Only a little over a day and a half I will be taking off to visit family. Now I am on a count-down and semi-panicked about forgetting something I must do first or pack in my bag.
Monday I met with the neighbors who have offered to take care of my pets. I really want to do something to thank them and while I was there, the son's miniature dachshund was cuddling up to me and I remembered seeing a quilt Taniwa recently made for a friend with dogs in sweaters.
I hunted up her post and made a sketch in my graph notebook and decided to make a table runner using the dog in the center and putting fruit and vegetable print fabric around the border. Maybe if I have time I can make a matching mug-rug for each family member.
Today I hunted through my scraps and think what I have will work. I marked and cut the dog and still have to mark and cut the food, but this will be my take-along for the plane and down time when jet lag doesn't let me sleep.
Of course I took piecing to scout camp too but little got done ... not much "down-time" when in the woods with the boys.... even when no internet means no time on the lap-top.
Yesterday I took my phone to the shop because the battery dies within ten minutes of use. Too bad, they no longer had batteries for that old phone ... so I had to get a new one. Well, maybe it is good because I could get a small i-phone that maybe I can link up with my lap-top. The bad thing is that everything is in Japanese which I can't read. I will take it along to the states and perhaps my guru son will be able to teach me how to use it.
Sooooo, not to worry if I disappear for the better part of July. Hopefully I will have a lot to post upon my return. For now, I am off to make lists.