Friday night was stay at home and relax night to rest up for the weekend. My plan was to sew, sew, sew. But when I got to my sewing room, my machine didn't work! The needle wouldn't move, and there was an error message on the screen!
Mind you, my oven has not worked for TWO YEARS and I'm OK with that, but I went into a near panic when I couldn't sew. I took the machine apart, cleaned and oiled everything, and put it back together again. I don't know what the problem was, but I got it working again after about two hours. Whew! I made two April Block Lotto bird blocks just to be sure.
Saturday morning we led the Pledge of Allegiance at the MS Walk with the cub scouts, then walked a couple of miles with the other walkers. We ran errands, and then I hopped on the highway to travel the 150 miles roundtrip to Donald's best friend's house to pick him up for a sleepover. They've been friends since the infant room at daycare, so it was rough on both of them when Evan moved away two years ago. We try to still get them together a couple times a year. They are so cute together, picking up right where they left off, talking a mile a minute, and never getting into disagreements. Evan is welcome at my house anytime!
When we got back to town, we went to the First Annual Monacan Round Dance - native american drumming and singing and crafts and regalia - it was cool! Then, back home for a couple of hours in the spring sunshine before heading out to the Drive-In where I was volunteering for the evening.
Today was not the day of rest I had wanted. While Evan and Donald played all morning, I packed an enormous box for Goodwill (trying to clean and purge), and then treated myself to sewing on the binding on baby Ella's quilt. I'm only about a third of the way done sewing the back down, but I hope to finish tomorrow afternoon. Yay, I might even have something for Show and Tell at this month's Guild Meeting!
|I had just enough of this pink to make a binding. I love using up odd pieces of fabric!|
|I'd been waiting for the right quilt to use this big busy print as a backing, and this is it!|
A clean and full house, can't beat that!