|Going around in circles|
the weather in Aurora today
Changeable. Mercurial. Hot and cold. The weather can't make up it's mind. It was a hot week with the sun beating down making the feels like temps in the 80's with nights in the 40's. It would be nearly perfect if I hadn't overreacted to the quick change to 19F a couple weeks ago and traded my closet for all winter clothes!
On the walk yesterday, Milo just plopped down in shade and panted, refusing to walk one more step!
He was upset to be wearing his black fur coat in the sun. He is concerned about the increasingly hot days and hopes humans can fix the problems before it's too late for poodles to survive.
On the to do list
OMG, isn't it annoying when you have plans and life drives up and hits you sideways?
I wanted to finish this year's halloween quilt, go to be aligned, and watch dancing with the stars.
My husband broke his car yesterday when someone turned in front of him causing him to swerve and hit the curb.
Just like that his car is at the car-spital for who knows how long, he's catching rides and my week is derailed too.
I need to decide whether to go for my own body work, because I might have to drive dh downtown to the Denver car repair , which stresses me.
We checked some things off the list this weekend though... putting out some of my Halloween decorations,
Oh and I should get dressed.
And drink more water as I started getting that dehydrated bladder pain this weekend. Cranberry juice in it's natural form is torture.
In the craft basket
I wouldn't call it craft, as it's a big part of my life not just a hobby, but on Friday last I started cutting precious Halloween fabrics for this year's art quilt, and am ready to get it done so I can start on my latest challenge.
Interpret a painting by Vermeer in fiber.
On writing fiction
I love doing weekly prompts and wrote the next installment of my novel in this post (sunday-stories.)
Tips and Tricks
someone online suggested using tie backs (that I never used) for iron cords. Perfecto! Those unruly cords are tied to the handle with pretty fabric, with a button hole that I'd not try these days.
Maybe not spiritual, but realistic.
If you're going to follow a pattern, then invest. Go ahead and read it before you start. I don't often follow patterns or recipes as I am old and have been to the rodeo before and pretty much get the idea of how to sew and cook, plus I want to do my own thing.
This week I learned some sewing lessons from mistakes I made, and learning from doing is usually fine for me. I'll include those in my post on the Halloween quilt
I suppose the other lesson came from dh's car caper. Be patient while driving, and be alert to other people who aren't alert.And when a spouse messes up the car, be patient as it can happen to any of us. And be alert to the details of handling the problems.
I also jumpstarted an online quilting group discussion as the group had become too quiet. Now I have interesting discussions to read and connections to make. Yea! Win win. Others said they had missed hearing from the members but I risked ridicule by starting a new discussion. brave...
I'm trying to stay awake long enough to finish my tea shop mystery as it's overdue. I also checked out this book on returning to art school in your 60's. I would like to get a master's degree but probably in sociology mixed with art... if I can stand to have a young thing critique my work, maybe writing.
boohoo we finished Brokenwood season, and I finished the Prime show Forever which was so much fun. So thought provoking funny, clever and weird. I'll miss it.
I spent some time this week listening to music new to me, from YoYoMa's two groups, Goat Rodeo and Silkroad. I discovered a female singer I liked named Aiofe O Donovan (prounounced eva)
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