Happy Monday! I know. It’s Monday. I’m trying a positive attitude. I actually did OK this weekend and am feeling OK about going into this week. Not awesome, but OK. As always, I’m tired. I’m behind in grading. And the floors are dirty. What’s new? I know, right? It’s not raining. That’s a plus. Today’s classwork is a known thing. Also a plus. The lab is tomorrow. That will be harder, but it’s a pretty easy lab. I’m only working 4 days this week…at school…because I’m ditching school for a day to go to Portland. Why Portland? No good reason. We had a free flight that needed to be used before the end of the year, so we picked somewhere relatively close. Honestly, if we sit in the Airbnb for the whole time, it will be OK.
So I did a lot of artmaking this weekend…I think that’s why I’m feeling OK about it being Monday. This was Saturday afternoon…
It was a delightful afternoon. I gave myself about two and a half hours to iron.
It’s a great form of meditation…
Kitten break. They finally got big enough to be spayed…it’ll be this week, mostly while we’re gone. Poor babies.
These are the 200s, all laid out for ironing.
This thing is going together pretty easily. Here’s the start of Figure number 2…
Saturday night, we had the man’s work party, on top of a downtown building again.
It was OK. Snacking food is hard for a diabetic. There was gambling AND a murder mystery AND a masquerade. Seemed like a lot. The man won pizza socks. Lots of them.
Sunday was slow-moving, like my dad in his truck, carrying a lime tree from a friend’s house that is about to be sold to my house where it will live in the ground quite happily. Hopefully.
I grocery shopped, did laundry, and even graded. But I ironed for another 2 hours. I actually killed my iron last night…
I’ve dropped it multiple times, super-glued the base back together twice, but this was The Death of It. Seriously, pieces went flying. Everywhere. It’s gone.
Luckily, I keep a spare.
Kitten interaction in between things…
That’s my leg, Luna.
Kitten (the real Kitten) likes to hang out while I iron.
Sometimes right in front of the screen. There’s Figure 2, getting ironed…
Then she has eyeballs and she’s right side up.
The hardest part of this quilt might be deciding which way is up. This will be the third quilt this year where I’ve had that issue.
Starting on Figure 3. That’s where I had to go to bed.
I won’t be done tonight, but I’ll be close. Stitchdown by the end of the week. Then hopefully quilting next week.
Here’s my top nine on Instagram for 2019. Interesting…two aren’t quilts and two are old quilts. But that’s OK.
And one has no face. That’s just weird.
OK, today is the festive (not) forced holiday party at work for 2 hours. Shoot me now. Then I can come home and iron to my heart’s content. Well, I have a grading goal, but THEN I can iron.