If you read my post yesterday, I said that I ran 6 miles Tuesday morning (tired, but felt alright) and then, for my day off of running, I power-walked 4 miles yesterday (yeah, with that true power-walk gait). Well....did you realize there is a difference in muscle use when running versus when power-walking??
OMGoodness! A tendon at the back of my left knee is KILLING me!!! I even have a little gimpy walk right now because I can't fully straighten my leg :0( Therefore.....there was NO RUNNING for me this AM. HOWEVER, tomorrow---no excuses! I simply must get my speed workout in once I drop the girls off in the morning. A little ibuprofin will help me out if needed :0)
Therefore...after dropping the girls off this morning, I was jetting my way back home right away. It was a dreary, overcast, COOL day out, so I perked up another pot of coffee and then headed downstairs for another morning of Midget Madness.
and then came Block #17: Airplane
and Block #18: New Album with some fussy-cutting
and Block #19: Crow's Nest
and....ummm.....WHOA!!!!!! Holy buckets! Who ever designed this baby???!?!? I simply didn't have the heart to start it with only 30 minutes left before needing to pick the girls up. So, I left a bit early and visited with a few students and teachers while waiting for the girls.
The afternoon consisted of taking Shadow to the vet (5 yr old Black Lab) and working in the garden. During dinner, I announced to Paul that I did NOT plan to head back outside after dinner; I wanted to spend some time downstairs.
and this on the quilting frame
and these waiting on the side for borders and backing
(sound familiar Angela??!??!) ;0)
Instead.....THIS box of RWB scraps were itching to be organized and made into something for Angela's July Rainbow Scrap Challenge
I actually had a Quick Quilts pattern all set to try out that called for 2.5" strips. Hmmm.......I really didn't have that many in my RWB box; instead, I had loads of 2" strips. So.....ho-hum...ho-hum.......wonder what would happen if I strip them up a bit....
and then grab a couple of specialty rulers.....the Companion to make some QST units and the Easy Angle for some HST units (and to eliminate as much waste as possible)...
a little arrangement there....
laying out the blocks for a view of what can be obtained with an hour of putzing. Two cute blocks; the larger 9.5" unfinished, and the smaller 6.5" (trimmed up) unfinished. Thoughts of having the larger blocks in the center, and maybe the smaller blocks as border units? Or backing units???
And then....another designing lightbulb hit.......grabbing some 2" white strips.....
LOOK at how nicely the two play together now!!!!!! LOVE IT! Now......hmmmmmm......a name for this design?
Hope your quilting and summer endeavors are splendidly marching along :0)
OH! Gosh.....maybe that's the name???? "Splendidly Marching Along"