What a long, stressful week! I'm glad they only happen a few times out of the 52 each year!
This weekend is going to be spent resting and recuperating - and doing only fun things! The only things on the agenda are getting the QuiltMobile washed and my weekly trip to the market.
Penny has been wanting to snuggle this morning. I think she misses me being home every day. We bonded during those four months I was off. I don't think she understands the equation that work equals Puppy Chow. Silly dog!
There's going to be a give-away next week. If you'd like to win a $50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop, just leave a comment. You just need to tell us what you expect to be doing on Thursday! How easy is that! I hope a lot of you will be expecting to spend time in your studio doing quilty things! I was going to do the drawing on Thursday, 8/22, when I got home from work, but I have dinner plans. So I'll do the drawing on Saturday, 8/24, in the late morning.
I received the most unique gift from a very dear friend.
It's a Boye Needle Company store display dispenser. What a treasure! The customer would put the dial on the type of needle they wanted and it would turn the inside contraption to that section. When they'd open the little door, there they were! I'm going to hang this on the wall in my someday quilting studio. I have several antique sewing pieces and this will fit in wonderfully! Thank you so much, my dear friend! I love it - and you knew I would!
This week I ordered a pattern that I'll probably never make, but it sure does make me happy to look at it. It's Audubon's Christmas by Kathy McNeil. My very favorite things are birds and botanicals. This covers both nicely! And who knows? I just might do it!
Another thing I looked into this week is crochet lessons. I know, I know, I don't need another hobby! I tried to learn when I was young but I just didn't get it. I think it had to do with the person teaching me having an opposite dominant hand than I did. Anyway, I'm supposed to hear back this week about a few private lessons. This ought to prove interesting. I was inspired by a lady who was crocheting away in the outpatient waiting room at the hospital this week. We talked and I found out she's only been crocheting a year and is self-taught. So I went to Joanne's and bought some cheap yarn and a hook. I've been having more fun making knots out of this yarn - and laughing out loud at my stitches. Want to see them? Just put your coffee cup down before you look! Otherwise, you'll spew your computer screen!
The blob on the top was my first attempt. For some reason (rolls eyes here) it started turning to a little tube that about fits my thumb. A thumb warmer? Hey, that could be a new trend! I knew that wasn't right, so I cut it off and started again. I decided to get creative on the second attempt. Lots of knots that sort of accidentally made a design, but it's awful. I think the best thing is to wait until I can get a lesson before I attempt to murder any more cheap yarn!
Okay, you can start drinking your coffee again!
Gosh, this is a long post. Sorry. I need to do this more often so I don't turn a week's worth of adventures into an Edna Ferber novel!
On the health front, a new doctor is in cahoots with my neurosurgeon, and nothing new to report except a lot more testing. Hey, maybe I'll run into someone else in one of those waiting rooms who knows how to crochet!!
I'm heading over to tackle Brrrrr Park. Focus!
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