Monday, December 01, 2008
A Gift from the Universe
A good sized snowstorm hit Sunday afternoon, and when the snow slowed down, the winds kicked up. We were lucky(?) enough to be in the narrow band of heaviest snowfall. And the outfall from all this is: SNOWDAY! Yup, the school district where the library is located closed for the day which means the library closes too. It's an unpaid day, but it's also a great gift from the universe. I was able to sew all day long.
I picked up the Scrap Bag Log Cabin from the long arm quilter over the weekend--incredible turnaround time! I made miles and miles of bias binding and accomplished the machine sewing part of this operation.
Now all that remains is miles and miles of hand stitching. Good TV watching job. Very pleased to have gotten this far on this quilt.
I was able to spend the bulk of today working on my super-secret letter project. Feeling pretty good about all this...
Watched two movies through all this: Iron Jawed Angels, an HBO film, with Hilary Swank, about Alice Paul and the American Woman's Party and their role in women's suffrage. That one was so-so with a jarringly modern music score. Also watched The Hours. I had loved the book and the movie was really well done. Nicole Kidman and that fake nose...!
No doubt it's back to work tomorrow.