WOW --- it appears that flannel is on the way out! Two people commented that they got rid of their flannel. I mean -- there comes the point when you just say, "why are we keeping all this stuff?" More on my flannel in a minute.
And YES --- I am taking care of my feet, and I'm taking care of me. But after NINE hours of laying in bed, my back was NOT happy! So there has to be a balance. For those who know me, I'm a slug these days, and while I can live with that for a while, it won't last long. But the good news is that the feet are doing great. Just two troublesome spots left to heal. The blisters are sealed up nicely, but deep inside, it will still take time. But I'm not going to sit on them until they look like brand new feet -- that'll take months!
Tender loving care --- new shoes - and careful stepping are in order.
I love sitting out on the front patio in the evening, having my after-dinner snack, and reading a book. Imagine my surprise last night when something whizzed past me. Yikes --- what the heck was that? Oh my gosh -- it was a FOX!! Yep --- I don't think he was expecting me to be there, as the darn thing ran within four feet of my chair. Let's just say it was good that the girls were NOT outside with me last night, although they are always on their leashes.
I'm not sure where he was off to, but we surprised each other!
I was looking through a newsletter this morning from a local quilt shop (K&A Studio), and I stole this quote from their newsletter.
I think that's a great inspiration and something many of us (and indeed myself) are not good at! I have no idea why we fear the completion of something. It didn't work out? We ran into problems? Got bored? Started something new? But in almost everything I do, I struggle to finish, which is why so many UFOs are on the shelves.
I'm happy to report that while finishing things is still an issue, I'm making giant leaps and bounds to completing stuff or at least getting it to the "to be quilted" pile, which for the moment, qualifies as completed for me.
I managed to get some work done, and although nothing was technically finished, I moved several projects ahead.
OH -- before I start with the quilting stuff, let me share with you one of two small souvenirs I bought in Spain. I know --- one does NOT need more souvenirs, but this was so stinking cute, I had to buy it. I bought it at the duty-free shop at the airport on the way home, so it did NOT contribute to excess weight on the walk.
|My Spain shoe|
Why did I buy this? Because I have a few others at home on my day pack. I know -- who needs to carry excess stuff on the day pack? Well, they are little, and after my experience on the Camino, my daypack would never weigh as much. It can handle a few shoes.
This is "not" a collection. OK -- so anything with three or more "like" items is a collection. I do NOT want anyone to contribute to this collection, as I have found/collected the shoes on my own!
OH -- and this is the second waist belt I bought for the trip. This is more of a runner's belt and is quite robust, but it worked like a charm for the poop bags and my cell phone when walking with an outfit with no pockets. I should have purchased one of these years ago!!!!
|My new waist belt for neighborhood walks|
It is made of neoprene or something like that, fits flat to the waist, and it's perfect!!!!
OK -- let's check out the flannel situation. I have a "few" things stored in a closet in one of the bedrooms. And I knew there was flannel in addition to what is in the stash room. This is what I pulled out of the closet.
|Stacks of flannel|
|The flannel is ready to be delivered|
|Murphy looking totally bored!|
|Community project quilt - DONE|
|Second community project quilt - DONE|
|Stuff that still needs to be put away|
|One empty basket|
|Second basket to sort|
|A marketing thing?|
|Wool Stainless Steel|
|Binding on a community project quilt|
|Binding on a second community project quilt|
|Watching the baking show and pressing|
|Half-square triangles ready to trim|
|Recommended weight for backpacks|