Thursday, August 25, 2016

Summer of the good read and a few movies

I am  going to blame my 6 plus weeks of not being very productive in my studio this Summer on Barnes and Nobles.  You see they sent me a coupon for almost $90 because of some settlement involving me buying books for my Nook.  I like nook books.  Saves me having to do something with the piles that result when I read paper printed ones. 
I let Olivia spend about half of the credits to get a few books or what ever before she left for home and I went to BN to redeem the rest one day when I couldn't think of anything more exciting to do.
It  has been a long, really long time  since I have done nothing but sit and read and sip iced tea.
I am still walking on my treadmill everyday.  My goal was 3 miles in an hour when I started.  Haven't quite gotten to that point yet, however  I am doing 1-1/4 miles in 31  minutes twice a day. Which I find is better than walking for an hour straight.  Soooo boring.  I did that once upon a time when I had to get in the car and drive five miles or so to do it.  Back then, when I lived in Missouri walking for an hour didn't seem so boring.  Back then I could look at other people huffing and puffing and sweating like me, but  here alone with nothing going on outside my window or on the television I get so bored just putting one foot in front of the other so I tell myself to just walk as fast and as far  as you can for 30 minutes.  So that is what I do.  With the treadmill down the hall from the bedroom, it's no problem to come back and do 30 minutes later in the day telling myself once again to just walk for 30 minutes as fast and as far as you can.   

Back at the start of  Spring I missed the deadline to apply to be a vendor at the well attended 2016 Quiltfest Quilt Show in Jacksonville, FL I chose not to be a part of the show in 2015 even though  I did very well there in 2014.   Since I missed the deadline, I'd put it out of my mind.  But then two weeks ago a vendor friend who did not want to use all three of the booths she had  paid for asked if I wanted to use part of her space and after doing an inventor check  I said yes.  So anyone who is planning to go to the  Jacksonville show, September 15-17  look for me. I will be in booth 701 listed in the program under Birds Nest Quilt Shop.  I will have a 10 foot space on one end or the other of her space.