What a week it’s been. Worked four days in a row (which I know is nothing for all you folks with regular day jobs) but it’s quite out of the norm for little old housewife me. So working plus housewifing was tough and I was looking forward to today to relax a bit, sew some things, just be chillin’…
What I got instead: husband home sick from work, epic grocery shopping, 90 minutes of snow shovelling at my place, 30 minutes of snow shovelling in front of the neighbours’, and two kids who were thrilled to bits about aforementioned snow.
Recap time: I live on a tropical island in the Pacific (aka the warmest place in Canada). The last time it snowed was either 2014 or 2013 and I can’t actually remember which. W is five and this is the first snow she can remember.
Home for 40 minutes. Sewing more partial seams to get this top together.
Doctor appt. He’s 30 minutes late.
Go to new job to finish computer training modules.
Home for 30 minutes. One more seam, and a sandwich.
Drive to school, pick up W. for her specialist appt. This doctor, for all that I dislike his cranky office manager, is ALWAYS on time. Back to school to drop off W.
Home for 80 minutes of sewing, layering and basting. Was going to use non-matching random fabric from the stash but found THIS beauty instead:
Decide I’m don’t actually love it as a back for this quilt and so I taped it to my floor. I started quilting at 2? ish? and I’ve just finished burying threads. Binding and pictures tomorrow. Life is good.
Edited to add: I did 2.5 loads of laundry today too.
We’ll call it sewing-ish today. Prepped a paper piecing pattern (fun to say of course!) and chose fabric for it. When only making one block the choice seems more important than if you’re making lots of blocks.
Packaged fabric into seven! envelopes of fabric to go all across Canada, to Connecticut, Florida, and England. Glad to share and trade with others.
Also unloaded pictures from my phone. Turns out I’ve taken lots of photos in the five months since my last photo dump. And those need sorting. I’d say the photos are 85% quilts, 10% kids, 5% random stuff. I clearly have my priorities straight.
Actual sewing to resume tomorrow. Hope you had a thoughtful Remembrance Day.
I did a google search for “poppy quilt” and found lots of trite, simplistic ones. Also found this amazing piece by Elaine Quehl. I’m thrilled to find her work as I really like this. And she’s Canadian too! Her website is HERE if you want to learn more about Elaine.
I feel like I should had a big exciting blog post yesterday – three hundred days since I started this blog! But three hundred of anything sounds impressive. Cookies. Spools of thread. Pairs of shoes. Dandelions on your lawn.
Last night I got to hang out with some quilty friends at a celebratory tea party for our friend/LQS owner who died last month. It was really a good time!
In other news, sewing has ground to a halt, which sucks a lot. But the summer-time family/life balance is actually kind-of-okay-maybe? And there is always the promise and hope of sewing time tomorrow. Every single day I hope that I will get to sew tomorrow.