I gave myself a bit of time today to cut and dye cut the fabrics for my ode to Semiology quilt. Thinking that my 4'' by 7/8ths dye cutter would somehow give me blocks measuring 3'' is something I will chalk up to lack of coffee. I'll be retooling the plan for this quilt as I go! Oy. The cutting has been made so much easier by my dye cutter, it truly is a beautiful thing. I've been cutting strips just a half inch bigger than the dye cutter on top and bottom, leaving just a quarter of an inch wiggle room to decrease the amount of waste. So far, so good. I underestimated the fabric needed for the background and have opted for a different green. That should read, I bought more fabric. I'm hoping they get here before the weekend and that our wonderful post woman doesn't wonder why there are packages of fabric arriving here again. Oy again. Here's a bit about my day:
:: woke up early to bring Rob to the airport, it is always difficult but this morning's sunrise made me grateful to be awake and appreciative of the moment.
:: listened with wonder and hope at the words of an amazing leader.
:: filled the wood stove three times... before 3 pm.
:: watched the clouds roll in and the flakes begin again.
:: didn't make it into school and certainly didn't correct as many papers as I should.
:: thought a great deal about my family.
:: cut fabric too short... twice.
:: cut fabric too long... once.
:: watched the most amazing sunrise and listened to this poet speak about that very sunrise.
:: watched the ending of Project Runway and was amazed at the talent of those designers.
:: felt proud of this great nation.
:: thought a great deal about Martin Luther King.
:: went and grabbed that cup of coffee, at 3 pm.
:: wondered if that will keep me awake this evening.
:: decided if awake, dye cutting fabric is a safe and easy way to pass the hours.
:: found joy in the smallest things... especially the four legged ones.
Wishing you joy this week, happy Monday everyone!