Thursday, October 8, 2020
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Current COVID-19 US deaths: 214,280
Yesterday - 213,543
So before the debate, Trump was making fun of Biden:
“I don’t wear masks like him," Trump said. “Every time you see him, he’s got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away from me, and he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen.”
Who's smarter now???
My honey was up and out on Saturday (10/3), while I headed once again to my studio. After getting my blog out (a nightmare that took over an hour….my pictures would NOT transfer from my phone…I got a ton of weird errors and eventually had to shut down both phone and computer before things would work. Why can’t anything ever go smoothly?!?!?!), I spent the morning getting my first customer quilt cleaned up. I stopped to have a bite around lunchtime, and continued on to load up another customer quilt onto Xena. But I only got this far:
|backing loaded, batting and top laid on|
when I said ‘I haven’t sewn in FOREVER and I want to sew!!!’ So I got the rest of my setting triangles cut and laid out:
|Yes, one missing on lower right....couldn't find for the longest time...|
it was on the ironing board!!
and started to sew:
It was a wonderful afternoon sewing and watching MURDOCK MYSTERIES!
It was date night Saturday, so Michael made popcorn and we watched MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY. If you’ve never seen it….you need to….it is delightful!
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Current COVID-19 US deaths: 213,543
Yesterday - 212,702
Michael and Cookie headed out for a walk on Friday (10/2) while I headed downstairs, determined to spend the day in my studio. I had to do a bit of clean-up and get my blog out and by then it was 10 AM and I decided I was hungry and needed some breakfast. With one thing and another, Michael left for errands (LOWE’s, CVS, pierogi store, liquor store, pet store) and I finally made it back downstairs around NOON.
I got my first customer quilt basted, and set up the program and loaded bobbins before kicking it off:
I think I picked a good color for the quilt thread....you can barely see it!
I worked on that all afternoon (with company):
and by dinnertime it was finished:
My honey made potato and cheese pierogis for our dinner while I continued to straighten up and throw out stuff from the living room….it is almost finished and we both love it!!
The golf pro’s birthday is on Saturday, and Michael asked if I could make some cookies for him to take, so that was a quick project after dinner….chocolate cookies….some with peanut butter cups:
and some just plain with sprinkles:
Friday, October 2, 2020
Current COVID-19 US deaths: 212,702
Yesterday - 211,805
I'm sure you've heard that Trump and Melania have tested positive for this corona virus. But I'm sure there's nothing to worry about, after all he has a couple of cures:
Thursday (10/2) was just a crazy day at our house. First up, since we had fresh bread, Michael made gas housers for his breakfast:
After that we continued to move stuff around and continue to de-clutter until I ran out at 11 AM for a haircut! I got home after NOON and had a quick bite before weaving/knitting/spinning friends showed up at 1 PM:
Pam showed up around 2 (Bill is having radiation treatments every day, so that definitely interferes with her schedule) and we all had a good time out on the lanair.
Angie & Kevin showed up around 1:30 and I headed inside to help shove furniture around (stuff is still pretty much everywhere!!).
We still have a ways to go….and one of our chairs is missing (out being re-upholstered), but we already like the look of things.
It was leftover pizza for an early dinner, a couple of hours of reading and then a little TV before bed.
The best thing was...in clearing out the mirrored buffet, we re-found some beautiful glasses from one of our cruises, so that's what we were drinking out of last night....a fuzzy navel and a vanilla/cherry bomb:
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Current COVID-19 US deaths: 211,805
Yesterday - 210,797
My honey had a super early tee time on Wednesday (9/30), so I hopped up to make his breakfast before he left just after 7 AM….it was still kinda dark when he left!
After getting my blog out, Janice and I spent 1-1/2 hours on the phone….SKYPE still isn’t working for us and we don’t know why
:~(....especially since Michael pointed out that we had just SKYPE-d with Marc & Kate and everything worked fine.
After that I started to remove everything from our mirrored buffet in the living room. Along with new rugs, we’ve decided to re-arrange some of our furniture and that was the first step. When my honey came home (they played rather quickly. He said he didn’t play so much as work on his short game, which seemingly deserted him on Monday!), he jumped in to help de-clutter other parts of the living room. It was really nice to do it together so we could talk and ask each other whether or not we should keep things!
Our furry babies didn't quite know what was going on, but as usual, the kitties were fascinated by everything:
Michael ran out and got a pizza for dinner, and we spent the evening watching a silly movie (THE MEG), while I had a heating pad on my shoulder for most of the night. My right shoulder has been bothering me since before the beginning of the year (I remember complaining to my PCP at our January appointment), but washing 44 windows from the lanair really torqued up the pain. I thought maybe putting some heat on it might help…we’ll see.
I wonder if I'll ever get back to my studio???
