I’ve been away from here since my birthday — oops, just checked, and I’ve not been here since the 13th! So, I have 5 blocks to post, as well as the knowledge that my own personal work is overwhelming me with joy. I love what I do, and following this pattern on a daily basis is ok, but not what I WANT to do. Let’s get this started.
Here’s Block 14 — This originally said Panel Beater — designer is from Australia — but I changed it to Auto Body… same difference.
Block 15 —
Block 16 — a simple corner
Block 17 — I was going to name this place Mike’s Shop, but I thought the reference was a bit obscure.
Block 18 — Completed today. The original building was “Table Manufacture” but I couldn’t relate, so I created the first quilt shop in the quilt!
Read somewhere that we are supposed to have sewn the first 9 blocks together — the center section. Haven’t done that yet, but will take a photo when I do.
Had a really good lunch today, did my reading, and am here a little earlier than usual, as my driving responsibility starts in the morning which means getting up early. This morning, I actually woke up at 7 after a few trips to the bathroom in the night — I never count — but I stayed in bed until 9am! Can you believe that?!
I have at least another hour left in me to do a few more concentric circles on the fabric piece. That’s my pleasure tonight.
Something exciting in the kitchen today… moved the dish drainer from the right side of the sink to the left side. Gave me more counter space between the stove and the kitchen. It really works. Amazing just how little things can make such a difference, isn’t it?
Little spurts of the Kondo book are seeping into my life. I’m nearly 75% finished with the book, and am getting ready to start the tidying in earnest. I’ve already started to fold and place my socks in their drawer the way she suggested, and have been through the clothing in the closet — only blouses since I got back from Washington the last time. I purged lots of clothing prior to the move out of the Carmichael house. I kept mainly the stuff I wanted to take to Washington with me. That being done, I realized just how many things in there I’ve never even worn, things with the price tags still attached. Those will probably be the first out! She says that you should keep only the things that give you joy, and there were certainly things in there that didn’t give me joy.
Ok, I need to get back to my fabric. See you tomorrow.