It rained all day today. We haven't had enough rain this year and I love it, but it makes me lazy and sleepy. So, yes, I did indulge in a nap this afternoon while the rain ran down the windows outside. I wanted to take a nap a little earlier in the afternoon, but I couldn't. Hubby kept calling me from Costco and WalMart.
My sister-in-law was nice enough to go shopping with him, and I had given him a list--mostly applesauce cake ingredients--and reasonably explicit instructions about what to get. Mostly I was concerned about the applesauce. Back when this cake was made by my grandmother, applesauce was applesauce. There wasn't a choice between regular applesauce, unsweetened applesauce, chunky applesauce, and cinnamon applesauce. So I told Hubby to get regular, old fashioned, run-of-the-mill applesauce. Do you think Costco had any? No! Well, actually they DID but only in the small individual servings. And they had some labeled "no sugar added." I don't think that's what my grandmother used. There were a couple other things on the list that Costco didn't have, so Hubby and his sister went over to the Super WalMart to fill the rest of the list. They called me twice from WalMart.
You know, you can't hardly get annoyed with a man who keeps calling and keeps you from napping when he's the one out there, fighting the Christmas crowds and doing the shopping in the rain. Nope. I knew I was a lucky woman. I can't say I really enjoyed getting up to answer the phone every 15 minutes, but I was grateful. Sleepy but grateful. And now I have this:
I surely do have to make that cake now. I'm committed. Because there's no way I'm going to use up all this applesauce otherwise!
Besides being lazy and napping, I worked a little bit on quilting the Hey Ghoul Friend quilt. I'm waiting for a collection of bright threads to arrive by mail, and I'll need those to quilt part of it, but I found I had enough of the thread colors I need to get started on the center, at least.
The backing has been giving me fits though. When I first pinned it last weekend, I pinned it out on the patio where it was cold and damp. I finished the pinning and when I took it off the table, I found the backing had settled into a little crack between the tables, and I had a "bubble" in the middle. So, I had to take half the pins out and try again. By then, the fabrics were fairly damp and stretchy, and as you can imagine, I didn't end up with the best pinning job! So tonight, I readjusted quite a few of the pins once again. If this ends up hanging halfway decent when I'm done quilting it with no folds and creases in the backing, I'll be amazed!
It's back to work for me tomorrow--only three days of work this week, but it will be a very busy three days. I hope you enjoyed your weekend!