|In the evening before the key ceremony|
|The new homeowners, Andreas (c), and his sons Leidy (l) and Francis (r)|
Once I returned home, I had one day of rest before heading off to Yale for a two-day office retreat. I know it is almost blasphemous for a Harvard grad to admit this, but I love Yale's campus. I've been there several times, usually to present at conferences, but each time I am more and more impressed. (Longtime readers, do you remember the year I had a bit of extra time after checking out of my hotel and before my flight so I walked to the New Haven airport? That still cracks me up!)
Therefore, this is day three of my summer vacation. I have plenty of work to keep me busy over the summer, but I am planning to pace myself, working no more than 2 hours a day, and ideally walking over to the office to get the work done, keeping work and vacation as separate as possible. (Of course, I already blew those plans, spending nearly 3 hours in the office yesterday. Sigh.)
My current vacation plans have included reading (most recently The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Clammed Up by Barbara Ross, and currently Murder in Merino by Sally Goldenbaum and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead), knitting (see Cambiando Vidas Socks above), and sewing.
I'm up to date on my 2018 Temperature Quilt,
|The blocks on right are awaiting a June Average Temps block before they can be sewn together and added to the quilt.|
I received another box of scraps from one of my quilter friends in Virginia, so I'm itching to add blocks to my Flutterby quilt, but I'm trying to be disciplined and finish the Sister's Choice top first. We'll see how that goes...
One goal for the summer is to get some tops machine quilted, but I'm hitting a brick wall. I've reached out to several local quilters, but they've not gotten back to me. I may have to send them out. I'm not looking for anything fancy, no custom work, just pantographs. Any suggestions for some affordable and quality longarm services out there that will accept my humble quilts?
I'm linking up with Oh Scrap!