Friday, October 01, 2010

Yesterday I waved John off around noon to go back to work...3 month vacations are way way to long, not that I won't miss him next week. vbg

Spent the afternoon starting a round robin of cleaning. Did 4 loads of laundry and put it all away. Cleaned his bathrm, scrubbed the litter boxes, policed up the kitchen including moping the floor. Emptied the dw and refilled it. Swept up all the floors, and changed the sheets. Today was the first day in a very long time that the bed got made as soon as my feet hit the floor. LOL

Today I hauled a load of yard clippings out to my sisters where they burn it on the beach. Gives them a nice evening fire while the weather is still nice. Came home and completed the top to another"Quilts for Kids". Now have to get the current quilt (blocks my mom did) done and off the frame so I can quilt this one. Didn't do much else except sweep the floors again which is a daily chore. Had my nephew out to mow the lawn, sure like that.

Tomorrow is our monthly EQ7 class. Looking forward to it. It's at the LQS which is nice as I need to look for fabric for the center blocks on a RR my sisters and I are doing. Have been playing with the idea of a medallion for the center start out block in Navajo colors. Terra Cotta, turquoise, white or tan and black. Our LQS gives a 20% discount after you have spent $100 which makes it nice when your putting out a lot of loot. I only have one complaint about the EQ programs. When you have 1/2 square it counts those pieces as a full square and you have to be really careful with the yardage requirements. We forget year to year when we do our raffle quilt for our annual family picnic. Again we purchased to much fabric but......we've been doing a different backing so this extra will go to the backing and not end up in the stash. This year we are doing "Shakespeare in the Park" in dark rich colors.

On Sunday I am meeting my sisters and we are doing all the cutting/sorting/packaging in preparation for sewing our raffle quilt. With so many different ones working on the blocks it's good to have it all pre-cut into a kit. We purchased everybody a 1/4" foot with guide so all seams should be equal and lead to less rip rip.

Our weather has been beautiful, nice warm sunny days with the trees all turning colors. This is without a doubt my favorite time of the year. Crisp cool mornings, bright sunshine and gorgeous color on the trees as the leaves turn. Have to enjoy it as it won't be long before the winter monsoons start and it rains constantly till spring. Time to get out and enjoy it while you can.


Chatting with my oldest son.
John going back to work.
Spending time with my sisters.
Deer in the backyard.
Enjoying beautiful weather.

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