Well, after my gnarly, snarly day yesterday, I’m feeling so much better today. I find that when I get really whiny (you mean it gets WORSE than normal? ) 😉 , it means that I am either getting really sick or am overly tired. I believe yesterday’s fiasco was because of the latter. I ended up staying home and sleeping for most of the day. Something for which Vince, my wonderful feline companion, will be forever grateful. There’s nothing better than snuggling against mom when she’s sleeping!
So, what’s doing for today? I got up and made a delicious cup of coffee, and was browsing the web, when I saw a picture of a quilt on the APQS site that looks an awful lot like the one my sister made for our latest currency challenge. I’m figuring someone saw my sister’s quilt and decided to copy it. I called her to tell her about it, and she mentioned that there happens to be a sale going on at the Crow, and did I want to meet her there? The Crow is “Something to Crow About,” a really neat quilt shop in our area. It specializes in Thimbleberries and Moda and lots of primitive or folk art-type things. Oh yea, nothing better than fabric shopping. So I headed over there, with a picture of the offending quilt in hand. Poor Ginny looked a little upset when I showed it to her — she spent about a week drafting the pattern for her quilt — but then I told her that I liked hers so much more and thought this was a poor imitation. I think she felt a bit better, but, after all, she doesn’t have a copyright on hers — never dreaming someone would copy it. So I shopped. I bought some fabrics to whip out some Christmas Stockings (in my spare time!), on my serger. I found a pattern for them that looks fast, easy, and oh so clever to do. So now I just have to finish quilts and find a weekend to get the stockings done. I also got some Civil War repro background fabrics for my Dear Jane, which I’m making in my other spare time, and then I have to wash the sateen that came in the mail two days ago for my whole cloth which I will do in my remaining spare time. Dang that University job — I have no time for it!
Now I’m home, have new fabric in the washing machine (still waiting for my new machines), dinner in the crockpot, water in the kettle for my pot of Pleine Lune tea, and Vince is already at the top of the stairs in the studio bellerin’ for me to get my sorry carcass up there! Oh yes, my back is killing me, but today it doesn’t matter. I feel so much better and will just have Mr. Shiatsu deal with it later on!