STASH REPORT -
I did cut a bit of fabric during September....so I am up to 123 yards used so far this year!
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Current COVID-19 US deaths: 210,797
2 days ago - 209,502
Well – a day or so ago was the first time I’ve tried to include videos in the blog since BLOGSPOT moved to a new platform….and apparently they didn’t work for anyone :~). Sorry, because they were really cute.
Michael left before 8 AM for golf on Monday (9/28), while I did a quick bike ride and threw some laundry in. I did not have a good night’s sleep, so it was very hard to get moving in the morning. I finally got my blog posted just before the NOON sweep, and just headed back upstairs to read my book and doze :~(. Michael got home around 2 PM, with the antibiotics I now must take before any dental procedure, and I left at 2:15 for my dental cleaning. Everything went well and we had a quiet evening.
My honey picked another beautiful bouquet of hydrangeas (as the weather gets colder, the flowers grow to a deeper color with more of a purple cast):
after which he took me out to breakfast on Tuesday (9/29). We went to Wendy’s and ate in the car before coming home :~). I spent the morning in the kitchen, getting bread made and a new recipe chocolate chip cookies made:
Michael and I have recently ordered new rugs for the hallway and the living room, and he wanted to put them out. But when we started discussing it, we decided we might want to re-arrange everything….so now our living room and kitchen are all in disarray as we figure out what we might want to do……
While we're deciding what to do, we're also cleaning out:
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Don't bother walking a mile in my shoes. That would be boring. Spend 30 seconds in my head. That'll freak you right out.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Current COVID-19 US deaths: 209,502
Yesterday - 209,208
I took a quick bike ride Sunday morning (9/27) while Michael had breakfast, and then we dove into finishing up washing our EZE Breeze windows. We were done by 1 PM and spent a pleasant hour on the lanair, enjoying the ‘cleaned up’ view!! Paula stopped down to drop off fabric for a quilt label, and my customer stopped by to pick up that beautiful batik quilt. She was thrilled with the quilting….which made me very happy indeed! Paula and I took a short golf ride to drop off more avocado peels and shells to Pam, and when I got home, I started to load up another customer quilt:
But by the time I got to this, my energy COMPLETELY deserted me and I just sat and watched TV for a bit.
I headed upstairs after that, to read my book, eat the yummy salad my honey made me:
and follow it up with the cold crab and fiery cocktail sauce he bought for dinner. We both read our books until after 8 PM, then settled in front of the TV.
I have to tell you...in the past when I have asked people to vote, the vote almost ALWAYS comes out 50/50, or if there is a little deviation, it is 49/51. But this time, EVERYONE liked layout #2....
which was my favorite as well!! So, I just need to get my setting triangles cut and then I can start sewing it together.
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Current US COVID-19 deaths: 209,208
And for those of you who think the current pandemic has been handled well, this is a thoroughly frightening read (I know it’s long, but well worth it):
Months before Bob Woodward’s book “Rage” documented President Trump’s efforts to deceive Americans about the peril posed by covid-19, Robert F. Kennedy’s twenty-six-year-old grandson tried to blow the whistle on the President’s malfeasance from an improbable perch—inside Trump’s coronavirus task force.
I think it was still dark when Michael left for golf on Saturday (9/26). I picked up my last free bagel and then settled in to get my blog out. Once that was done, I finished off the second half of my customer quilt. Due to the pattern of quilting, I had a lot of ends to tie in for such a small quilt, but by mid-afternoon, it was done:
The back is almost as pretty as the front…
and for such a simple pattern, I think it is a beautiful quilt.
I got the wire for quilt hanging threaded through the library quilt and it is now hanging in my front hall. And you know something? The more I look at this quilt…the more I like it! You know, I had someone ask me why I continued to collect reading sayings when I didn’t think the head librarian at Indian Land would go for a quilt. Well, my brain finally woke up and remembered something. Originally, I never intended a reading quilt for the library…I wanted to make it for the 2nd or 3rd grade class at Clinton School. Then the teacher I was working with left….and after many tries over a couple years…no one from the school ever seemed interested in the quilts I was sending…or anything else….so I moved on. With all of those embroideries, I guess I started then to think about a library quilt….and here we are several years later. Maybe someday there will be one in our Del Webb library….who knows.
My honey came home from golf with a score of 86 and one birdie, but he had also had heart flutters yet again, so he sacked out on the couch for about an hour until he felt better. Cookie kept playing with her 'blankie' trying to entice him to get up (see videos at end).
By then it was 4 PM and we were both hungry, so we decided to start our date night a bit early. We did puffy things:
and saved our champagne:
to go with popcorn and Mrs. Maisel. We were celebrating the completion of the library quilt, surviving another week….and a serendipitous moment of ‘quelle horreur’ in the car :~).
Cookie saying 'dad!!! get up and play with me!!!'