those moments to read a book or a magazine. Smart phones have killed a lot of that dead time!!! But I still get my reading in! I found a book on my shelf about TRUE MURDER stories in Canada. While the subject matter is gory, it's interesting to read. Go figure!
I couldn't help myself with this next item. Just shoot me as it appears I have a disease. When I was in Saskatchewan, I found this tractor fabric and I bought some. ACK! I don't need any more tractor fabric, but this jumped into my bag before I could say NO!
|More tractor fabric|
I also found this little gem when I was out with Ronda and Laura when we went Row by Rowing in the US weeks ago. It's a cute little homemade ironing board. With Debra Gabel's fabric on it. It's super cute and I was using it for my paper piecing the other day. Of course, I used a protective cloth (as I always do when paper piecing!)
|Little ironing board|
Well, it's going to be an exciting week (I hope) and lots to share with you including upcoming classes that I'm teaching so be sure to stay tuned for that and I hope to have a HUGE surprise for tomorrow.
On that note, I'm out of here! And if it's your birthday today as well - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Have a super day!!!
And if you've been missing the adventures of Lexi and Murphy, I do believe Miss Lexi posted something this morning.