One more day of work then two days off to hang out with lambs! I can not wait!!!
In anticipation of two days off, work is very hectic. I have a lot to get done before I take off and a full day of meetings tomorrow.
I was cold in the house all day today. It got up to 60 degrees but it was cloudy all day. The air outside is thick with the smell of trees blooming. I walked by something tonight that was so incredible I had to stop and enjoy it. I’m pretty sure it was a Daphne. Their smell is so wonderful.
After a quick trip to the grocery store to stock up on bananas, yogurt and chocolate, I hit my sewing room and finished quilting the second panel of the bag I started a few days ago. Then I went ahead and sewed the bag body together.
I have to say that this is not my favorite bag that I’ve made. It feels flat and bland to me. I think it’s because all the fabrics are too similar. It’s not terrible, it’s just not terribly good. But I’ll withhold my final judgement until it’s done.
I managed to get the linings, pockets and zipper plackets cut and I applied the fusible interfacing.
Tomorrow night I’ll be ready to start constructing the lining and associated attachments and fiddly features.
Here’s the bag with that ugly batik on the back of the quilt sandwich.
It’s a good thing that once the bag is all done you completely forget that this crap is in there!
Here’s the bag with the lining and pocket fabric.
And a closer view so you can see it’s not completely terrible. Seeing the colors in the lining fabric help it make more sense with this bag.
Time for a Bender update. It’s been four weeks now since we increased his potassium bromide dose and I’m very happy to say that he hasn’t had a seizure since then. So his last seizures, the two in one day, were 4.5 weeks ago. This makes me very happy and I’m hopeful that this streak will continue.
The downside is that he’s still pretty wobbly from the meds. He stepped off our front porch the other night as we were starting our walk and totally biffed it. It seems like he may be just a little better today. It’s likely that he will adjust to this dosage of meds and he will become steady again. I’m keeping notes on how he looks every couple of days. I need to get him scheduled for a blood test to check the level of these meds in his blood. With his wobbliness in mind, I’m guessing the level will have gone up significantly.
These boys are much happier hanging out while I work when the weather is nice. They will snooze in the sun for hours on a nice day!
And a closer view because it makes me laugh…
He’s just sitting there.