Since the Lug has purchased his new computer, and it should be shipping next week sometime – I have commandeered the Change Jar for an upgrade of my own. Right now I’m using a Brother that I bought from Amazon for a couple hundred dollars. I like it just fine, but I really want something more substantial that will last me more than a couple of years.
So today’s first drama was waking up to find that my bank account had been phished and somebody bought about 300 dollars worth of porn with my debit card number. This completely set the tone for the day, and I managed to have a very difficult day at work, where nothing seemed to go right, all leading up to me dropping the Lug’s computer and it plummeting to its death on our concrete floor.
Just a hard day all around. Also – do you know how difficult it is to sew with a new kitten ( see above ) all in your business? It’s impossible! Still I got 2 dozen Half square triangles all done for my Swap / Back Door Curtain Project before I gave up. That counts as being a little productive today, right?
I’m in an online swap group over at swap-bot.com, and we’re doing a Half Square Triangle Swap – and I’m loving getting all these awesome bits in the mail! Today I had two envelopes full, so of course I had to play and arrange them for a bit ( instead of tending to that large pile of work that is gathering in my inbox ) I’m planning on using them to make curtains for my double back doors – so I may have to make a few more sets myself before I start piecing them.
Also….I am ashamed to admit…I bought MORE Fabric! I saw a very reasonably priced Box O Scraps™ and I couldn’t help myself. I have a particular weakness for the Box of someone else’s scraps idea – and it’s been a long time since I purchased one, so I figured – what the heck, I could always use 5lbs of someone else’s trash to make treasures out of!
Quilting Todo for Today: I WILL put at least an hour into assembling my Sparkle Punch Quilt. I will not make excuses like yesterday ( Note to Self: It’s August, Spork – It is going to be hot this afternoon. Suck it up! ) Edited to Add: Mission Accomplished!
Non-quilting Todo for Today: At least an hour reading work books. You Bought all those Work related books….now read them! Edited to Add: I so did not get any reading done. Instead I watched Great Balls of Fire and putzed around on my computer.
Today I wound up buying more fabric – I was poking around Connecting Threads – and saw that they had VERY reasonable charm packs. The next project for my Quilting Quickly class is a disappearing nine patch using charm squares, so I picked up a handful of their Riviera II charms. I’ve got a Grandma’s Flower Garden project in their Riviera line that I will probably be working on until I die, and I really think the bright florals are just so happy and fun.
I swear I had plans for last night. I’m in the middle of a Sparkle Punch Lap Quilt for a friend’s mom who donated bags and bags of fabric to my stash, and I really wanted to make some progress on it. But even before the rain started – my lights were out. How does that even work? I will never understand the power grid here in Hammond. So instead, I sat in the dark and read. The lights were out for a good 3 hours or so , just enough to start getting all gross and muggy. Bleh.
Yesterday wasn’t all bad though – I got my Charm packs in the mail! I’m a couple years into this whole quilting thing – but I’m completely self-taught. So there’s a LOT of gaps in my knowledge base – and as a solution I’m taking an online class with my mom. We’re starting from the beginning over at Craftsy, taking the Quilting Quickly class. I’m pretty excited about it. In retrospect, I probably should have gotten some coordinating solids – this little quilt is going to be super busy!
But eh – now I’m spectacularly bad at it. So this is like try 999. I’ve got a bunch of interesting crafty business going on – I’m in an online quilting group that has frequent swaps, I’ve got a newly rearranged studio, and I’m taking an online quilting class with my mom. So there should be a lot to discuss in the near future.