Today I was able to enjoy a day off. I started the day with cutting fabric for swap blocks that need to be done in two weeks. I patiently cut all the squares and then started on the HSTs. I sewed all the squares together and started cutting them apart only to realize two-thirds of them are backwards! I didn't put the right sides together.
Luckily at that point DH suggested we go out for a late breakfast. Yummy. Just the break I needed. After breakfast I went to Staples and purchased a anti-fatigue floor mat. The last few times I've had to do a lot of cutting my back has gotten tired and sore. I'm hoping the floor mat will help.
The thought of making more HSTs was not appealing, yet I felt the need to create. I remembered Darlene's post about making 4-patches from nickel squares. I grabbed my package of nickel charms of Sunflowers of Provence and started making 4-patches. I'm not sure what I'm going to make from them yet, but here they are laid out on the rug. At least I didn't have to make any HSTs.
On Saturday we deep cleaned our house since we had company for dinner. I decided to repair some missing tiles on my mosaic back splash. I made this back splash when we moved into this house four years ago. With the exception of the white tiles with the coffee cups and the tiles around the top, I made the rest of the tiles from bakeable clay. So you can see I've been using "Coffee Time" for some time.
I can't wait for this coming weekend. The big stress at work will be relieved. DH is going to NYC early Saturday morning and other than a birthday party on Saturday afternoon I don't have to go anywhere. I'm ready for a weekend of quilting. DS and DIL are coming over with their DVD collection of Deep Space Nine. We are going to watch the DVDs and the Red Sox/Yankees games while DIL and I quilt. Yippee!