It was off to breakfast this morning with a friend and we were headed to one of our “usual” breakfast spots. She’s very predictable; she always goes the same route to certain places from my house. We headed off in a different direction — still a correct way to go just not her usual way. We were busy talking and all of a sudden she realized where we were and asked “why did we come this way?” ROFLOL I was NOT the driver but she knows I take perverse pleasure in waiting to see how long it takes before she realizes what she’s done. Yes – it is not the first, nor will it be the last time that happens.
Eventually we got to the restaurant and then to the german bakery (yum). They actually had some of their oh so delicious christmas cookies out so we sampled our way through the store but I didn’t come home with any. A great crusty loaf of black forest sourdough and some baguettes (since they were two for one). I’m going to have to chop the baugettes in half so I can get them in bags and stick them in the freezer. The across the street to the Bruce Company, a greenhouse that turns most of their patio furniture part of the store into christmas wonderland with more decorated trees than I cared to count. We go every year to pick up a few new ornaments and comment on the really bizzare ornaments. So later I’ll take a picture of my new additions for my tree this year — three new ornaments crept into my bag.
Then on to the quilt shop followed by the grocery store. The blue fabric I bought last week is just too bright and I have a certain shade stuck in my head and nothing else seems quite right to me. The flash is lightening them a little but that’s the blue I wanted for one leaf quilt (the larger one I want to make) and the other two fabrics are for the smaller leaf quilt I’m working on and I should have left overs to make a few blocks for the Batik Block Swap too and once again I just remembered I forgot to pick up the background fabric for that block swap. Dang! But did earn a new gift certificate at the quilt shop so that was a bonus!
I’ve still got Madison Square Garden laying on the sewing table about half pinbasted so I want to get that basting done this weekend so I can get started on the quilting. and have room to work on some other stuff.
But I’m getting closer to finishing that first Candlepower sock and really want to work on that instead this afternoon so the pin basting will wait for a while.
These are the socks I put on this morning and whenever I wear them they make me laugh. The legs of both look like one another because there’s a different stitch pattern on them that stopped any pooling. But I do like that bright blue sideways vee on the other foot. 🙂