A quieter week

Last week was a much quieter week with no big finishes. 

My sewing time was spent making more pointy border sections.  These take a lot of time, but I think if I really focus, I could have this one finished and the last pair made by first week of February. 

I wish I'd broken that yellow up a little bit more, but I keep reminding myself that this quilt is going to be so bright, you aren't going to notice small places like that where a single color is concentrated, so I'm trying not to focus too much on what I wish I'd done differently.. 
Most of my week was spent focused on work.  And, food...as in trying to eat less of it.  Finally the tempting sweets that I could not throw away are gone and it's just me and my healthy snacks.  Work was busy, with new projects and updates on old projects and everybody in a great mood.  The manager that is retiring has 11 more days to go and I'm starting to get to know his replacement.  He's new to the company, so there will be lots of opportunity to train him right and also to learn what he brings to the job.  He will be here the first week of February and I will get to meet him face to face.  Looking forward to that. 
This Christmas cactus bloomed just a little bit late, but we brought it in so we could enjoy it.  Look at all that sunshine!  We had rain and hail one night, but both days of the weekend were gorgeous.  Unfortunately, the rain meant I couldn't dig in the dirt like I would have liked to.  After the foundation repair, we still need to empty the beds along the back of the house and start over with a new plan that includes new soil and better drainage away from the house.  It's going to be a lot of work, but I'm sure we are up to it. 
And, finally a dog picture.  She's so cute!  This is Syd's dog that is living with us.  She's gotten used to us and every night, she lays next to my pillows, waiting for me to get in bed, even though she knows that when I get in bed, she'll have to move out of the way.  She watches and waits. 
Everybody have a great week!  I'm sure mine will be focused on work again.  But, there will be some fun time as well.  There always is, if I can get out of the way and make room for it.  Lane


Anonymous said...

I like yellow in quilts. It's not used enough IMO.

Anonymous said...

I like the yellow. What a cute doggie. Thanks for sharing. Mary

Anonymous said...

Love the little dog. Don't envy you rebuilding the back flower beds, but you guys can get it done. Train the new boss just like you want him. lum

Dot said...

You are really at a fine time in your life. I appreciate reading about how you are tackling things - very capably and with an equally positive attitude.