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 !
" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???
The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31
"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4