It was a hopeful afternoon. I sewed the fourth row to the Live, Love, Teach quilt.
After that, I continued on with my household chores and inserted a boring household task before starting on the bottom half of the quilt. I always complete large quilt tops in two pieces (top and bottom...logical, eh?) before sewing both halves together. And so I was ready to make the fifth and sixth rows. Row five was complete and laid out with the top half.
Row 6 was complete, and the sashing was sewn to the top. I was hard at work pinning the two rows together when the power went out. Oy. Hard stop. I waited a few minutes to see if it would come back on, and no dice. It was out for the rest of the afternoon and into the early evening. And there I sat with my vacuuming not done. Bummer.
There's always hand-stitching next to the window. So I did that long enough to move my hoop for the first time, and then continued on until my fingers got sore. The longer I stitch on this, the better I like it. It wasn't a sure thing when I started.
Before the power went out, I had lots of help in the sewing room. He's an excellent coach on all things related to sewing. He's watched a lot of blocks sewn together.
We've had to clip his wings about going outside. There have been as many coyote sitings in the past two weeks as there have been in the 14 years we've lived here. Obviously, something has changed, and I'm afraid that's how we lost our Maggie. Since I can't bear to lose another cat, he's an inside kitty until the outdoor shelter is built. Mike has promised he'll start on it this weekend. Up until now, it's only been in the planning stages.
Smitty, for his part, is taking it all in stride. I expected a lot of complaining this morning, but he simply went up into his He Man Woman Hater's Clubhouse and we haven't seen him since.
On a positive note, I can leave the Live, Love, Teach quilt laid out on the design floor without worrying that some furry critter will bleed to death on it.
This morning, I finally got a chance to sew rows five and six together, and here is where it stands.
Two more rows to go, and then I'll sew the top and bottom halves together. It'll still need a border after that, but it's getting close to finished.
Yesterday was gray and rainy, but today is dazzling. Sue and I are meeting for oatmeal, and then for a long walk on the Lower McCormick Hill loop. I'll get my 10k steps easily today. Our internet has been flaky this morning, as it sometimes is after a lengthy power outage. Hopefully, I can post this for your viewing pleasure.