Yesterday was another of those "firsts" -- you know, first birthday without Bill, first Christmas, etc. Yesterday was our anniversary -- would have been 29 years. I had a major breakdown on Monday evening, so planned on doing nothing yesterday. In fact, I told everyone I wanted to be alone and it worked very well for me. Only had one small problem when I opened the mail and there was an anniversary card from Hospice for me. I spent half the day taking care of some paperwork -- boy is there a lot of paperwork to change things into my name only. Still haven't gotten Social Security straightened out....but that's their problem.
I haven't done any piecing in months mostly because I haven't had time and also because I just didn't feel like it. Last Monday, Kris and I held a "Quilt-In" at the Forest Preserve. We had Kay demonstrate a new to us ruler, the June Taylor Perfect Half Square and Quarter Square triangles ruler. She brought along a beautiful Jacob's Ladder quilt done in batiks to demonstrate the ruler too. Lots of people worked on those blocks and we ate lots of food and generally had a good time. I brought applique to do because I haven't been able to get my act together and pull fabrics, or cut fabrics or piece anything. I really liked the demo on the ruler though, and started to get inspired at the quilt-in.
Friday Kris and I stopped at the Leaf River Quilt Co. to pick up our Schnibbles® pattern for July and I bought some fat quarters and some charm square packs to make the pattern. However, I still hadn't done the Schnibbles® pattern for June, which was "Lincoln". (We're doing a Schnibbles Club BOM at Leaf River -- in case you hadn't figured that out!). So, Friday afternoon I decided it was time to get busy. I finally cut out "Lincoln" and pieced one of the stars together. Yesterday afternoon I finished piecing the stars and squared them up and then pieced the rail fence blocks. Today I squared up the rail fence blocks and sewed the quilt together.
We had beautiful weather (albeit a bit hot!) for our church picnic this morning.
A whole bunch of people asked for the recipe for the Oriental Salad I brought to the picnic -- nice to know it was a hit!
Will turned 3 on Friday -- what a treasure that boy is -- the perfect child to be named after his Grandpa!