My entry for the 20th day of LOAD – Layout A Day – May 2020 Challenge. Last December, I gifted myself some luscious pearlescent water colours; I finally got around to taking them for a test spin today! In person, they’re more pearlescent and I think using smoother cardstock paper will make a difference. It’s all fun…and to be continued.
I am still reading Before We Were Yours and started the above – it’s non-fiction – Monday… Miter blocks are movin’ right along – two to go and this block will also be done. If I play my cards right, I may even finish the lap robe by the end of #the100dayproject. Time will tell…
Joining Kat and friends for another Unraveled Wednesday.
Yesterday, Tues, was Recent Reads and since we are homebound, we met via Zoom – which enabled our friend Adele (in Ohio) to join us. The photo is the second half of a two page spread on yesterday’s meet-up; slipped in the book pocket is a screen-shot photo of our Zoom session – the only person you can see is me. And yes, that is the Golden Gate Bridge -one of Zoom’s virtual backgrounds. When I stand up and move away from the camera, I actually look like I’m walking across the bridge. Fun … the book I’m reading is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. It’s quite a page turner. I haven’t had a chance today to resume but I intend to do so in a few short hours.
Later, I took a walk; these are flowers at my niece Kayla’s elementary school – two blocks from my house. When she attended, the rose bushes weren’t planted. Pretty, yes K?!
This is my second medium-sized Log Cabin 9 Patch block. Thanks to #the100dayproject, I’m making good progress; 63 days ’til the project ends. Hmm, I may come pretty close to finishing this project … We’ll see.
Time to have dinner and then log onto Zoom for a scrapbooking crop to work on today’s LOAD520 challenge. Joining Katand friends for another unraveled wednesday.
6:29 am ~ morning sky
12 hours ago and counting, my day began … and it is not over by any stretch of the imagination. Last night, we stayed up til midnight, watching reruns of The Golden Girls (1985 – 1992). The TV program is just as funny and pertinent as it was 28 years ago .
Today has been quietly busy, perhaps because I’m documenting it: participating in Ali Edwards inspired week in the life – WiTL. I think the last time I actually did a WiTL was September 2017 when I went to Oregon for a week long quilting class and then to Seattle to visit friends.
~6:23 pm ~ evening sky~
All day, the sky’s been a study: clouds, clouds, clouds, appearing very ominous and then, sunlight and blue skies break through, if only temporary. Fascinating. Beautiful. Today I wrote Haiku:
The sky ~ a study.
Clouds come, go. Birds fly high, low.
Nature’s gift to us
As MSQT evolved, I made a list of 11 things to do today….of course not all have received my undivided attention but 8 will by the time I go to bed. Tomorrow I host our bimonthly Recent Reads gathering… because of Covid -19, we are meeting via Zoom. So on that note, I shall hit publish and move onto creating my LOAD Day 11, which is – conveniently – to document today.
I hope your day has been a good one and that your tomorrow, even better.
Last week I was delighted to see the white iris in bloom; this week, I’m doubly delighted to see its purple companion…and looking forward to more blooms. Last year, if I recall, there was nary a bloom.
On the knitting front, I began the second set of medium sized log cabin 9 patch blocks – 9 blocks similar to this – the order of colors will be different and the knitting, much better, now that I know how to make a miter. These blocks are one of my #the100days Project 2020. I may even get all the blocks knit by July 15.
I have several titles in ebook and audio format for my SAH Book 2020 Bingo card…but, I wanted to read a real book, that is, one printed on paper…so, I scoured my shelves and found Lisa Wingate’s Before We Were Yours . I’ve read the first chapter and I think I’ll stick with it… not sure what square it might fill, there are two possibilities, one being the free square. Time will tell.
On the personal storytelling front, the May LOAD (Layout A Day ) scrapbook challenge is in full gear. The theme is The Beatles and all the prompts are based on their numerous hits; it’s fun! Today’s prompt includes a sunrise… I’m sure I have a photo or dozens of the sunrise in my photos, ya think?
And that wraps it up for another Unraveled Wednesday. Joining Kat and friends here.