I’m home all morning as Phil is in charge of special parking this weekend at church and JP is drumming. One thought would have been to sleep in but I am in charge of breakfast (Phil was trying to get chores done, a shower, and out the door by 7:15) and I had to get the cooler packed. Yesterday I made cookies for the Saturday crew and muffins for the Sunday crew. Those were ready but you know it sometimes takes a woman to get a man out the door. 🙂
I knew I’d like to watch the special programming for the 9/11 remembrance so was fine to be in charge of the remote. Ten years ago, we were doing school when Phil headed out the lane to town. He got to the highway and turned around, hearing unusual reports on the truck radio. He rang the front doorbell. I opened the door and he said I should turn on the TV. He had an odd, almost dazed, look on his face. My first thought was that he noticed the antenna was down or leaning or broken and wanted me to check. However, once the TV was on, it was working fine and bringing the disaster live to our living room.
I have family that love NYC and friends who have lived there. However, I’ve never been to the city and didn’t even know the skyline until that day. I didn’t know the importance in beauty or the need of the World Trade Center. But the TV stayed on that day even though the kids did continue their school for the day.
I saw the interview this morning of the last survivor they pulled from the debris. I’m considering getting her book to read.
After the men were off, I went for my run. I’m hanging at 3 1/2 laps of the lane for now. Fed the kitties and rescued Black Nose from the second pen of pigs under the barn. The other female cleared 4 boards of the wall, I’m not sure why Black Nose didn’t want to climb up to the kitten-sized hole of board 2. I made her walk back to the barn, just in case she hadn’t been out like that before so she’d know she could do it. She was quite hungry. The Mr of the bunch jumped onto my lap and PURRED so loudly.
After much delay and watching snippets of the 9/11 programs, I headed to the sewing room. Last weekend & this weekend, I’ve not “worked” (quilting for others) but done some catch-up on my own due dates. This weekend is for making clutches to donate to the other guild’s boutique for our show in October.
I’m making 3 for now. It is easier to do them assembly line and at this point, the easy parts are done. :eyeroll: All the embroidery is finished. The pieces are all cut out. My last thing (before I came up for a nap and now lunch) was to put the binding around the front flaps. The first of the tedious parts.
It is stitched by machine onto the front and then hand-stitched to the back side. I use bias strips so try to choose a fabric with stripes or a pattern that is great on the bias.
These are my 3; hoping to appeal to a wide variety of shoppers.
They are in pieces, just laid out as they will go for you to see.
Next up is piping. Times 3. Hence, my procrastinating…
ETA — I’m done!! 🙂 Finished at 6:30 p.m. Sewed for a few hours after posting, took another nap, still have my headache, watched some 9/11 stuff online, then finished sewing. LOL!!
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