It rained for like a bajillion days here in Texas.
I thought I was NEVER going to see the sun again. I also might have gotten a little dramatic in the end. But for reference here are some pictures from the news:
The Trinity River in 2014
The Trinity River On Thursday
It flooded a little around where I live, and by flooded I mean the manmade pond next my apartment overflowed. We had to find a new running path. It was rough, man.
I finally finished packing my room, and my lovely assistant agreed to help me move. Did I also mention I get to keep my said lovely assistant because she is moving schools with me? Well I do.
Did I also mention there are exactly 3 hours left in this school year? Oh yeah! Summer is knocking at my door. I know I am going to spend a considerable amount of time up at work either putting my room together or going to trainings, but I am going to have a lot of time to myself. Since David works through the summer, I spend a lot of time by myself. So this summer, I put together a list of goals for my summer:
1. Nap at least every day.
2. Finish Geometric Ripples.
3. Finally decide how Geometric Ripples will be quilted. I like to hand quilt, but this 105” by105” monster may just kill me. I could do it on my machine, but my mouth is pretty small. I have also thought about taking a long arm class at my LQS, and then renting a long arm and quilting it. THEN I thought about taking the easy route and sending it to a Long Armer to quilt, but I don’t know if I want to burden anyone with this. I feel like I got myself into it. I should get myself out. I hope you all don’t think I hate this quilt. I actually really love it, but as with most things you love, you find yourself disliking it occasionally. What do you think I should do?
4. Start making anything and everything from this book:
5. Finish quilting Sunset Sampler. You won’t believe what I did today. I took the Sunset Sampler to work with me today, and when I got home tonight I realized I left it in my classroom. Whomp Whomp.
6. Follow along with the Quilt Design a Day Facebook page, and actually design more. I have done the past three days, and I can already see the improvements in my designs. I haven’t shared any yet. Mostly because… well I don’t want to. Yet.
7. Write posts on this blog at least 3 times a week.
8. Finally figure out how to make a Lone Star quilt with out wanting to throw my sewing machine through a window. This may need to be an end of the summer project.
What are your goals this summer?