A couple of observations before I start. I was up early (as usual) and off to the gym. I wanted to go, then I didn't want to, and finally, I just said - get your butt in gear and go! There are very few people at the gym at 5 AM. I walked for 2 KM on the treadmill, and to keep myself entertained, I turned on the TV. Good grief! Who can watch this stuff? I had the local news channel on, which would be the equivalent of CNN??
Anyway, the type of station that has people talking (I couldn't hear them - no headphones), but also headlines flashing by, the weather, the traffic, and everything else, or so it seemed. There's so much information on this screen; it's overwhelming. You feel COMPELLED to watch it constantly because you might miss one of the headlines, even though they are in a loop. But what if they change?
But when one reads the headlines, everything is depressing. Earthquakes, volcanoes, coupes, pandemics, murders, accidents -- I swear - if I watched that daily, I'd go mad. Who watches that stuff? I watched for less than 10 minutes, and I was done!
Then I popped off to the "famous" US news channel. Only because I'm reading a book called Hoax and well, I was curious. I've never watched that station. Without headphones, it wasn't too exciting, but what's with the five minutes of commercials. Oh yes -- I sure couldn't watch that either.
Next time, I'll take my audiobook, or I'll watch HGTV. At least that's somewhat entertaining. Not realistic, but entertaining.
Shoot -- I thought there was one other observation to share with you, but POOF - that is gone!
Another SUPER day yesterday! I swear that this past weekend was the PERFECT weekend. I got lots done - well, not lots, but enough to make me happy.
We had UFO club in the morning, and I promised three things to people, and before I had lunch, the three things were done and sent, and the list of homework assignments was typed and sent. Who has kidnapped me??
I will say that it felt good to get those tasks off my back immediately. No need to feel guilty about not getting them done!!!
I was out geocaching in the afternoon. It was a puzzle, so my mission was to gather the information needed, and then I'll figure it out at home and go find it later today or tomorrow. What's amazing about geocaching is that you find things that you've driven past for years and never knew were there. I was looking for a plaque on a building. I knew the building but had no idea that the plaque was there. I love geocaching for that.
OH -- I got a little gift in the mail last week. I swear I took a picture of it but can only find the tag. It's adorable. I'll try to remember to take a picture today. Thank you, Cathie -- I LOVE it, and we're going to use it. There'll be no saving of items for that special day at our house! We use stuff and enjoy it!!!
|The tag for my new tea towel|
After reviewing the list of UFOs for the last couple of years, I decided I need to get my butt in gear and get some of those done or STOP adding new ones each year! This one was on the list for 2019. It was a disappearing 4-patch made with 5" squares, so there was a LOT of sewing involved. And it's quite large at 69" by 80".
The quilt top was sitting on the table of current projects waiting for backing and binding. I quickly surveyed the pile of backings and found something that was perfect. It's not only about the color but the quantity. So that backing got made.
|The backing for the UFO|
|The backing, binding, and the quilt top|
|Community projects quilt - DONE|
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|Edge-to-edge quilting pattern|
|Murphy and the ball are everywhere!|
|The purple flannel scraps|
|Lexi licking the underside of the table to get some beer|
|Finished crocheted rag rug|
|Crocheted rag rug to fix|
|Lexi and her crocheted rag rug|
|The scenery in Northern BC|
On that note - it's Monday sewing, and I have to walk the girls first!!!
OH yes -- don't forget the Virtual Retreat this weekend coming. Saturday, August 21 (6 PM - 9 PM) and Sunday, August 22 (10 AM - 8 PM). I'll be working on UFOs!!!!
Have a super day!!!!!