OK, I know it is Thursday but I am explaining yesterday so I can understand why I am doing Wednesday’s chores today rather than quilting.
Monday: Did morning housework and then headed to the studio.
There I began working on the feathers lessons Judy is teaching over at Patchwork Times. This is my plan for the outside border. I like the idea of the feathers fanning out from the middle so this is how I drew them.
This is what I am thinking about for the middle and inner borders. Not too clear about that at this time but one has to have a plan.
I should say here that I have a stitch regulated machine but the regulator isn’t working well so I have been forced to stitch slowly in order to have even stitches and the control I still haven’t mastered.
Here is the top border stitched. Not as good as I would like but doesn’t show too much on that busy fabric. Guess why I chose it!
Then I crawled under the machine to see how it looked on the backside and I was not too displeased. Not perfect (never will be) but better than I thought.
Unfortunately, by the time I got that far I had to quit for the day.
Tuesday is a full day of Weight Watchers. I leave at 7am, do a class 60 miles away and then hold an “Open All Day” for the WW center until 3:30. I get the paperwork done for both and try to get to the bank before it closes at 4. Then a 45 mile drive to the next town over where I do another class at 5. I leave there between 6:30 and 7 and get home between 7:30 and 8:30. It is a very long day for this older lady.
Then came Wednesday. I usually feel worn out after Tuesday so I don’t plan strenuous activities for the next day. However I didn’t sleep well Tuesday night and Wed. morning I was tired, weak, dizzy, and feeling unwell (listless). After taking the dogs out I went back to bed but their barking to get into the bedroom drove me back to the living room…where I laid down on the couch.
What you see here is me and two doxies. Abby seems to be wondering what I am doing and me, too, since I really wanted to sleep.
Here we have Sadie, sound asleep, and me, not so much. However she makes me smile so it was all right.
I really didn’t sleep but I rested all day (with periodic trips outside for the dogs). I was finally feeling some better in the evening and this morning I am much better and have been working on the things I should have gotten done yesterday so I can spend the afternoon in the studio.
I won’t be getting back to the quilting today as I have BOMs and some piecing that is on the docket. I am trying to balance my time in the studio so I get things done and don’t have too many things crying out for attention. It can get very noisy over there sometimes.