Mondays always feel like a fresh start to me. Granted, I don't work outside of the home, so I don't have to drag myself out of here, and drive, and face cranky people who hate Mondays. So, I guess that's all part of it. But Mondays are laundry day around here, which currently reminds me to be thankful for a working washer, and a recently repaired dryer. Mopping floors reminds me to be thankful that there aren't more than I feel up to doing, and washing dishes reminds me to be thankful for the food that messed them up ! That last part is really important, because hubby and I have had recently expanding waistlines, and cutting back a bit, we are very thankful everytime mealtime comes around.......(oh, how we miss the candy bars, and chips and big ol' milkshakes, cookies, snack cakes..........Yikes !)
After work was done, I got to play........I cut out more pieces for the x and + blocks. Wow, what with my using a 10 inch finished block, there are a LOT of pieces needed to make enough for a bed-sized quilt. I may just play the size of this one by ear and see where it takes me ! But, oh how I'm liking the looks of it so far. Pressing of seams is putting me into a bit of a quandry. I don't want to wind up having to flip some halfway through a square, like I did with the Scrappy Trip-along top, but it may come to that.
I got notification of Connecting Threads' batting sale this week and took advantage of it yesterday. The batting winds up costing about the same as it does when I buy it at Hobby Lobby with a coupon, but that always limits me to being able to buy just one with a coupon, unless hubby buys me one, too. Plus, it costs me about $15.00, round trip, for the drive over to Columbia and back (I only go for doctor's appointments, mainly, so timing is aggravating, too). So, I ordered two Hobbs cotton/poly, 80/20, and one polyester batt, a set of black, white, and grey thread, and two other single threads, plus a yard of their lawn fabric, which I have been very curious about. ( I've read of people making quilts from lawn; anyone reading this had any experience with it?) Anyway, that ran up a total over $50.00, so shipping was free.
Then, I decided that I'd better go ahead and order my walking foot before the money I earned from JodieAnn was gone, so I did some more research, and wound up purchasing it from Amazon.com. Agreeing to wait 5 to 8 days for shipping, there was no shipping fee there either !
Now, I just need to find a great deal on a fabric that would be just right for the back of the Scrappy Trip-along.......after I do something about borders, that is !
We had spitting sleet balls, and sparse snowflakes most of the day today........cold, but no accumulation of any sort. It was a good day for staying inside, blessed, healthy and warm !