It's the end of October and the roses are still blooming. See the buds? That's optimism!
Daughter Julie arrived on Thursday to see her dad and to help me with decision-making. On Friday the nursing home PT did a home assessment and made recommendations for ways to make our house more accessible. We had passes so he could spend time off-campus.
We went out to lunch, he got a haircut, and he and I voted. (He signed a form to permit me to assist him. He was able to sit in a voting booth. I read the candidates' names for each office and marked as he instructed. The election judges said they were doing a brisk business though there wasn't a line when we were there.)
|Their noses are from the Stevens side|
On Saturday we took a drive down the North Shore and had lunch in Lake Forest. On Sunday we went to church, where Stevens was heartily welcomed. It was the congregation's 93rd birthday, commemorated with a "family" photo and a potluck lunch.
I got summer sausage "mittout" (without garlic, that is).
I sneaked glances at the World Series. All of Chicagoland is rooting for the Cubs!
And, finally: the quilting report. I haven't had time to sit at my sewing machine for any extended period. The plus blocks I showed last week are still on the design wall.
I take handwork to the nursing home. Coastal Lily is by Minick and Simpson. The bright version in the photo is clipped from American Quilter magazine. The flowers have embroidered stamens. I've done 15 of the 36. I anticipate this project will have a long germination.
Barring a Hallowe'en fabric shopping excursion, here's the October stash report:
October fabric in: 0 -- zip, zilch, nada!
October fabric out: 42-3/4 (which includes 21 yards sold at the guild rummage sale and 10 yards sold afterward)
2016 to date fabric in: 345-1/4, $1338 ($3.88/yd)
2016 to date fabric out: 258-1/8
See what other quiltmakers are working on in the Monday linkups:
Main Crush Monday
Design Wall Monday