I've reached the end of a totally self-indulgent weekend. Friday night after dinner I went to the grocery store, and that's the last time I left the house, and in fact, the last time I did anything I was "supposed to do" all weekend. I didn't clean house. I didn't make a couple phone calls I had planned to make. I didn't fix my hair and make-up and I only grudgingly got dressed. When Hubby asked on Friday if I wanted to get up early Saturday and go to a couple thrift stores, his suggestion was met with a resounding NO! And, as you may have noticed, I missed writing a blog post.
So what did I do? I stayed up late and slept in. I napped when I felt like it. I read. I cooked--what I wanted, when I wanted. I watched TV. I sewed. I sewed some more. And between everything else, I sewed.
When I should have been writing my blog, I was sewing. Saturday night I stayed up until 3:30 a.m. sewing. And then I read for a half hour before turning out the light.
It felt good to do what I wanted and not feel the sense of responsibility that normally forces me to do other--grown up--things. It was a lot like being a kid on summer vacation--and you know it's really rare that we get a chance to feel like that again!
By the wee hours of Saturday night/Sunday morning, I finished the applique for the borders of the Halloween quilt. Here's what it looks like so far--
Of course, that big, BIG green center will have the witch appliqued onto it, but that's something that will have to wait a little longer. I like to put stuff like this up on my design wall and look at it for a bit. Right now, I'm thinking I might like to add twist-and-turn sashing to those border pieces, and that would mean coming up with a little "fill" between the center panel and the border pieces since the sashing will make the borders longer. I'll ponder it for awhile.
In the meantime, I've made the pieced basket corners and added the borders to the X-Rated quilt. There's not a whole lot to show you yet there, but here's a peek at some applique pieces I'm prepping--they're the centers of some appliqued flowers:
And, although as I mentioned, I DIDN'T go thrifting this weekend, I DID go one night after work last week--Thursday, I think. I found a couple things I liked--a bacon press, a candleholder that's a mouse reading a book, and an embroidered table runner--and I thought I'd share a photo.
I also found a clay pig piggybank for Hubby--he can create something fun with it. I would have gotten a photo, but Hubby took it out to his garage/workbench/Frankenstein's laboratory before I had a chance. I think that's what inspired him to want to go thrifting, but there was no way I was giving up a nice lie in on a Saturday morning after a stressful work week!
I wish that instead of going to bed tonight, I could stay up several more hours working on my projects, but it's time to face reality--back to work tomorrow. I hope your weekend was everything you wanted it to be!