Yes, the world is falling apart around us, but right now, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and it’s a lovely 79º degrees out there, which is a nice change from the legit 100º we hit yesterday when I was out running errands.
And though I need another craft like I need a hole in the head – I am making the LilyMonster a quilt! I’ve had the itch to try quilting for YEARS and I’ve resisted it – but I was poking around the JoAnn Fabrics website and they had the Singer Patchwork Quilting machine on sale for 44%!! off* – I decided it was a sign from the universe to just give in. So, got the machine, a cutting mat, and a bunch of fat quarters and she’s going to have a special blankie.
I think I’m going to do a variation on this cat block pillow pattern – the ears & chin aren’t exact half triangles though, which makes it harder, so I’ll be changing that so everything is squared off. No sense in frustrating myself with odd shapes the first go at it.
I’ve also discovered the joy of instant download cross-stitch patterns on Etsy! Did I *need* more holiday patterns? No. Do I have more holiday patterns? Yes, yes I do.
It’s shaping up to be a long, ugly fall and winter – the county went to High community transmission this week, our vaccination numbers are utterly flat, and I keep seeing idiots without masks when I’m out and about. It’s so disheartening to watch all the progress of the spring just be undone.
So, might as well have some hobby type things to keep me occupied. Granted, there will be a challenge in getting my brain to cooperate, but I need to learn to stop doom scrolling Twitter, cause it does me no good.
Sadly, before I can do any of the fun stuff, some adulting has to get done around here, namely, getting the car cleared out for Monday’s pickup. I know it won’t take terribly long, but I don’t want to do it, but I also don’t want to be doing it tomorrow night, so I am going to do a favor for tomorrow me. I hope she appreciates it.
* I suppose the large markdown could mean that it’s a crap machine, but I’m guessing Singer is getting ready to come out with a new model.