I took the whole day off yesterday and spent it in my quilt room. Started on a new project, enjoyed every minute of it and am sad I can't (in good conscience) do the same thing again today.
Here's a peek at what I accomplished. It's the start of an appliqued piece of work (four squares, same design in each but I'm using different fabrics in each square). What you see are some of the pieces I have ready to be appliqued, but I haven't started that yet. The pieces are just stuck on my small flannel boards to make sure I like the colors and fabrics I've chosen. I don't do a lot of applique, but every now and then I get an urge to do it. Yup, it's putzy and time-consuming, but as my mom used to say, it keeps me off the streets. (During my childhood, it was a long time before I realized it wasn't a bad thing to walk "on the street.")
This morning I went into town to do a couple of errands, specifically stopping at the small department store where Chicken Mama works. They have a 50% off sale going in their little fabric section. Too good to pass up, so even though I've been trying hard not to purchase any new fabric (I have ten times as much fabric in my stash as they do in their store), I caved and bought a yard of some Christmas fabric and a half yard of four other pieces.
Came home and fixed a late breakfast/early lunch for us and then we went out for a couple/few hours of wood working. We're having a gorgeous fall day with on and off sunshine and a brisk breeze which makes it perfect for a little physical exertion.
Now just came in from the garden after harvesting some cukes and carrots and cherry tomatoes. Checked the green peppers to see if any were big enough to pick for making more stuffed green peppers. Lots of almost big enough ones, but I'll wait until later in the week to check them again.
Have gotten the laundry done and put away today, but still have ironing to do probably tonight while watching Dancing with the Stars. Yes, I confess, it is my guilty pleasure . . . but it helps me get my ironing done every Monday night while I watch it. (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.)
I must get up and move now or I will fall into unconsciousness, tip off my chair and end up sprawled on the floor under my desk. I'm operating on not nearly enough sleep today. Last night when I got in bed at 10:30 (which is a little late for this sleeping beauty who REALLY needs her beauty sleep), my mind was going a mile a minute and I could not fall asleep.
So I got up and put a DVD I'd gotten from our library in the machine . . . and ended up watching the whole darn movie before staggering back into bed at half past midnight. Believe me, the alarm ringing this morning was not a welcome sound.
It's a little after 4 p.m. now and I know it's the low point of the day for me, so as I said, I need to get up and find something non-sedentary to do or my husband will come inside and fine me curled up in a corner snoring.
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