I'm pretty excited as I accomplished a lot yesterday, although there were times when I seemed to be going backward rather than forward. I can't share anything with you, but those darn blocks mixed up last month caused me much angst yesterday. But no worries, all is resolved.
Then I put a block together and wasn't happy with the color. I contemplated ripping it out and decided it was best to simply make another one.
And the best news of all is that I'm quilting my Cherrywood Challenge. It's going to take days to quilt that thing, and it's only 20" square, but there's a lot of quilting on it. Then I need to finish up the embellishments, and I should be good to have it done BEFORE May 1.
OH -- and I started to work on my UFOs due on Sunday. I'm usually ahead of the game on that one, but it didn't happen. So LOADS is getting done; I just can't share it with you yet.
And despite all the work there was to do, I had to sit outside in the afternoon for a bit. Actually, I went for a walk in my T-shirt with no sweater or jacket, which was glorious! When I got home to have my snack, I sat outside and then decided to stay out there and watch the girls who were desperately trying to keep me out there by amusing me with their antics.
|Chilling in the gazebo|
NO -- I did not have a nap.
For those of you looking for quilting pictures today, there are none, but here's a "few" of the girls and their attempts to keep me amused.
What can I say, but Murphy likes her new bed. I caught her in this pose as Lexi, and I returned from our walk. What a goof. She loves to watch the neighborhood from her new perch.
|MOM -- I can lay down and still look out the window!|
|Hey Lexi -- come get me!|
|Mom -- the ground is very cool, right by the water|
|Mom -- this is a good spot to sit -- in the dirt!|
|Mom -- look at me on the rocks!|
|Mom -- can you see me? I'm hiding behind the post!|
|Mom -- can you see me now?|
|Mom -- the ball is in the pond. I need help!|
|Mom -- don't get up -- I'll get it|
|Mom -- it's too far away. I need to go in!|
|Mom -- look at me reaching, but I'm not in the pond!|
|Lexi quietly soaked up the sun|
|Hey Mom -- pet me! I'm loveable|
|OH - a goopy stick to investigate|
|Hey Lexi, come play with me!|
|No -- can you see I'm sleeping!|
|Let's show Mom how entertaining we are!|
|Look - Mom is laughing. I told you she loves us!|
|Thanks, Lexi- Now, I need to find my ball|
I find them so entertaining that I could watch them for hours. And I chat with them, and I get off the chair to play with them sometimes! What makes me sad is when I see a person pushing a baby stroller, and the baby is awake, and the adult is yakking on their cell phone. How can the person on the other end of the phone be more important than their baby? Imagine chatting with the child -- yes, they can't talk back, but the adult could point out different things in the neighborhood. Tell them stories or whatever.
Sadly, our lives have come to a point where the only important thing is how many likes we get or using our phones in some way that detracts from what is really important. Yes, you could say that I used my phone to take pictures, but I spent a lot of time just watching with my eyes, not through the camera's lens.
There was an article in the local paper saying that those speed cameras had caught thousands of people last year, and apparently, there are supposed to be 22 cameras in total. And yes --- people are still speeding down that street -- you want to jump out and say --- can you not read the sign that says MAXIMUM 30? But I noticed yesterday that the camera is gone, and I wonder why? I had seen a service truck there twice in the weeks before, so maybe something was wrong with it.
The traffic has definitely slowed down, meaning that people did get tickets and don't want a second one, but some still don't get it and continue to speed through the school zone.
I'm off to spin class this morning, and I must remember to cough into the towel. Gosh, I felt bad, but we've all been so isolated in the class that a simple throat-clearing didn't even cross my mind! Especially with all the heavy breathing going on!
I had a dream that I was on a roller-coaster for some reason. Hmm - I wonder why that happened? I'm not even going to go there. What will I do with my time when these darn quilts are done in June??
And then I'm back to the computer after class -- I did accomplish a major piece of paperwork yesterday, so that was great. I have more to accomplish this morning, and then it'll be back to the sewing machine. I have the homework completed for two of the three quilts for the classes this weekend. Then there's a demo to prepare and the UFO homework. It will be a busy couple of days.
Have a super day!!!!