Just now I tracked the fabric I'm expecting for the elephant applique on the Mommy & Me quilt,
and it's expected to arrive tomorrow. Since purchasing it, I've had second thoughts about how well it will work because of the light background fabric. So, anyway...you know how impatient quilters are...and so I stopped off at Joann. I'd really love to find something floral like the one in the picture, but so far, no dice. Nevertheless, I did find something I liked at Joann, but I'm looking for "aqua." And here's my gripe about aqua again...what the heck does it look like? And I looked at the end of the bolt and the color was described as "turquoise". Oh, sh*t. Because you know my mantra about aqua, to-wit: Is it blue? Is it green? Is it aquamarine? Only now, I had to add a whole new question, which doesn't work at all with my rhyme...Could it possibly be turquoise?
Well. No stranger to the modern age...I said to my phone, "Hey, Siri, are turquoise and aqua the same thing?" Then I looked around to see if anybody had seen me talking to myself. And Siri helpfully shouted out her answer. I nearly dropped the phone trying to turn down the volume. Her answers were actually no help whatsoever. Take a look (to use Siri's words):
And I don't know about you, but that didn't help me at all. So then there was this:
Well, that gave me a bad case of the cough syrup syndrome, which is a disease Mike and I made up. Have you ever walked into a pharmacy for some cough syrup? There are so many kinds! Plain cough syrup in 15 different brands. Cough syrup with decongestant in another 15 different brands. Cough syrups with expectorants in another dozen brands. Cough syrups with decongestants AND expectorants in twenty brands. Throat lozenges and cough drops. What's a coughing person to do? I'll tell you what we do. We usually leave without buying anything. We can't make up our minds.
And that's what happened to me yesterday at Joann. I got so confused and overwhelmed by my choices of "aqua" and my attempt to distinguish it from "turquoise" that I left without buying anything. Thus, the need for a two-hour nap yesterday afternoon. Actually, the nap probably had something to do with sleeping in the same room with two cats, but I can't bear to lock them out.
Speaking of cats, we had a lot of excitement here at the Three Cats Ranch yesterday. Fresh off my nap, I risked life and limb getting a harness on Sadie and voila! The cat got to go outside. Does she look excited or what?
It's kind of important to us that she learn to be on a leash because when we're traveling, we try to get the kitties outside for some exercise and to combat the boredom of living in a small space. It will be especially important when we're traveling in the camper.
She did surprisingly well. She stuck out her tongue at Mike who was holding the leash, but mostly, she stayed respectful and avoided using bad language.
Smitty was trying not to be noticed by the humans.
Whoa. Bummer, Sadie. I'm just going to stroll on by and hope nobody sees me because I hate wearing a harness.
She kept trying to leap over and under things, which didn't work out well for her. Eventually, she settled into the limits of her current life situation.
So, we'll keep working on this. It would be nice if the weather would be a little more cooperative. We had periods of sunshine yesterday. Today we're back to our typical Oregon gloom.
Remember my bread from yesterday? Look how pretty that is inside.
It makes a great breakfast bread. There is a full cup of walnuts and half a cup of dried cranberries in it, and no added sugar or fat. It's surprisingly filling. It's a little like eating coffee cake, only without the sin. Today I'm going to bake another loaf of sandwich bread. Mike and I both really like the sandwich bread, and we've actually made sandwiches from it. I think it's a keeper.
I'll get back to my sewing today. There is a new Solstice block out, and there are a few little blocks to make for the Welcome Home small quilt mystery. Then, I'll get busy putting the jumbo rickrack on the Mommy & Me quilt. Finally, there's always hand quilting to do on Mumm's the Word. I've made a little progress, but there are still miles to go before it's finished.
Mike is down to single digits today. Nine days to go.