One of the reasons that I really like quilt-as-you-go projects is because, if I'm hand quilting them, I can pick them up and take them just about anywhere, and quilt to my heart's content. Today we had a lot of errands to run (with Todd driving) so that afforded me the opportunity to do my '15 minutes' (and then some) in the passenger seat!
Last night I finished this block (which I watched the crushing defeat of my team, bless their hearts) . . .
And marked these two blocks . . .
And I'm aware (and apologize) that you really can't see what I've quilted or marked. But trust me, it's there.
This morning we got in the car and headed out and about. I took one of the blocks with me and busily got to work:
I know some folks struggle with working like this in the car (or even reading), but I've been blessed with the ability, so I take advantage of it when I can. And please ignore my cuticles. I didn't realize how bad they looked until I took this photo!
In the middle of our errand-running, we met a some dear friends for lunch. We ate at Rosie's, our very favorite Mexican restaurant.
Todd and I get the cheese dip and then split this plate of Nachos Al Carbon (fajita nachos). Yum!!
From the restaurant, we finished up our errands and I finished up my block:
And then we headed over [Todd's secret plan] to the movie theater to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. For the second time! Yes -- we do like it *that* much! We'll probably see it in the theater one more time!
We hit the grocery store on the way home (our last, last, last stop) and then got ourselves tucked in for the evening. My friend gave me this cool tea infuser . . .
It's a strawberry! I wanted to give it a try right away, so I pulled out my favorite herbal mint tea.
I love the little pad to cover your cup -- or rest the infuser in when you're done!
Isn't that cute?? Tea in hand, I'm now off to work on the next orange block until bedtime. When it's finished, I'll have only five more blocks to quilt before I'm ready to assemble them! Whoohoo!!