Happy week of Thanksgiving in the US! We’ve got our menus planned, groceries bought, and have started baking things. But the real preparation will begin in earnest on Wednesday afternoon and I’m chomping at the bit to get started. But before we can start Thanksgiving, I’d like to share (some of) the oops* I’ve made in the last couple of weeks.
I never posted a catch up post last week! It’s because we were all sick at one point or another and my lucky day was on Friday, which is when I usually write these posts. I spent the day on the couch, recovering with two of my children. It would have been a really nice day if we hadn’t all been so sick!
Last Monday I realized that I made a mistake on the outer border on Mighty Acorn — after I got nearly all the way around! I ripped out all of the stitches on the bottom border, about half of the left border, and just a few stitches on the right border. Since then I’ve restitched the border… and they still didn’t quite meet up. So I fudged it. And then I stitched the inner border. And that didn’t meet up. So I fudged that one, too. No pictures — I’m hoping you’ll forget all about it by the time I share the project again and you won’t notice a thing.
When I spread my Bloom Quilt out to take this picture, I noticed that I had rotated the sixth block (second row, second from the left) on its side. Oops. I’ve since picked that out, turned it, and fixed it. I’m also hoping that you’ll forget about it by the time I next share this project and won’t notice the new puckering around that block!
But instead of focusing on this oops, please notice how cute this quilt is becoming with all of those scrappy borders sewn on!
Besides all of these oops*, I have been reading in all of the little cracks I find throughout the day. If you follow me on Goodreads you might have noticed that I’ve finished several 5 star books recently. I don’t know if that’s because the books are really five stars or if it’s because I’m just so happy to be reading again. I hope to write a bookish update at the end of the month.
That’s all I have today. I’m planning to write another quick post on Friday, but am unsure if I’ll be able to squeeze in a post-Thanksgiving writing session. Either way — I hope all of my US friends have the Thanksgiving that’s perfectly suited to each of you. And that everyone else has a a cozy and fun week!
* While writing this post, I learned that “oops” is already plural. So while I was tempted to write this as oops’ or oopses, I’m going to go against my gut and just leave it as oops. But please know that it’s a plural oops!