Where did the day go?
I'm not quite sure what happened to yesterday. I do know that when I start my day off doing something out of routine that the whole day seems off. Yesterday the trigger was a morning trip to WalMart. I like to go there first thing in the morning because it's the best chance of finding my favorite chocolate (Sam's Choice Swiss Dark 72%) in stock. I had not been there in a few weeks but they had the chocolate and almost everything else I wanted. Toilet paper (which I didn't need) was fully stocked but the yarn aisle (I also didn't need but always check) was decimated. It was a successful trip but the rest of the day was kind of haywire.
I had to pick my car up from an unsuccessful 4 days in the shop ("A/C is fine" - no, it's not, but it won't break again until the warranty expires). I delivered 21 veterans quilt to our VA contact and had a nice long chat with a friend on the phone. I also made some lotion bars which are so easy and they are great for dry feet. There are loads of recipes on the web if you want to make your own. Google will be happy to help you find a good one with simple ingredients.
I eventually sat down for a few hours of sewing and I got the rest of these blocks together for the next veteran's quilt. I'm really glad I didn't make these into a wall hanging. I wouldn't have liked it. I'm happier with it like this but after getting these on the wall I didn't like 2 of the blocks.
Here it is with the 2 substitute blocks. I might get this together tomorrow and I'd like to get Mom's quilt loaded so I can get it quilted by Saturday.
It's hotter than Hades here so staying inside seems like a good idea.
6/11/2020 10:44:44 am
Love the kaleidoscope blocks!
6/11/2020 02:43:56 pm
Looks like you had an awesome meeting yesterday! All those veteran quilts are wonderful! This new one is beautiful.
6/12/2020 08:14:33 am
It has been hot here too- unless it was stormy - so either was good for staying in.
6/13/2020 10:20:12 pm
There's not too many days I don't wonder where the day went and I don't know why. We had a few hot days but back to being cool now. And I know what you mean about yarn being decimated. I tried to order some from my usual online place and they were sold out of everything I needed. Alas no trips to yarn shops in my future because we're still not supposed to travel any distance. Might (if I'm lucky) be able to get to a fabric shop but I won't be able to go in if there's anyone else there because I can't wear a mask.
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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.