Yesterday was a long day, but my daughter made it through surgery with flying colours. Thank you for your prayers and happy thoughts! Now we are facing a six week recovery period with no baby lifting for mom. Like at all. Some of you might remember we went through something similar just a few months ago, so it will be all right, we know what to do. Both boys are used to being here, and now that grandbaby has started kindergarden, I will have a few hours a day to myself, providing some much needed relief for my less-than-fabulous knee.
The good part is that I get to see them all a lot, and I will have to get more structured about getting quilting related work done, making time count. Most days I don’t even bother to start on anything unless I have hours of free time ahead of me, and I have wanted to change that.
I did get a head start on Project Making Time Count this weekend. Husband took grandson bowling on Sunday, and while they were gone, instead of slouching in front of the telly, I got started on a challenge piece for our upcoming guild meeting on Wednesday.
I even finished it after grandson had gone home in the afternoon, so now I am all set for the meeting and quite proud of myself for making use of a little time here and a little time there. I’ll be teaching a Kvist class before the meeting, thank goodness the kits are done or I would have been in big trouble indeed.
Grandson and I also spent a happy hour painting. We used to do so quite often when husband worked every weekend, but now that he spends more time at home we do other things. First I had to clear away the Christmas decorations; I am ashamed to say they had been waiting on our dining room table for more than a week.
We had bought some new paint which turned out to be water colour paint rather than acrylics. Note to self: read the package! There were some difficulties getting the paint to stick onto the canvas, but not adding water helped.
I’m thinking this will work very well as a basis for experimenting with creating fog as it does have some nice layers and textures.
Oh well, I’d better get on with my day (or rather tomorrow as I wrote this last night; I have a feeling this will be a regular thing for the next 6 weeks). Thanks for stopping by!