Sunday, March 3, 2019

Day 1

I'm on vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Friday was my last day at work, and I was so relieved and excited that I was up at 4:30 yesterday morning.  Not that I want that to be a habit or anything, but
I got all three spiral tops sewn together, and then went for a long walk because after the last couple weeks of late winter, it was sunny and beautiful.  While everyone is usually pretty friendly on the walking path near us, everyone was so relieved to have a spring day that the mood was positively exuberant--everyone chatting about the great weather and how beautiful it was.  It's the first time it's taken me two and a half hours to walk 4 miles.  :)

The latest sock got a bit of attention as well,
 though this morning I've been working on one of the sweaters.  I won't be able to make a visible dent in the stash in 2 weeks, but I am hoping to locate the stylus for my new machine and my left quilting glove.  I think Venus probably stole my stylus as she keeps making off with the bamboo skewers I keep in the sewing room, but the second glove is a bit more of a mystery.   I generally keep them in the drawer of the sewing cabinet, but clearly the system has a few faults.

My big goal for the vacation is to learn how to embroider with the new machine.
 I adore this machine.  It's so well designed--markings everywhere to measure, though I did go in to order a more secure table for when I quilt as between the cats and I, this little table came off a lot while quilting.  I love the extra light, and it has a dual-feed feature that I use on just about everything.  If I ever stop sewing on it, I have a list of new embroidery projects to do.