Yesterday, just as I was headed up the driveway on a tear to make my lunch date with Lisa at Nawab on time, I found my way blocked by the postal van ---delivering me a package!
Oh, hallelujah! Irene’s bocks have arrived!
I couldn’t wait to open the package, but I was already nearly late for lunch so as soon as Postal Joe could get his van out of the end of my driveway I was off and running.
We had a wonderful lunch. Indian food is something that I love that no one else in the family does…so when I want it, it’s time to “phone a friend” and enjoy it with someone who also loves it. And we’ve got a great place in Winston Salem that serves a phenomenal lunch time buffet. Having lived here 8 1 /2 years now (How did that happen?!) I can say that it has never failed to satisfy!
After lunch was over, I headed over to do some dreaded wardrobe enhancement.
You know that kind of panic as in…”Shoot! My days in the video studio are nearly here and I can’t wear the same thing I wore last year!!”
Ugh. I hate wardrobe shopping. Especially when it is for “NICE” stuff, not just jeans and tshirts and comfy wear.
I slogged around the store looking for layers. They want things with lapels and collars to hide microphone cords and the like. I am supposed to wear layers. In AUGUST. I am already remembering last year when I couldn’t keep the sweat from dripping from my hairline down my face to my neck in the heat of the lights. Layers are not my friend at this time in my life. Women of a certain age, you know?
So there I am, hangers in hand and a shopper passes by catching my attention with her smile and her words: “If I said QUILTER would you look up and smile?” YES! I’m sorry I was so distracted, I would have talked to her more! She said that she recognized me and asked if I were shopping for the upcoming workshop recording. I said yes..and she wished me luck, and moved on. Whoever you were, THANK YOU! I was able to do the rest of my shopping with a smile.
Uh-oh, Emmy Lou approved!
Evidently she likes layers too!
I did find some fun stuff, layers and all, and it can go with me on the Mediterranean cruise in a couple weeks as well.
How to know you have reached a “certain” age?
The gal at the checkout said I could save an additional 30% if I applied for a credit card. The frugal queen inside of me said okay, and then promptly forgot my own social security number and failed the application! LOL!! Just as well. Who needs another credit card?! But 30%?? I have NEVER forgotten my social security number, not ever! She asked for my phone number and I gave it to her. Then she told me to type in my social, and all I could think of was my phone number. I need a brain de-fragging.
Spanish Rose coming together!
I’ve added sashings. Here I am piecing borders!
I also set up my Daylight Slimline light bar at my machine here at home. The amount of light is incredible!
And it wasn’t long before I had this:
Is it looking more Quiltville yet?
This all came together in one evening because I KEEP 1 1/2’’ strips on hand at all times in neutrals, and in each color of the crayon box.
Being able to pull from these strips meant that I was able to sit and start sewing strip sets without having to iron a dozen fat quarters in orange, and a dozen fat quarters in neutrals to get the variety I wanted before I could cut strips, and before I could sew. I just pulled and sewed. That’s the beauty of the Scrap User’s System!
Something fun is going to happen in the next border!
Can you guess what it is??
A thank you to Kathy!
I also came home to a big box that was quite unexpected. Upon opening it, I found a pile of shirts, already de-boned, and some blocks, pieces and parts. The email said “I have researched various donation sites, but somehow your name kept popping up in my head. Therefore you are the lucky recipient!”
And right away I knew that this needs to go to my friend MONA! I’ll be seeing her up at the cabin in a couple weeks and I know she is looking for a project to finish and this is just PERFECT! Thank you, Kathy for thinking of me.
Emmy Lou says good morning!
Now that I’ve got the Spanish Rose sample this far (Still waiting for the blocks done in my fabrics to show up in Irene’s lost luggage at some point! Poor girl!) I am headed back up to the cabin this morning, with the 60 degree diamond die and these pieces and parts in the van with me.
Kits will be finished today, maybe partway into tomorrow at the latest, and I’ll be home to get this sample quilted before heading out to Denver on Monday.
Remember Quilt-Cam is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 2pm Eastern. Trying the OTHER laptop to see if the audio issue with Google Hangouts is on my end, or theirs. We’ll give it our best shot, whatever happens!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage double four patch quilt found in North Carolina.
Wake up grateful and watch how the day unfolds!
And I wish you a wonderful Wednesday.