Around here, weekends are pretty much the same as weekdays. The cattle don't care that it's a Saturday and if there is a leak to be fixed, it gets fixed, Sunday or not. But sometimes, a free day rolls around and sometimes it falls on a Saturday. Like today. We still chore and check some water and tend to the garden and chickens and water, but that's a free day around here.
This morning DH is off playing and I am choosing to ignore the kitchen floor and play with fabric. DH called right after he left and said he forgot coffee and was turning around so I filled his mug and met him out in the drive. When he drove up I grinned and said, "Now where are you gonna get service like THAT?!" He chuckled and handed me this:
and said, "Not that that's all your worth, but it's all I got." :) That's ok. I'll take a kiss and a rain check. ;)
Gosh! I almost don't know what to do with a free morning! I don't really want to trim blocks for the gypsy quilt, but I do really want to get it pieced so that goes to the top of the list. So I trim a bit and sew a bit...all morning and I make good progress
even though I get sidetracked by the precarious stack of fabric on the cutting table.
No. stay focused.
I would love to finish this up, but I still need a backing. Last week we made a day trip to Texas to take a few head to the packer and drop off a trailer that needed a new floor and rewiring. We took the opportunity to whisk college girl away from her veterinary diagnostics and take her to lunch - a treat for all of us!
And I coerced DH into stopping at a quilt shop for a few minutes so that I could begin my search for a backing. I am not a blue person, but lately I have been drawn to teals and turquoise and azure. Perhaps I've been listening to too much Jimmy Buffet. He's keeping me company today too....I'm growing older, but not up... sing along!
A few years back, college girl had to take a test with lots of odd questions that was supposed to gauge her aptitude for various careers. Stay with me for a minute. :) She came home excited, saying that she was supposed to be the captain of a ship and she said, "Hey! I can be a pirate! How cool is that?!" Still makes us laugh. The kid's weakest subject is geography and her sense of direction is a bit skewed. However, as I am typing this, I am beginning to think this piece could be a nod to her her inner pirate. Pirates are a kind of gypsy, aren't they? And even this desert rat has a bit of salty sea in her.
I picked up this piece, but they didn't have much of it.
The good news is that it is a new line and I can get lots more if I choose to use this for the backing. But, I don't know if it's a good choice. What do you think?
Should I go with something else? There is so much going on on the front that I don't want to make the back too busy. However, the sea is calling me...