We were blessed today with very mild weather and I took advantage of it by spending quite a bit of time outside. First, K and I went running this morning…oh, it felt so good to not get overheated!
We started right around 7:45 and took a route around my neighborhood that’s mostly shady. I downloaded another Podrunner track, this one is 180 bpm – it’s a tad bit fast for me but I was able to keep up with it during most of the run segments. During mile 3 I extended the walk breaks by 30 seconds to catch my breath – all in all, it was a great run and I’ll definitely be using the 180 bpm track again!
After I got cleaned up, I went out to lunch with DH and then I did a little retail therapy. I mentioned yesterday that I was going back to the QBee Quilt Shop to pick up fabric for the borders and backing on the Grandson’s quilts. I was the only customer in the shop so it was great to get a little help finding just the right fabric. We picked out a lovely blue print for Grandson #2 blanket and I got it all cut and pieced tonight…I love it!
I also picked up this fabric to use as backing for both quilts; and I’ll have enough left over to use for appliqueing their initial to the front of each quilt.
We also picked out another fabric for the border on Grandson #1 quilt, however once I got it home and laid it out on the quilt – I don’t like it…nope, no way! There’s pale blue on the train which we ‘thought’ would be pulled out by this border but it’s just not happening – so I’ll save these strips for some other project in the future. Now I’m back to square one on what border to use.
I have some left over dark blue that I used in the other top so I laid it up against this one…and I’m kind of liking it. I think I have just enough to do the border – but that will have to wait until tomorrow. I’m too tired now and I don’t want to make any measuring mistakes! 😉
That’s all for now…G’night!