Hey, Happy Wednesday! It’s been an interesting week around here with my lost kitty showing up Monday night (after four weeks!), and an ipad-update-gone-awry AND my car in the shop Tuesday and today (and maybe tomorrow). All good. The car is getting some much-needed repairs and maintenance and I am hoping to get the iPad replaced today. It will all work out fine, I’m sure.
I feel like I haven’t accomplished much lately. I’ve spent hours washing my collection of feedsacks (because I put a couple in that weren’t washed and they all ended up stinky), and am giving some vintage tablecloths and other pieces baths by hand. That takes a lot of time. But here’s what else I’ve been doing…
Sewing: None, if you can believe it, except for these potholders that I told you about yesterday, and these placemats below.
I have only made enough things to help me work on my quilting. I need to do some piecing, though, very soon!
Finishing: Yep, the potholders. They are finish #5 of 55, but nothing else has gotten done.
Knitting: Still working on the Dudester scarf. Had to rip back a bunch of what I’d done the other night. It is NOT a hard pattern and has only a four-row repeat but somewhere I goofed. I could see it was wrong but couldn’t figure out why, so I ripped it all back.
Reading: Still reading Nora Webster. I am enjoying it, but I get confused because so many of the character names are the same as those used in Brooklyn. I will definitely be looking for more of the author’s work, though!
Watching: Often I like to watch old sitcoms on Netflix. This week I’ve been watching, “The Andy Griffith show.” I have seen every single episode a million times, so they are great for background noise. I know, I know, the shows are corny, but sometimes I just want everybody’s problems to be solved all neatly and tidily in under thirty minutes!
Listening to: I dug out some old CDs and have been enjoying some 90s music: Roxette (Joyride), UB40 (Promises and Lies), Don Henley (The End of the Innocence–okay, this one is late 80s, but still). I still say that hearing an old song can transport me to a different time and place quicker than anything, making me remember things I didn’t even know I’d forgotten!
Cooking: Very little. We’ve been eating a lot of leftovers and salads. Nothing exciting, I’m afraid! I’ve been thinking about making this Buffalo Cauliflower, though. Doesn’t it look delicious?
Doing for fun: Rearranging things in my workroom in anticipation of getting my new tables that my dad built for me. He called me yesterday with the best idea ever! You’ll have to stay tuned to see what it is, but I am seriously excited!
So that’s what’s happening here. What’s new in your world? Leave me a note!
Until next time,
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