Yesterday was a stressful day for some reason. So much to do and not enough time to do it. Today.... I plan to relax and putter with a little of this and a little of that and some hockey watching in the afternoon before I head to pick up the kids tonight from Grandma.
I plan to add some stitches into block #11 of the Endless Diamond block and get it finished up. I started stitching this at horses yesterday. Then I'll switch to hand quilting on the frame to make some progress on the Cat and Mouse quilt while finishing up the hockey game. I make the middle 4 diamonds, then the corner parts with a color on each side of the white diamond. Then I add the white sides to all 4 corners before adding them one at a time to the middle. They are a little wrinkled since I just pulled them out of the bag I took to horses. Block #12 is prepped and ready to go as well. I try and get one of each color of the rainbow in each block pulling from the scrap bins. Hand piecing lines are drawn on the back of each. Linking up with the Slow Sunday Stitchers and Oh Scrap.
There will be some machine and fabric playing in yellow to make a couple of nine patches and friendship star blocks this morning. Then I'll play around with those blocks added to 18 others (or 23? not sure if I want a 48x60 or 60x60 quilt) and get them sewed together. I had hoped to do this Saturday, alas that did not happen.
First it was horses with Emily.... we left the house at 10 and got home close to 1. Then I made my butternut squash pasta with brussel sprouts for lunch ( and used up the leftover supplies from the last time I made it!) Then it was lots of water testing..... we seem to have gotten a 36 gallon aquarium on sale 1/2 off on Monday for the boy to get fish. We tried the water at Petsmart Friday night and it was too high in the PH so no fish. He was very disappointed! I prodded Greg to help him adjust it and we had to made a trip to the store to get distilled water to swap some out....... a little more testing and it was around 5PM. I had a zoom wedding at 6:30.... the pet store has been understaffed the last 2 times we went so when hubby offered to take him (despite being in the car killing his back)... I let him! It was a good thing too, they arrived home at 6:30 as the wedding was starting! (Congrats to my niece and her husband!) Myrtle the chicken attended as well - Emily was holding her. This is the one Greg named and is currently in her own 'cage' inside as she is sneezing and seems to have a respiratory infection. Antibiotics are arriving on Monday for her. Tractor Supply gave us another little barred rock in case this one does not make it. Emily named the new one DC - Daisy Chickolotta. She is a baby and about half the size of this one.
After the wedding and dinner was picked up, it was time to deal with the e-mails from 2 of Emily's teachers. Seems she is having issues with submitting things - documents not saving and work not being turned it. 3 weeks in before the teachers raised a red flag? Seems she is too shy to speak up in class. It was an extremely frustrating evening trying to have her show us around in teams, what she could not figure out and her brother trying to be our tech support. Figured out one thing just started so we showed her how to use chat to let the teacher know and ask how to proceed. Just need to do that with the other one... she was 'done' by the time we got to that subject. A very stressful evening.
The boy was tickled pink though - he got to watch his silly fish swim all around and get used to their new home. He got 4 velvet swag sword tail (orange), 3 hb blue guppies and 4 algae eaters called Otocinclus catfish to start.