It's been chilly these last few days, so whenever I get a chance, I've been sewing. I finished quilting the zigzag quilt (must come up with a name) but now need to sew the binding to the back. I'm not exactly sure if I am really finished quilting. Will have to look at it for a while.
Now I'm putting together a purple row robin, and it is many shades of soft purple with some turquoise here and there. I am waiting for a round robin that is also in purples to return home. Thought perhaps they could be sandwiched together to end up with a reversible quilt. Will have to wait and see. I still love my new Elna! It feels so comfortable to just sit and sew, and I love the 1/4" foot. With older eyesight, this seems important.
Cindy is still in the rehab facility in Northfield so I try to get over a few afternoons a week. She is hoping to go home sometime next week (it has been 6 weeks between the hospital and rehab), and I will be glad, too. I'm planning to make her some meals but need to get to the dollar store for containers. Meanwhile, she's gobbling up all the books I bring and playing solitaire on Chris' tablet. She is so ready to go home.
Community events are keeping me hopping, too. Sunday, I was a "celebrity judge" at the Will It Waffle? cookoff at the library. It was fun, but a little chaotic. The tastes were good, though, and the little girl (age 10-11?) who won did a great job. Tonight I'm helping with a public forum on homelessness, so I have made a batch of handouts and a batch of cookies. If everyone who has responded to the publicity shows up, we will have a packed house. I think the speakers will be good, and people in town are really concerned about the issue. Perhaps we relate more because it's so cold for so long here.