One of those days

You know … one of those days when you’re thankful for living in a wonderful place and being able to spend your time doing something that you love that will provide warmth and comfort to others.

I’m completely on a night schedule right now so I slept a couple hours, fed and walked Finn at 7am, slept another few hours and was up by 12 noon. First up, a visit to the postal facility and then a 30 minute hike, followed by a late lunch by the lake. How could one NOT be grateful to live in such a beautiful place?

When I got home, I made up the guest bed with fresh sheets and did some laundry … Keith’s brother and sister-in-law are coming for a brief visit and will spend Friday night with us.

Then it was time to quilt – #5 of 12+ tops to be finished in the next few weeks is quilted. Another HeartStrings top from AnnG. After trimming this one, I loaded top #6 and it’s ready to quilt tomorrow.

The quilting on this one is freehand, a swirly version of Dwirling from the Pajama Quilter DVD. Dawn’s DVDs are no longer available but she gave me permission to share a brief description of how I quilt this pattern and you can see it at this post.

I made the binding and got it sewn on ready for hand stitching. Luckily Keith is coming home tomorrow afternoon because I’ve got 3 ready to hand stitch!

When I finished up downstairs, it was time to feed and walk Finn again and now we’re relaxing on the porch. I’ll get some knitting in this evening. I hope your day was as wonderful as mine!


  1. What a wonderful day. Enjoy the ones where everything seems to go well and you are relaxed. I saw 6 of the 7 black Angus calves born in the last 30 days outside my dining room as I worked from home today. In the office next 2 days.
    Enjoying the beautiful flowers blooming and garden plants that will bear fruit soon. Lovely day here. Work was hectic but surroundings were peaceful.

  2. Life is too short not to enjoy the beauty around us. There are lessons before our eyes, when we stop and look around us. Life is a gift, and so many blessings through the steps of our life.

  3. In spite of the turmoil in our world, life is basically good around here too. I need to remind myself about just how GOOD I do have it.

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