Wednesday, March 17, 2010

In A Bind....

SO...since DH is out of town for the week, I had all these grandiose plans of how I was going to get so much SEW MUCH done, right?

I felt like yesterday was just in slow motion the whole day! But still, at the end of the day when I tallied it up, I had accomplished SOME things.

I went to Sam's club to pick up my new glasses which I love....other than the fact that the prescription is a bit stronger and the placement of the bifocal (no lines) seems to be a bit different than on my other pair. This is going to take some getting used to. And because they are completely rimless, I just see screw holes where the nose piece goes across and it's driving me a bit batty! I was told to never fear, that after a few days my brain will shut off that there are even screw holes there. I'm hoping she is right!

I made a run to the bank....

I stocked up on groceries....

I put groceries away...

I did two loads of laundry....

I took care of all the book orders that had stacked up for a week...

I ran said book orders to the post office before closing time....

And the rest of the day went by in a blur of "I'm too tired to move, I think I'll just read blogs on the computer for a while.." and then it was dinner time.

I did get out of my dead funk in the evening, put on the Law & Order channel (USA) and proceeded to do some block piecing for a quilt that's going in the next book. It's all greens/reds/burgundies/raspberry pink it's going to be pretty :c)

AND...tada....I put bindings on the two little small quilts that I finished this last trip. I took the last stitches on the leader/ender 9 patch thing on the plane between Houston and Dulles :c) That one has the gold binding to match the cornerstones. The other crazy orphan one, the one I'm calling Kindred Souls...I couldn't decide, so I did a scrappy red and threw one wild pink/red in there for good measure. I found a small strip left of the "Lucky Cow" fabric and put that in there too for fun!

Today I am on my way to the gym to work out with my trainer, and then I have a designated girls lunch date down town Winston with Karen and Lisa! Whoot! So I'll have to hurry home, shower, put on something green (don't want them pinching me) and head out again.

Do you think TONIGHT I'll get to start sewing these bindings down? Maybe...just maybe....


  1. Hi Bonnie,
    Yep, somedays just don't seem as productive as others. It doesn't hurt none to sometimes just sit and smell the roses! lol...which by the way is just what I'm waiting for, spring flowers. The big mountains of cleared snow have finally melted (flooding); but the temps are warming up...YEY!!! SPRING has sprung! Oh, I just love the quilt in your machine...beautiful! Well, Happy St Patrick's Day and happy sewing!


  2. What a productive day! Have fun today; stay pinch-free! :)

  3. I hope you get adjusted to your glasses soon. I thought I would never get used to my new rimless glasses with no line bifocals but I did.
    I really like the Kindred Souls quilt.
    rest, rest, rest

  4. I picked up my bifocals last week at Walmart. It's my first time with them. I didn't have any problems at first but I keep taking them of when I'm not reading. LOL I'm so used to wearing reading glasses only.

    Have a good outing with your friends and I hope you get lots of quilting done!

  5. Ha! I always save up my binding, trimming, marking diagonals on HSTs, etc for the Tuesday night Law & Order marathon on SVU. It's scary how addictive it is!

  6. Another book? Already? Don't you ever stop!

    Love the colours of the quilt in the first photo.

    BTW do you remember asking me about why we moved to France? I've posted why on my blog.

  7. Bonnie,
    You wear me out just reading your accomplishments of a single day.
    And your eye doctor is right...after a bit your eyes will not notice the screws. I had a pair of rimless ones. They are too fragile for me.
    I love sewing the binding on. The last goodbye to a quilt that has spent time with me.

  8. You get more done in a day than I do and that's why I read about you on your BLOG. I sit and sew bindings down watching TV too, and take them in the car when I'm not driving of course. Enjoy your "me" time. Lunch out, how fun!

  9. Anonymous2:11 PM EDT

    Ok, I'm still stuck on the Wal-Mart lady telling you your brain is going to shut off!

    Still chuckling!!!

  10. Those glasses sound like the ones I have - the world seems bigger and brighter because it is no longer framed but the screws from the nose band do seem to intrude and make you go cross-eyed a bit. It does all settle down, beautifully, but I think it took me more than a few days, perhaps two weeks, before I felt comfortable with them. It's worth it in the end as they are so light to wear. Good luck with them!


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