Yesterday was definitely a ying-yang kind of day. I did get some writing done, and I accomplished a lot of prepping for the upcoming weekend. I did an errand after lunch that required the car, and it started to rain while I was away, and you know what? I copped out of the afternoon walk! I haven't done that in a long time. I still walked 8.5 KM but missed my goal of 11.5 KM. And then guess what I did? I had a nap! Yep -- and I had no guilt about any of it -- well, just a wee pang, but that quickly passed.
Then just before I woke for good this morning, I had a dream. I was off for a cycling adventure, and Little Bear came with me! Oh boy!
The trip to the quilt store was long overdue, and it was great to see Gail and Heather at The Hobby Horse. I used to be there every day, or so it seemed, and well, I haven't been there much in the last two years. I went to buy some reds for my barn blocks, and I picked two different fabrics. Of course, I didn't take swatches of what I've been using.
When I got them home and put them on the ironing board, I knew they were the WRONG reds. Sigh......... I have yet to dig out the barn block box to see, and I'll do that today. But I did get some blues as well, as I needed to supplement what I had for Wanderer's Wife.
|My fabric purchases|
The blues are right, but those reds are NOT!! Oh well, I'm sure they'll get used somewhere else. They look positively PINK! And then I realized that I had NOT purchased my background for the Tula Pink Butterfly quilt. So I guess I'll be making another trip and here's a lesson for us all. When you go to the quilt shop -- be sure to take along the swatches of stuff you're matching. And make a LIST! OK -- so I still have a couple of running around errands that I need to do, so I need to list the places I need to go and what I need to buy at each. That's a job for later today. Why wait until later -- I just made a list. Three places! That'll be a job for next week to go and get at least two of those errands done.
I also picked up some batting and more thread for the long arm. That wasn't at The Hobby Horse but at the distribution center. I suspect prices will be going up at some point, and I decided to get more batting even though I don't need it now. It's amazing how much thread is on backorder. All the neutrals that we regularly use -- backorder! Things like black, grey, and light brown -- it's totally crazy. I'm not out, but I don't want to run out.
|More thread for the long-arm|
This magazine has been sitting on my desk for a long time, and well -- I'm trying to clear the desktop, which is NEVER going to happen.
This is McCall's Quilting from July/August last year. Yikes -- just a wee bit behind on putting this one out.
|McCall's Quilting from July/August 2021|
Here's the quilt -- the theme was travel, and I used Northcott Oh Canada flannel and made an inukshuk quilt.
|My quilt in the McCall's magazine|
|McCall's Quilting March/April|
|My storm at sea quilt|
|Paid with a PLASTIC card|
|My stamp had to be taped|
|Those eyes are watching!|
|Linda's quilt from orphan blocks|
|My exploding orphan block box|
Be sure to pop by -- it's always loads of fun!!!
On that note, I'm out of here!!!
Have a super day!