WOW --- one day closer to leaving. I will say that I accomplished a lot, but not nearly as much as I would like. As always -- I need ONE more day!
I'm happy to report that I now have 18 blocks done for the magazine quilt with 12 to go. I should be able to finish that during the Monday sewing today. If all goes well, the blocks should be done by tonight. It's going to be tight but doable!
And TWO of the remaining four writing assignments were sent off last night, so that leaves two, and most of the pictures are done, so that helps. If all goes well, I'll have the last of the sewing done today and the drafts of at least one done.
I managed to cross off a couple more to-dos on the list, so it's all going to get done, just not a lot of spare time. Plus, I'm trying to finish reading a pphysical book, so I don't have to take it with me. I'll ditch it once I finish reading it as it's my book. I can't take library books (audiobooks) as I think they know you're not in the same country as the server and they disappear. I'm not sure about that and I'm too cheap to buy an audiobook!
NO --- baby wipes are NEVER an option, especially when traveling. Those things do NOT decompose. I'll stick with my pee cloth which is 100% hygenic and reusable. I'm all about the environment!
The blister on my heel is healing, but ever so slowly. What I have discovered is that a dab of Solarcaine (or probably any other lubricant) directly on the skin before I put my shoes on is making walking with a blister a NON-issue. Let's just say that the Solarcaine will be coming with me. And I'm trying to cut off the dead skin as it dies. I know that sounds gross, but you'll probably be hearing a lot more about dead skin and blisters during my walk. Hopefully, nothing more intimate than that. I had to laugh because the husband of one of my readers mentioned that I should have called yesterday's post -- TMI (too much information!)
The problem with the blister is I ignored it. I thought it was a cracked heel (DUH!), so I didn't look and then I got blisters on the blisters which is never good. So it's all coming along nicely - at last.
All four of the items that I ordered last week have shipped. The big question is when will they get here? Like me -- it's last minute, and I could be grabbing stuff from the UPS truck, as I leave my driveway! However, I'm happy to report that I have a PLAN B for all four items, so it won't be the end of the world if they don't get here. I WANT them as they will be the best, but there's a backup. That's all that counts. And I can always use all of the items when I'm back so it won't be a waste.
I was planning to show you my travel stuff, but I never touched it. Instead, we're going to look at the show and tell from Wonderful Woodland. This was a sew-along class that I taught at The Hobby Horse earlier this year, and we finished in July.
The pattern is from Art East Quilting Co. and is super cute. Have you noticed that animals are big right now in the quilting world?
|Pattern for Wonderful Woodland|
We were not a large class, but here are the finished quilts. The first one is Joyce who used a kit from The Hobby Horse but added a red border around it.
Shoot -- I seem to be missing a couple of pictures. I'll see if I can track them down.
And this is my quilt. Oh, shoot --- I have to find a picture of the finished quilt. I know I finished it.
Well, that's it for today. I'm off to spin class. And I need to stop eating sugar. It's like I'm trying to stock up on sugar before I leave. I think it's because I know I won't find much on the route and I won't be eating any when I get back. I need to swear off desserts -- ALL desserts all the time. I don't like what changes the sugar is making to my body!
As an FYI -- I sent out the confirmations for the Toes in the Sand class earlier this morning. If you have signed up but did NOT get an e-mail from me, then send me a note. I tried to make sure I got everyone, but it's easy for an e-mail or two to slip through the cracks.
On that note, have a super day!!