I was thrilled to be able to take a vacation day on Friday of last week. It’s the first vacation day I’ve had since Christmas. And let me tell you, the four-day weekend (due to the holiday yesterday), was much needed and much appreciated! I got a ton of stuff done that I’d meant to do the weekend before. Othello was very sick that weekend though, so I only ventured away from him a couple of times. But he seems to be better now, so I took advantage of that and my extra time and did a ton of things!
Just to give you an idea what I was up to this weekend, I enrolled in a basic jewelry making class with a gift certificate a friend had given me for my birthday a while back. I’m really looking forward to my class and I think it will be fun. I’d love to learn more about beading and jewelry making!
I also decided to make use of a little bit of the bonus I got at work and I went up to the quilt shop to buy backing fabric for a little patriotic table top quilt I have. I thought I’d chat with my quilter while I was there about possibly dropping it off with her for quilting. Unfortunately, my quilter has taken a two-year hiatus, but I was directed to another quilter who works out of the shop. She took a look and said she’d be able to get it quilted before 4th of July for sure. So, I left it with her. I got a call the next day and she’d finished it! So, I picked up my little quilt and got to work on cutting, pressing and machine-sewing on my binding (as you can see above). All I need to do now is hand-sew down the binding and attach a label and it is done! Woohoo! And it was fun working on this yesterday (Memorial Day), so I had to tweet a photo of it from my phone.
And since we’re talking about being productive, I did also finish my Stacy Nash sewing roll. It’s ready to be finished and then aged.
Part of my errands that I ran over the weekend included taking one of my pieces to be framed (also using a little bit of my bonus). I think I picked out a great frame and I’m anxious to see how it looks. So excited!
Of course, I couldn’t leave empty-handed. I was sucked in by seeing a WIP of the With thy Needle & Thread Mystery Sampler. I had to have it! So, I came home with the Confederate Grey fabric in 40ct as well as the first chart. I made a little bitty start on it and I’m just loving the colors! I am using the called for Weeks threads, luckily I had them in my stash.
I spent a good part of the weekend learning more about Lightroom and working on taking photos with a new set up (plus learning how to edit them in Lightroom). Big learning curve, but I’ll get there eventually.
And then of course, on Sunday (and actually last night too), I worked on And They Sinned. I was so happy to finish this little motif last night that an Instagram photo was in order.
So, busy weekend. But I also had time to relax, sleep in a little bit, spend some quality time with Eric, see my parents, read a little bit, and stitch with Othello on my lap. You can’t beat that! I actually have several more things to show, but I’ll save those for another post. This is what happens when I fall behind on my posting!
I am grateful for four-day weekends!