As of this week, I've changed my laundry and ironing day from Monday to Tuesday. (I know you're just thrilled to hear that interesting tidbit.) Mondays I'm often away from home for part of the day because of other commitments so this change seemed the sensible thing to try.
I did get all the loads of laundry done and was halfway through my ironing when Papa Pea said he was going back to the wood pile, and I was welcome to join him. (How could I resist an offer like that?)
After putting in some profitable time there, the sunshine we had had was disappearing and since rain was forecast for this afternoon, I thought I'd better hie on out to the garden and attack the weeds in the strawberry plants while I could.
Got almost all of them beaten into submission before the rain drops made the decision for me to quit.
Last weekend I kinda sorta tore my quilt room apart in order to do some rearranging. (It's still in progress, can you tell?) At the same time, I've started to go through all my quilting and other handwork books and am getting rid of A LOT of them. (Feels good.)
Although the room is a first-class disaster, I'm sitting down now and then to put in some time on machine quilting a 60 x 72" quilt that is getting close to finished.
Last week I finished the second wool applique piece I've done.
Although there are several things I wish I had done differently on it, I'm not going to point them out to you. Or anyone else. There is a learning curve to this new art form of mine and . . . I'm learning. Slowly, perhaps, but I'm learning.
I also recently finished a spring/summer quilted dresser scarf (Table runner? Dresser runner?) for the top of our chest of drawers in the bedroom.
Birds and blossoms and butterflies.
I made it reversible so it can be used during the fall season, too.
Purdy autumnal colors. (Have you heard it said that we all wear the colors of our favorite season? I know I do.)
I'm really, truly-duly making a conscious effort to balance my days so I can do special things I want to do; things that aren't classified as "work." I think I may actually be starting to feel like a more balanced person. Well, maybe I shouldn't go that far. Let's just say I may be on the right track.
a few good things
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