LeMoyne Star quilt block
Yesterday, Monday 7 May turned out to be a fuller than full day for me: for starters, I was up at 5:30 am and in my sewing room, stitching together the pieces for a LeMoyne Star quilt block . I retired early Sunday night knowing I'd be getting up and stitching and then getting ready for my weekly quilt group meeting...the LeMoyne Star block was going with me for quilts of valor quilts we are making for veterans...I figured that my project would take an hour - at best, 90 minutes and I'd still have enough time for MSQT and to get ready to leave. I had a 10 AM meeting scheduled so I had to leave home by 9 AM! That was the plan...
It took me three hours to make the block! Little problems occurring...drat! And as I watched the clock, I encountered other annoyances...nothing that couldn't be fixed but did take time. I left home, finished block - not my best but OK - in tow and arrived about 20 minutes after the meeting started.
After the quilt meeting, lunch with three quilters...I ordered a kale salad, featuring 3 kinds of kale: plain; curly and purple; walnuts; cheese and a raspberry dressing plus a cup of crab chowder. Sounded good. The soup was delicious. The kale salad only had one type of kale. I brought that to the waiter's attention; upon checking with the kitchen, he discovered they were out of the other two types of kale...so, I didn't have to pay for my salad. Worked for me!
(some of the books I bought)
After lunch, I made a quick stop at the grocery store and then, to Barnes & Noble; I'd not been in about a month and I had some coupons that were on fire in my pocket. I bought over $205 worth of books and a card; with the coupons, member discount and the 5% rebate I get from my credit card, I saved $50 - the price of my prized book: Obama: An Intimate Portrait, by Pete Souza, the then White House Photographer! I also got Chasing Light , the official book about Michelle Obama! I'm delighted with my haul.
Homeward bound to meet our yard guy...the lawn sorely needed a manicuring and sprucing...then dinner: still a couple pizza slices left and a bit of kale salad; the news...and finally, one last thing to do before I could call it a day: make my scrapbook layout for the day. The theme: a "fail" in your life.
Whew! I was tired . About 11:15 pm, I called it a day! The one thing I didn't get done was Monday's blog post. Sometimes Mondays begin with a long list of to-do items and sometimes one just has to say : Good Night!
This week, I am documenting "The Week in the Life," sponsored by Ali Edwards. Today is Tuesday and I will share today tomorrow...still have a layout to make and finish living today. Hope your Tuesday has been as great - weather wise - as ours! To be continued...