Today, I am much better but with some aches and pains due to the wild weather changes. From dark, cold and rainy to sunny and warmer. I won't say warm because I put on a sweatshirt while I had the windows open to air the place out...and the radiators were pumping out heat all day.
So I managed to really clean the apartment well today...it needed it. I also have my appointments lined up, neither of which I am looking forward to!!! The only really necessary thing that I have to complete this week is...drum roll...my taxes. I always file them on the due date in April. Don't ask me why, I just do.
One very nice thing arrived in the mail last week. The title to Lady J. I am now free of car payments. What a wonderful feeling. That means that the only bills I am paying are for current living expenses...oh, and my supplemental insurance, but I guess that could be part of my living expenses. It is approaching my car payment. Thing is, I really don't use it, but it was sure great to have when my husband was in the intensive care unit for so long. So, I guess I will keep it.
I pulled out some of my hand work.
Each of these blocks is hand stitched. I have a couple more scenes to finish up as well as more nine patch blocks which will also have some type of applique. My aim is to put together a wall hanging with different sizes of blocks - all nine patch - plus different sizes of landscaped scenes and kind of hang it all together with a brightly colored binding and strips between the different units. I'm not satisfied with the blocks butting up against each other so I think I will definitely sash each with the same fabric.
I really do love primitive art type of scenes. Shouldn't be a surprise, my favorite fall trip is to Bennington, Vermont to visit the Grandma Moses Exhibit at the museum. Like I have said many times, I just smile and smile and smile when I look at her paintings. And yes, I have managed to visit yearly for the past several years.
The Dear Jane Quilt is always on display at this time also. It's a wonder to behold even though many of the fabrics have faded. The thought of sewing that blanket with that many pieces - 5,602 pieces - is mind boggling to me!
I have gotten a bit further with the puzzle. Still haven't found the last tiny edge piece, though.
Well, that's all for today. Think I will call it a day and take a few minutes to rest.
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