Happy Friday! For some reason this week, I'm glad to see the weekend coming. I'm not normally one of those people who is always counting down to Saturday and Sunday and then complaining about Monday. I feel like I should enjoy each day as it comes. This has been a fairly busy week though, more for my husband than me. He has been suffering with a cold for nearly two weeks now ( he generously "shared" it with me) and Wednesday morning he had to take a PT test. For everyone not in the military out there, that is where they get tested on their physical fitness. In the Army, the normal test consists of 2 minutes of sit-ups, 2 minutes of pushups, and a 2 mile run. The person must complete a certain amount of pushups and sit-ups in the two minutes and that amount changes for sex and age. The run is timed and you have a minimum time to complete it. Anyway, that is sort of irrelevant in this story because my husband has a "profile" (basically a note from the doctor) saying that his ankle is screwed up so he can't do pushups or run. He gets to skip the pushups but instead of the run he can bicycle, swim, or walk. He walks. He wasn't informed that he had this test until the night before. He had to be there at 6 AM, which meant a 4:30 wakeup. Despite being sick, he "gave it his all" and did well. In fact, has actually passed many of the runners, some by as much as a quarter of a mile. This is just a long way of saying that the poor man needs some rest, and I am glad that he can tomorrow.
I myself woke up this morning at 4. Usually I can get back to sleep, but I started thinking about how the final installment of Pam Buda's Nabby's Dowry was coming out this morning. Needless to say, I didn't get back to sleep. (I suppose I already know that I'm a little bit of a quilt geek that way.) Anyway, Pam posted it around 6 AM my time. I got right to work.
Here is the finished project:
When I laid out my blocks before this morning, I thought they looked kind of busy all together. I was glad to see the sashing going between them, and I think it really helps give them the "separation" that they need. However, I worry that the red is maybe a bit too strong. All I see is the sashing when I look at this.
But maybe that isn't a bad thing? I'm thinking that if I had used something duller or softer, it may have disappeared into the whole thing and made it busy or muddy. At any rate, I'm not going to rip it apart. I'm going to live with it for a while and see how I feel.
Here is a detail shot. The red has a bit of a stripe in it, and I couldn't help but use a reproduction, navy flag print for the outer border, just to add my patriotic signature.
I got a nice surprise in the mail yesterday! I had won a prize for the last Schnibble parade and it arrived.
I hope your weekend is good!