Chris went to Vermont last Tuesday to visit with some friends. I used that as an opportunity to try to develop a "no TV" habit. From the time he left Tuesday until he returned Sunday I didn't turn on a TV. Not once.
It was delightful.
I really thought I'd have difficulty with it because we have the TV on all the time. Mostly I think it's just for the noise but I realized that I was delaying doing things because I wanted to watch something until the end and I needed to get out of that habit. So I turned off the TV and either listened to a book or the radio on my MP3 player.
The political news is driving me insane. Each half of the country delights in telling the other half how stupid they are. No one is actually debating issues. It's the same on Facebook. Once someone mentions politics I stop following them, even if I agree with what they say. There's no discussion or debate. It's all name calling. "You are stupid and moronic if you disagree with me."
I'm banning myself from news for a while. Maybe the summer, maybe all year. I'll selectively read a couple of balanced news sources but I truly will not benefit from dwelling on the presidential race, Orlando or the next disaster for hours on end when there really isn't anything new to know and absolutely nothing that I can do about it.
So, this morning, instead of watching TV I did this. I caught up on the news from the turtles in the lake and watched the Mallards reporting to each other about their own local events. It was peaceful and beautiful. I'm pretty sure my blood pressure is lower and I can justify eating more chocolate.
Tonight is the Country School Quilters meeting so instead of watching TV last night I quilted up 2 veterans quilts that I can deliver to the meeting tonight. This one was made by Annie, our member from Seattle.
This one was made by Carol. They both got fast quilting treatments simply because I thought it was better to finish 2 instead of just 1. That wavy crosshatch grid really works on everything!
CSQ buys the batting and backing and since I get to pick the backing out I like to buy white for a lot of it so that I can dye the backs. I love adding hand dyed backing to the quilts and I think this green works really well with both of these.
Today I'm off to do some shopping for white tshirts. A friend and his daughter are visiting tomorrow and Alida and I will be tie dyeing!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.