Sunday, August 8, 2021

Week in Review

 The first week of the month is usually uneventful for me so I expected to get a lot accomplished.  Well, you know how that goes ...

We got out on the kayaks early Monday morning.  The weather was so mild I needed to wear a T-shirt over my swimsuit.  We probably did about 2 miles total.  But with a passel of contractors expected later in the week, that was it.

On Tuesday I balanced my bank statement. Oh, and remember that visit to Twisted Sisters last Friday?  I pulled some coordinating fabrics for a future project.

That white with green leaf outline needed a companion, so I found the green on the bottom at the shop, then pulled the other two fabrics from my stash, thinking they would work for the pattern on top.  Still at the thinking stage.

That green purchase put me over my bonus, yielding a $25 gift certificate that had to be used before August 30.  But when would I be making the one-hour drive back?  Turns out a new resident/church member needed a ride to the Knoxville airport on Thursday which I was happy to provide since the shop is about a mile from there!  I went a bit over my $25, though ...

I just couldn't resist those colors!  Still looking for ideas to use them.  Suggestions?

My passenger paid me generously -- though I objected -- so I spent some of the money on her, picking a few fat quarters and pattern to make this table runner as a house-warming gift.  I had the top finished by the end of day Friday!

Some months I am pressed to use a full tank of gas.  Within 7 days last week I made two trips to Knoxville (70 miles each way), and three trips to Crossville (25 miles each way).  One of those trips to Crossville was to pick up a quilt that I was having quilted for our church choir director.

She apparently had a couple of strokes recently and is facing heart surgery.  I figure she will be spending quite a bit of time in a wheelchair so I put flannel on the back.  It's about 45" square.  Thinking her organist husband (who has health issues of his own) might be at church today, I pushed myself to get the binding turned and ran it through the washer this morning.  Since he didn't show, I'll have time to put a proper label on it.

Most of the coming week will be spent preparing to teach a One Block Wonder class at Devo on Friday.  More on that later in the week ...


  1. The green & yellow fabric is wonderful and reflects the design elements in the pattern. It looks like it will be a fun project.

  2. I really like the tablerunner! What a nice house-warming gift! I love the blue fabric purchase, too. It will be fun to see what you do with those pretties!

  3. I'm crazy for all the fabric you bought! Your quilt for the choir director is gorgeous! I know she will appreciate it when she gets it! Such a shame about her stroke and future surgery. I love that tabler runner! I know your friend will appreciate it as a housewarming gift! Have a great day!

  4. I love your fabric purchases! The bottom blue is gorgeous. I have the green plaid, too, and have used it in a couple of quilts. The table runner is so nice and will be a great house warming gift.

  5. Lovely purchases, Libby, and wonderful gifts!!

  6. Pretty fabrics! I've no idea on what to do with the blues - I'd just be busy drooling on them, I fear...


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