I had the day off work today, and I spent it enjoying time for myself. That meant quilting, shopping, and later I'll go out dancing. Weekday holidays are the best!
I'm really liking this design from Judy. I thought I'd try a smaller size, even though the instructions weren't provided for that. Seemed easy enough - just drop some of the blocks and shrink the borders to fit. So I guesstimated the new fabric requirements. Incorrectly it turns out. Despite almost running out of my colours (just barely squeezed out the final 2 pieces), and now getting pretty low on background fabric (about 3" left) I will persevere. Apparently we are done cutting from the colours, and the background looks like we're almost done too. So, I shall keep my fingers crossed and continue on.
On my way out of the parking lot, I performed a random act of kindness. I noticed a car with the spare tire lying on the ground, and the driver looked like she was pondering instructions. So I stopped to give her a hand. Changed a tire for a fellow quilter, and we were both on our way in about 10 minutes. That brings my lifetime total tires changed up to 3 - all in the last 3.5 years of my 25 year driving career. And now I'm home, and planning some more quilting time before I head out dancing tonight. I guess at some point I should consider making dinner for 2 hungry teenagers, too.