OK -- so I've developed a routine, and it's pretty boring! But have you ever noticed how much of your life is routine? And routine is good -- it allows your brain to focus on other things; otherwise, we would be exhausted making decisions all day long!
Things happened, although it was a "fairly" routine day. The first excitement of the day that resulted in my good deed was when I walked Murphy. I saw a vehicle back out of the driveway (I was practically beside the car, but it was NOT ever a danger to me). But they backed slowly out of the driveway, and instead of turning sharply, they kept backing up and hit a van parked across the street. The van was parked on the street because their driveway was being worked on.
The vehicle stopped momentarily and then drove away. Seriously??? They never even checked for damage, but I saw a LOT of fluid pour out of the front of the parked vehicle. I didn't stop then, but on the next walk with Lexi, I stopped and rang the bell and told them what had happened. You could see a long scratch mark along the corner of the front. And as we were chatting and inspecting the damage, the white vehicle drove back into the driveway. I think it was a young driver driving his brother to school.
I left it in their hands, but I'm shocked that that fairly innocuous bump caused that tank (radiator fluid? Windshield wiper fluid? to rupture.
Then I was home and ready to quilt. And if you think I tried to get all nine of those quilts done -- think again. I might be in a routine, but I'm not that good! Here's the first one done.
|Community project quilt -- DONE|
I did have an errand that took several hours, but then I was back and got a second one done.
|Community project quilt -- number two - DONE|
|Community project quilt - number three - DONE|
|Community project quilt number four - DONE|
Yes -- I know they all look the same, but they are NOT! These are 43" by 51", so they took a bit of time, but I'm a whiz at getting them on, quilted, and off.
They are all trimmed, and the bits are taken care of! That leaves FIVE small quilts to go.
There is NOT enough polyester batting for one more quilt, so I'll put this into a pet mat, and I'm done with polyester batting!
|The leftover polyester batting|
|The next roll of batting to use|
|Using the floor as an extra surface!|
|Trimmed quilts are ready for binding!|
|Batting ends in the closet|
|An ugly plastic bag in the stash room|
|A repurposed tote bag|
|The black and white fusible tricot INSIDE the tote bag|
|Unpicking the collar|
|An unsightly white line|
|The bias offcut|
|The community project area looks very neat and tidy|
|The result of my shopping spree|
|Scrappiness is happiness|
|The old and the new|