Sunday, July 24, 2016

Lost in Time

First, a bird update. Ms. Robin built a nest in the small Japanese maple in the front yard - and at eye level. It's located not too far from both the driveway and the side walk to the front door. She has two babies who are about ready to fledge. The nest is certainly crowded. Recently, we had a big wind storm and that little tree got whipped all over the place. As you can see, Ms. Robin, her kids, and her nest weathered the ordeal with flying colors.

Here is my lovely birthday flower. The DH fought his way through a jungle of day lilies and weeds to retrieve this delight for me. Ain't he sweet?

Now for the main story. Last weekend I got lost in time. It was Saturday, 7/16. The guild had just finished up a 3-day Quilter's Day Camp. 3 days of fun, hilarity, and sewing - so, of course, I was completely exhausted by the time I got home at 2:30 pm. I donned my pj's and made myself comfortable in front of the tv. Watched something on the DVR, then loaded a movie - Deja Vu, I think.

I watched it intently. When something loud and exciting was happening, I turned the volume down so I wouldn't disturb the DH. I get up really early, and he usually sleeps in. The movie was over around 5:30 or so, and I found myself profoundly confused about what day it was and what time of day it was. I knew the day camp was over, but I thought the it ended the previous day to the one I was in. I thought it was 5:30 Sunday morning.

But the tv, my watch, and my phone said it was Saturday July 16. What? I was so confused. I still thought it was morning, but knew it couldn't be Saturday morning, because the day camp was already over - and it was over on a Saturday. I even looked at the day and time on my computer, and brought up my Outlook calendar, which said it was Saturday. Finally, around 5:50, I believed my Outlook calendar and the time stamp on my computer and realized it was Saturday, 7/16, at 5:50 PM. I thought I had just lost it. If you are now so confused you don't know what I am talking about - you actually know what I am talking about. The DH said the same thing sometimes happens to him when he's really concentrating. I just wish it didn't take me 15 minutes to figure it out!

News From the Studio


Legend of the Spinning Top

I worked on the Sue Jones mystery quilt from the May guild workshop. Although I went to the workshop, I didn't work on my quilt. I just didn't want to lug my machine and all of the gear. As you can see, I don't have the borders on yet.

Snail Mail

Trumpet Vine
I started this quilt in the Spring of 2014, and got it put together except for the final border. It languished on the shelf for 2 full years! So, one day early in May, in a fit of productivity, I finished up the top, and got 'er quilted. I used the Trumpet Vine pantograph.

Learning for the Week

Time travel is very disorienting.

Have a delightful week! Not let's go quilt something!