I'm really treasuring my days off work lately...at least when I can spend them making quilts or visiting with friends or both. But today, I had a goof like I haven't had in ages....
However, Judy had used some 1.5 inch black sashing between the blocks and as a frame around the blocks. Even if I had wanted to, I don't have any black Glide. So my best choices seemed to be silver or this deep, dark blue.
I decided to go with the blue--but, then I got lazy and decided not to wind a bobbin in that color and just keep using sand. However, I needed to adjust the top tension so the I wouldn't have little dots of sand bobbin thread showing. I over-adjusting, didn't discover it at first, got all these lovely ribbons of blue, started ripping, and then I decided it should be an activity to accompany sitting and watching TV or something. It could have been worse, since I could have discovered it after I'd stitched quite a few feet, but I think I'll only have to rip about three or four feet of bobbin thread. I remind myself that I'm much more patient now than when I was younger. (My goal was to have it quilted by 5:00. Didn't make it!) Oh, well.
It would have been done hours ago, but since I have a day of, a friend and I decided to meet at the Dough Re Mi Bakeshop in Edgewood for a pot of tea and a scone. We knitted and chatted and then stopped at the Salvation Army store, where I picked up two sheets, one vintage (and the same design as one of my sheet sets when I rented my first house--long time ago!). My friend needed to pick up something from the quilt shop, so we stopped and visited there too! I think it would be so lovely if there were a way for me to work just four days a week instead of five--not something that is very likely for a teacher.