Up and at it….ear buds and ipod ready! Off I went for a 6 mile walk jog this morning! I woke up about 6am…I LOVE early mornings! Seconded only by that time right before evening falls..when shadows are long and the sun is working it’s way down…that 3 hours of time left before dark…
And lest you think that I run the whole thing……there is a reason I call it a walk/jog. I tend to walk a song, run a song, walk a song, run a song as I listen to my music. I can’t DO long distances just running. I’ve never been able to….but I think the important thing is that I am out there moving my body. I’ll never win any races, I probably even look pretty ridiculous, but you know what? Who cares. My health matters to me, and that means exercising when I can.
I ran by some orange orchards!! I admit I don’t know a lot about farming, but these all seemed to have just left last year’s crop still on the tree….they are just rotting there. How sad!
You can see them still on the trees. I’m sure there are reasons why…like…maybe orange prices were down and it cost more to harvest them that they would bring in…but I still think it is a shame that someone wasn’t able to pick these when they were good!
However, I did see LOTS of trees with exciting abundance of NEW FRUIT for the next harvest! These oranges are looking quite happy as they grow!
Last evening another huge storm rolled through….and that squashed my plans to be out and about….so after dinner, I braved the rain to go to my car and bring in some handwork. The lobby has a nice seating area and a big screen TV…so I sat and finished the binding and hanging sleeve on my pineapple quilt! YAY! It’s really REALLY done!
I know….that blue/mauve piece does NOT go with the backing fabric! But you know what? When showing quilts and handing them to the holders during my lectures, we have the hardest time finding which way is UP if the sleeve MATCHES the backing fabric! I don’t care what the hanging sleeve is made of. It’s a great way to clear out a 1/2 yard of some old 1990s cutesy calico! Gone! Good bye! Good Riddance! LOL!
I haven’t written on the label yet…it’s just an 8” square of white on white ((Yes, I want that all GONE from my stash…Labels are a great place to use it!)) folded on the diagonal, pressed, and placed in a bottom corner. The binding seam anchors it, and the edges are covered and secure by the binding folding over the edges. All I had to do was hand stitch that folded edge. DONE! I’ll write on it when I’m home. I want to include things like how many pieces it has, how long it took, the name, the date, that kind of stuff. But for now…It’s FINISHED. Whew! :c)
Yesterday’s Star Struck Workshop was FUN!! So many different fabrics, so many different ways to go!
Today I move on to Lakeland for a lecture tonight with the Ladies of the Lake guild!
Tomorrow? I’m meeting up with my friend Lisa who is here from Stuttgart, Germany with her daughter doing all kinds of fun Orlando things!! We are going to EPCOT!! OH YEAH!! I’ve never been….and I’m looking forward to spending the day with them!