The allergies were well under control yesterday! I don't have a fever; I've checked a couple of times. And every once in a while, I get a humbling day like that where my allergies just go berzerk! Then they are good! I've no idea why, but I know I've disturbed a LOT of dust over the last couple of days. I've Swiftering, and hopefully, everything is OK.
OMG -- I just finished reading a book this morning, and I want ONE more chapter! Seriously! This book had plot twists and turns, and you think - AHA -- I'm smarter than the author, and I know where this is going, and then POOF -- she changes the plot and makes you guess again. And then there are characters you want to hate but can't and others that you don't care about and you should. Yikes -- a page-turner, to put it mildly. The title is Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner.
Not that I need to have goals -- I'll read what I want in a year, but I did put down a goal of 50 books for the year. I've read 44, and I've got two more in my intray of audiobooks, including the SECOND one in The Seven Sisters series. I was going to have to wait several weeks for it, and then it just came in!
The beauty of audiobooks is that you can listen and quilt simultaneously! Thank goodness for that, as I don't seem to have much time to sit down with a real book these days. Although I also finished the book "Joy of Jigsaws" by Holly Lambert. OMG --- can you believe some people are obsessed with jigsaws like us obsessed with quilting? She refers to puzzle rooms and specially built tables for assembling jigsaws!
I can't even say that's crazy because we are guilty as charged! But who knew? And yes --- if you want to watch others assemble puzzles online, you can do that, and there are competitions. Yep --- it's a crazy world! But at least there is a hobby and an obsession for each of us! I love that! I'll stick to my one or two puzzles per year!
I see someone mentioned that I can use the Wi-Fi to make my phone calls in the house. I wonder how I make that happen? And the kicker is that DH doesn't have issues with his phone. And it's very spotty as I'm OK for weeks, and then suddenly, I have an issue again. The carrier says it's not their problem, and the phone company says it's not the phone. I can replace the phone for about $300 (a deductible) or wait. But figuring out how to make calls on the Wi-FI sounds like a plan. There are still 9 months left on my contract.
I did not do any embroidery yesterday as I wanted to focus on the quilts! And I looked through the flannel fabrics again and found a few more small pieces of bright flannel that got delivered to Diane.
But here's what I did get done.
This makes quilt number 9 of the 11 for the second batch for Quilts of Valour.
|Quilts of Valour quilt|
|Quilts of Valour quilt|
|Cutting out multiple layers|
|New spools of thread|
|Suitcases that need to be unpacked|
|The tree at the mall|
|My hand-quilting project|