Our house came off the market on Monday. The six month sales contract expired and after much consideration and consultation with people in the realty field, we decided to take it off the market for a few weeks and re-list in mid-February with a new MLS # and a few small tweaks to its presentation. I was ecstatic at the prospect (M, still not convinced) and had big plans for my first week free from having to keep everything tidy, spotless and free of personal reference. Running out the door on a whim! No more 'keys hidden?...mail stashed away?...dishes washed and stored?...fresh towels in the bathrooms?... laundry room tidy, ironing board closeted?...floors swept?...projects 'contained?' Normal life returns.
Not exactly. The week quickly devolved into several house-related dramas, continuous calls from new realtors trolling for a listing and me, sick, spending most of my days wrapped in a blanket, reading and tending an earache. No testdriving of new sewing machines, no tearing up my sewing room with wild abandon. Just the small consolation of knowing that I could scuff around in flannel pjs without having to hustle out for a showing on short notice.
I had hoped to do a Latvian mitten post this week but it's on hold until I have a bit more to share. I couldn't stick with knitting chartwork this week, so every once in a while I'd pick up my hexagons. Mindless stitching, no concentration required. I hesitate to feature it yet again, agreeing with Jane Ann about posting progress on this type of project...how it looks like the same post, again and again. (Her GFG is lovely...go take a peek.) But from recent comments, I was surprised at how many of you have one of these quilts in progress and might not have thought ahead to sewing the solid color pathways around your blossoms.
Did you realize that you only need to attach five hexagons to each single flower? More will be needed to square up the design but at least for the central portion of the eventual quilt top, these 'blocks' will fit together to complete the overall pattern. If you're making the larger, double-ringed hexagon flowers you'll need to add more, not sure how many, but the same principle will apply.
So that's all I've got today, I really just wanted to check in. I'm feeling better, finally, and expect to be back to more regular posting next week. No more talk about blank slate weeks, though.