OK -- a much better sleep last night. I HATE those sleepless nights - like what a waste of time!
I spent most of yesterday attempting to unpack the bags I took to the retreat. I wanted to ensure that I actioned what needed to be done and not just put it back, where it would be useless for the next retreat or to finish it. Slow and steady -- that's my motto.
Well, I never found a picture of the car when Dede and I were packed, but I found one I took after I packed my HALF of the vehicle before I picked her up! Yes -- I know my half looks a bit larger than her half, but it all worked out.
|Packing for the retreat!
|Inside a glucose monitor
|My clothes hanger!
|Three community project quilt tops
|We're getting a new mailbox!
|Laying rebar in the driveway
|Customer quilt - DONE
|Among the Stars Again
I counted those tumbling blocks, and about 90 of them are sewn together. I counted the dark blue diamonds, and there were another 70 blocks still to sew. ACK!! I didn't think there were that many, but I'll persevere. I opened EQ8 last night to see how many I would need, and I can make a project with 170 of them. I may need to make some partial units for the sides and add something to the top, but I've got a plan now, and that's all that counts.
Remember the jewel blocks I made at the retreat? Well, I've decided to make a rectangular wall hanging and need four more blocks, so I photocopied the pattern, and I've got that all prepped as well.
The project bags I took to the retreat are mostly empty now, but some of the contents still need to be put away. I made good progress even though we had Monday sewing, I had to take my MIL to physio, and I had a meeting.
Then I did something I hadn't done in a long time. I sat outside with my headphones on, trying to finish a book. While listening, I got out a long pointy tool and started clearing the debris from the cracks in the deck. Then as I was back in my chair (not in the gazebo) and listening, it began to spit rain. I thought I should move inside, and it started to pour an instant later! I had planned to move the cards to our side of the street and ggetthe mail, but that never happened.
I now have 15 minutes left on the book -- exciting, and I want to know what happens!
On that note, I might just have time before I need to take the girls out!
Have a super day!!!