Well, it's been another strange week! This is getting to be normal around here -- better look out!
My DB fell while changing a lightbulb in his basement, broke a couple of bones in his leg, had surgery today to put a screw and plate in. He'll be in the hospital a few more days, then 6 to 8 months before he'll be completely healed. He was standing on an overturned washtub and fell 10 inches! Let that be a lesson....we all do dumb things like that!
Thanks for all the comments on my menial task musings! I did spend all day yesterday working on the problem that was at the top of the list. Note to others: when you design a quilt, make sure you write down the sizes of each block as you make it! DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT finish the quilt and wash it and expect to go back and easily figure out each block size! LOL I'm doing a BOM in my newsletter of a garden quilt with lots of different sized blocks. I had some problems when I first put it together and had to rework some of the blocks -- however, I had them written down in 3 different areas and 3 different sizes and no clue which paper was the latest! Sometimes I just shouldn't be allowed to feed myself with metal utensils!
I perservered however, and all the instructions for all the blocks are finished -- I'll just need to pick the next blocks for the newsletter and copy & paste!
Second on the list is a quilt I'm making for DD's best friend's mother. It could be called a commission quilt, except I'm not taking any money for it. Goal is to finish it before Christmas, which shouldn't be hard, if I actually work on it! So, today, I appliqued another cardinal and cut out and pinned the next one on the block. Two more to applique, and then a boatload of leaves to applique, put it together, add borders and quilt! I'll keep at it now that I have it at the top of my list!
Tomorrow I have a workshop at my guild -- a Nickel Squares workshop with Pat Speth, the author of the book. Been fighting this rotten cold/cough all week, so got everything packed and ready to go (featherweight checked and ready!) -- I'll decide how I feel in the morning and hopefully will be able to go -- it's an all day thing and I need the break! I think this cold/cough thing is turning into laryngitis - so that'll be a bonus for my friends! vbg