Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What did I do today? A bit of sewing, some errands, and a bit more sewing. I used to lead a more interesting life but I guess as long as I’m enjoying myself it doesn’t matter if I’m entertaining anyone else.

I spray basted a couple of projects this morning – a wall hanging (my Thursday project) and some coasters (for the Cranberry Hall members event). I thought the coasters would be quicker than they were so I didn’t get started on the wall hanging. I talked to my Thursday partner this afternoon and she had problems with hers, took it all apart, then started over so I guess no matter what I get done before we meet tomorrow I’ll be ahead of Gail.

Remember that bed frame I was so excited to get for free? It sat in the spare bedroom and I finally measured it on the weekend and realized it is about 14″ to narrow to fit the mattress. The frame is an Ikea item so I guess their queen size is different from our queen size. I called one of the thrift shops early in the week and they came and picked it up this morning just before lunch. As it started to snow mid-morning as soon as they were gone I headed out to do some errands in case the roads got bad. They look pretty clear now even though it snowed through most of the afternoon.

The snow has changed a few of my plans – had I been able to follow through on them I might have had a more interesting post tomorrow. Tonight is the first night of our Cinematheque series but with a bit of snow on the road and the temperatures below freezing I think I’ll stay home and watch something on Netflix. If the weather improves tomorrow I’ll be able to go Thursday night. I was looking forward to heading over to Texada tomorrow but the roads over there are reported to be nasty; I don’t like our driveway at the best of times but with snow I don’t even want to attempt it. It is too bad as this is one week where I would have had an extended bit of time to spend. Oh well, Spring will be here sometime.

 

I belong to the BookBub mailing list and saw the follow-up book to this one listed. But I didn’t want to read the second one until I’d read the first one so both were downloaded to my Kindle.

Although the ending might have been just a little too neat I enjoyed the story all the way through and even up to the end I wasn’t sure whether or not there would be a happy ending.

Goodreads Rating * * * *

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

As I do on most sewing days my first stop was at the post office. Our last performer left a shawl behind and I wanted to mail it off to her while I still remembered. I had a bank deposit ready to go as well as a parcel card for something that couldn’t be delivered for Pat yesterday. From there it was on to the bee.

I had a good day of sewing today – not too many seams had to be redone but still a few. I have another border added to the “mother ship” on my Circa 2016 project. I think I’m understanding the on-point concept better but hopefully I will never have to do it again. I’m ready now to move on to the next border for the project – it involves 120 half-square triangles so it will keep me busy. I admit though that it is nice to see an end in sight.

Pat warned me that yesterday’s parcel at the post office might be very large and I’d probably need to lower the back seats to get his keyboard to fit. Since I had much of the back seat covered with my sewing machine, bags and bin I thought it would be best to come home and empty the car before heading out for the rest of my errands. But when I checked the mail there was another parcel card; I can’t pick that up until tomorrow afternoon so I decided to wait and get them both at the same time. Hopefully the second one isn’t as large and both packages will fit in the car at the same time. I’ll do the bank deposit tomorrow as well as some other shopping that needs to be done.

I’m tired tonight so I think I’ll finish off my knitting project and then find something else to start – that won’t be a problem as I have projects-in-waiting.

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Peggy and Barb (Elliott) came across on the noon ferry today for a visit. I originally thought lunch at a restaurant with a balcony view might be nice but with a temperature of -6 this morning I quickly decided somewhere warm would be much better. After lunch we came back to the house and chatted the afternoon away – we even had tea in the “good” china! Thanks for coming across ladies.

 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

I haven’t checked in since we were preparing for our House Concert, so let me tell you that it was wonderful. It is performers like Janelle (Nadeau) who make me think I should say yes to another season. Don’t hold me to that though as there are lots of concerts left before we make that decision. Not only was the performance once of the best we’ve had, but Janelle was such a wonderful guest.

There were four Film Festival movies scheduled for Saturday but Pat and I only made it through two of them. The first movie was a 1 PM and the second was at 3 PM; we had to clear the theatre between the shows and then be checked back in so the second film was late starting. And although there was a bit of a break before the next film and reception at 6 PM there wasn’t enough time to go for dinner anywhere, and popcorn just wasn’t going to get us through. So we decided to come home and enjoy a quiet evening. I was in bed by nine and had my light out by 9:30.

We woke up to a bit of snow this morning but the sun is shining now and there isn’t much left. Even so, I didn’t feel at all odd listening to Janelle’s Christmas CD while I puttered around in my studio. Pat flew out to Vancouver this morning; he’ll be teaching all week. I’ve done five loads of laundry today – how did that happen? I have a busy week ahead so it is good to get it done sooner rather than later.

I feel like it might be another early night but I have a bit of tidying up I want to get done before I stop for the day – company’s coming tomorrow so I need to make a good impression!