Well, there are days when things work like a charm, and then there are days when - well, yesterday seemed to be one of those days.
I had big plans to get so much done, but why does everything take so much time? I really can't complain because it was a good day, just a few frustrations thrown in to keep me humble.
And I'm a stress eater. When things do NOT go well, I seek food. Thankfully, we have almost no junk food in the house, or life would be different! I was tempted to stop at Tim's when I was out, but I did NOT!!
I managed to get the two small customer quilts done!
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|Second customer quilt - DONE|
Everything for that customer is now trimmed, and I'll be calling her to arrange a pickup. I am a bit behind in quilting, but not too bad, so I hope to make some inroads on that pile this week. The last of the company leaves today.
One of my big goals for yesterday was to make some labels for some quilts. Did that work out? Not at first. I had to remake this label FOUR times before I was successful.
|Four times the charm to make a label|
It kept getting jammed in the printer. Why???
|This happened THREE times|
Well, the moment I lowered the label on the page, it worked like a charm. Who knows why the printer didn't like the fabric sitting a bit higher on the page. But that wasn't until I had to reboot my computer to get the printer back online, unjam the printer three times and keep running downstairs to make a new label. No wonder I get so many steps in a day! As usual, I did walk the dogs in the morning, and I went for a long walk in the afternoon despite the rainy weather. It didn't rain a whole lot, just drizzle. But I'm good with drizzle.
However, we have someone in our house who LOVES drizzle. Can you guess who?
|Murphy AKA Pigpen|
And she is so proud of the mess she makes. The house looks like a bunch of 2 years olds ran through after doing The Tough Mudder! OK -- so two-year-olds wouldn't (and couldn't) be doing The Tough Mudder, but you get the idea.
In the pile of stuff to giveaway was a LIGHT colored teddy bear. I don't think places look fondly on "used" stuffies. So Murphy helped herself and rescued the bear. It immediately became an outdoor toy, and since it rained all last night, I can only imagine its condition. I must find the other one and toss it out without her seeing me do that! But if it gives her some fun for a while, that's OK.
|Murphy and her new stuffie|
Look at the leaves - they are turning faster than we can say BOO. And the streets are littered with those colored leaves. It's actually fun to walk through the forest, and the leaves are falling all around you. Very peaceful.
|The leaves are turning yellow FAST|
|Kimberbell Bench Buddy Mark pillow|
|One more pet mat|
|The current state of the cutting table|
|The ironing surface|